A breathtaking journey. It's epic fantasy with both creeping, omnipresent horrors and yet a tenacious, delicate warmth.
— K. A. Doore, author of The Perfect Assassin
The Unspoken Name is great fun—fantasy with an epic sweep in a gorgeously drawn universe.
— Ann Leckie, New York Times bestselling and Hugo award-winning author of Ancillary Justice
Astounding... written with skill and stunning assurance. The worlds this story spans are as exotic and dangerous as the characters who traverse them. From its flawless first page to its bittersweet last, The Unspoken Name is unlike anything I’ve read before.
— Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld
What a glorious book! Richly detailed, enthralling, and extraordinary, with brilliant nods to such luminaries as Ursula K. Le Guin and Diana Wynne Jones. A.K. Larkwood's book hooked me in from the first page and never let go. Fabulous, in every meaning of the word.
— Jenn Lyons, author of Ruin of Kings
An unexpected and new take on classic orcs 'n' swords fantasy. Stylish, classy, and timeless - but with racing stripes and an inbuilt camera. I cannot recommend it enough.
— Tamsyn Muir, author of Gideon the Ninth
Takes all the tropes of fantasy--orcs and epic quests, dead gods and undead souls, daring rescues and last-second escapes--and spins them into something wild and new. A dizzy, delicious debut.
— Alix E. Harrow, Nebula and Hugo finalist and author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Quick-paced, occasionally brutal, and genuinely funny, Larkwood’s debut novel turns standard fantasy tropes on their head with grace and humour. Csorwe might have the tusks of an orc, but she is human to her core. Readers will be rooting for her to receive the happy ending that she obviously deserves.
— Kerstin Hall, author of The Border Keeper
The Unspoken Name has everything - spine-tingling prose, gorgeous worldbuilding, powerful older women, found family (but it's terrible), and true love. It's fantastic. I read it in one sitting.
— Emily Tesh, author of Silver in the Wood
Larkwood's debut is a fresh, fun take on the genre, packed with smart prose, badass characters, and fantastic worldbuilding. A necessary addition for any fantasy lover's collection.
— Tara Sim, author of Scavenge the Stars
A truly wonderful book...grabbed my attention on the first page and wouldn’t let go. Fresh, exciting and new, with fascinating characters, shifting alliances, impossible odds, breathtaking settings, and shocking twists.
— Dyrk Ashton, author of Paternus