It's hard-hitting, but it's poignant and incredibly thought-provoking at the same time . . . Naomi Foyle has a mastery of plotting and a way with words that's truly remarkable.
Foyle has built a fascinating portrait, often reminiscent of Ursula K. Le Guin in its layered complexity, and threaded it into a fascinating coming of age story. Gripping.
Rook Song is brave and unexpected . . . if you like your SF intelligent and stimulating do yourself a favour and pick up both Astra and Rook Song. You won't regret it.
An intensely deep and thought-provoking narrative. It's a beautiful story, unique and daring
A beguiling and absorbing sci-fi/fantasy novel . . . an uplifting celebration of bodily diversity
Rook Song is thoroughly engrossing, with great edge and energy, full of gritty detail and fierce, intelligent characters. It has the joy of an adventure story and the weight of myth, as crafted by a true storyteller
Offering plenty of twists and surprises, Rook Song outdoes its predecessor . . . Book one was a commentary on how society should live to protect the planet, book two is a comment on how people should prevent international conflict and wars. We can only wait with bated breath to see what book three will campaign for
Slow and beautiful and aching, painting a picture of paradise on Earth so close to being what it pretends to be that it physically hurts
Foyle is certainly a gutsy writer, who is unafraid of dealing with subjects not often discussed in science fiction . . . Foyle's sure-footed, vivid writing takes this story into another, slightly mystical level . . . I recommend this challenging, well written series for anyone interested in complex and immersive stories