a stunning blend of fantasy and scifi... I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
Pure pulp nonsense, but utterly compelling.
If you're looking for fast-paced dragon-flavoured action with a whole heap of heart, then look no further.
A book with heart that lovers of futuristic action-stories will love.
A real treat, a new series you really can't afford to miss.
An intelligent read, with all the depth and detail you could ever want!
James Barclay is the Sergio Leone of the genre
Barclay writes novels that you want to read again and again
Truly excellent heroic fantasy
Barclay is one of our story-telling gems; he's given us a hard-biotech future set in an all-too believable worn out world, where exotic part-alien creatures have replaced military hardware. Intense action scenes with dogfighting dragons flown by elegantly flawed pilots, and manipulated by devious politicians meant I read this in one sitting. And best of all is the Heart Of Granite itself, an astonishing battle behemoth that would make Godzilla run away with his tail between his legs.
Barclay does dragons the way dragons should be: fire-breathing death-from-above terror machines; the only things more badass are the people who ride them
Has all the action of a war movie and the intrigue of a thriller. Fine, fine entertainment!
With Heart of Granite, Barclay presents us with an original character driven, action packed adventure with an intriguing premise. It is the summer blockbuster that you wish they'd make.