"...I feel that the most rewarding aspect of Algar’s first novel, is not so much the literary heritage from which it has sprung, but rather that it’s a cracking story. Its pace is such that it can drag you through one of the most complex and controversial periods of history, solely by connecting you with its principal character’s emotional and actual journeys. I can’t wait to see what the author next has in store for us..."
Jenny Kemp, Much Wenlock, August 2009
"This is a work of fiction but set on a firm basis of well-researched historical fact. The important issue in this type of novel is how well the author has rendered the tale as a dramatic adventure. The answer, in this case, is very well indeed. It’s an involving and deeply human story of danger, companionship, high emotions and all the other elements required of a gripping tale."
Austin Kehoe, Commissioning Editor, Melrose Books
See also: Suite101.com Article 1, Suite101.com Article II , The Dalesman March 2010, attainmagazine.co.uk, Wharfdale Observer, Telegraph & Argus Article I, Telegraph & Argus Article II,Towton Battlefield Society Review , Yorkshire Post Article I , Radio York Interview, History Times Interview,Yorkshire Post Article II, Yorkshire Visitors Guide