* “Simply put, this series is a masterclass in grand-scale storytelling. The future of epic fantasy is here—and this saga is it.”—Kirkus, Starred Review
"The secrets, lies, betrayals (including to himself) all make for a read that is one to pay attention to. Something like PKD and Wolfe teaming up to write City State Fantasy." –Tor.com
“Nick Martell is well on his way to becoming a huge talent in the world of fantasy fiction.”—The BiblioSanctum
“As the second book in a series, The Two-Faced Queen heeds the call admirably, the story is advanced, tension is raised. Martell’s storytelling skills are still of a very high caliber.” —SFFWorld
"The Two-Faced Queen is a BIG book (592 pages), so that’s George R.R. Martin territory. But readers will be rewarded with a rich fantasy world that reminds me a little of the imaginative environments created by Robert Jordan or Brandon Sanderson... Make no mistake, this book works quite well as a standalone."—The Sarasota Scene
“Now, this is how you write a sequel. There's some truly satisfying and explosive moments in this book, including one that actually saw my jaw dropping open in shock.”—Jeremy Szal, author of Stormblood
“An excellent fantasy debut, with engaging worldbuilding and a good mix between action and character. I thoroughly enjoyed the novel, and look forward to following Nick’s sure-to-be lengthy writing career.”
—Brandon Sanderson, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Stormlight Archive series
“A symphony of loyalty, greed, family, and betrayal set in an innovative culture!”
—Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tempests and Slaughter
"With a smartly plotted story, great world-building, flawed but fascinating characters and plenty of mystery, The Kingdom of Liars is a terrific debut."
—James Islington, author of The Shadow of What Was Lost
"A richly rewarding fantasy that seethes with mysteries, fuzed with a mindscrew of a magic system. This, dear readers, is the good stuff."
—Jeremy Szal, author of Stormblood
"Nick Martell’s debut The Kingdom of Liars lives up to its name, with so many truths and lies interwoven that nothing is as it seems and surprises lurk across every turn of the page. Michael’s tale is nothing, if not thrilling."
—Ryan Van Loan, author of The Sin in the Steel
“An impressive fantasy debut that creates a solid foundation for (hopefully) a much larger narrative to come…”
– Kirkus Reviews
“This smart, briskly told high fantasy entertains all the way until the unexpected end.”
– Publishers Weekly