“An arresting tale of loyalty, identity, and the power of art... Lee’s masterful storytelling is sure to wow.”
– Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Phoenix Extravagant is a book containing ruminations on imperialism, the function and sanctity of art, acculturation, and the morality of love. It also contains a bloody big and unexpectedly adorable mechanical dragon."
– Jonathan L. Howard, author of the Johannes Cabal books
– Adrian Tchaikovsky
“Powerful. Unforgettable. This is another amazing piece of work, and I have the feeling I need to read it again to get it fully!”
– Stephen Baxter
“… a smart, thought-provoking book, and one which feels incredibly timely.”
– SciFiNow 4 star review
“A story of art, love, human connection, the power of creation, colonialism, and the roles we all have to play in fighting oppression."
– Paul Weimer
“Phoenix Extravagant marks a different way of looking at Empire and power and living within, under, and against that than Lee’s first novels, but no less a powerful one. A fantastic, brilliant undertaking.”
– Waterstones Bookseller’s Review
“A powerful, deeply moving book that is a wonderful read, without question one of the best of the year.”
– Every Book a Doorway
"The emphasis on art and painting gives the writing a poetic quality, added to by the elements of magic and mythology, which shows the depth of Lee’s research with a deft hand."
– The Nerd Daily
"An elegant, eloquent novel, tense and full of incident."