"...an exciting tale, told with verve and skill... The warmth and humour between Timothy and Linden makes the book outstanding."
Huzzah! I am delighted and relieved. There's always a certain anxiety that goes with publishing your second book, as people invariably compare it to the first one; and since Rebel is a very different story from Knife in some ways, I feared it might not be well received by those who were expecting and hoping for More of the Same. Obviously, though, the Times reviewer didn't have that problem, and I'm very glad of it.
ETA: What do you know, Julia Eccleshare (children's books reviewer for the Guardian) likes it too! "A thrilling sequel to best-selling Knife, this is a fairytale with a difference..." Double huzzah!