" As many others have said, it was very Dan Brown-esque. I appreciated the feminist twist Hardie took with it, but this book was not exactly a joy to read. The writing was vague, the characters never quite real enough, the entire book like walking through a half-constructed dream. We joined in media res, but a poorly handled media res. It meant I spent the first five or six chapters wondering why I was bothering and where things were going. If I were the sort of person who ever gave up on a book, this might have been one of them. However, that being said, I really enjoyed the kind of hands-on approach, since my copy came with the parchment sheets they talk about in the book all the time. If only the characters had more realistic conversation, and not high academic talk and near-psychic connectivity that they did not share with the reader. I really wanted to like this book, but the book made it very difficult to do that. "
— Rose, 2/9/2014