Middle books in trilogies are tricky, but this taut science-fiction thriller pulls it off with panache...Hautman continues to write mind-expanding adventures and nail-biting suspense to probe big questions of faith, destiny and personal responsibility. The next book can't come soon enough.
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
[A] fascinating sequel. ... Hautman doesn't know how to write a bad book.
Tinged with elements of ancient Mayan sacrifices and political intrigue, the book will have fans of historical fiction and science fiction thinking through the motives and concepts of this smoothly layered adventure.
--School Library Journal