Reviews

Here are some of the things people are
saying about The Good Hawk:
“Thrilling... With its blend of unusual character development and clever exploration of ancient realms, “The Good Hawk” is a story fantasy-loving young readers may not even know they’ve been waiting for.” 
- The New York Times
“As Agatha might say, this is a gripping story and a dark one and it is a good one.”
- Wall Street Journal
“A thrilling, strange and brutally involving debut.”
- The Guardian 
★★★★★
“This is the first book in the Shadow Skye series and it's an absolute cracker. Electifying... highly recommended.”
- The Belfast Telegraph
“Debut author Joseph Elliott has managed to whip up a proper barnstormer with this Young Adult tale... This book is a charismatic charmer.”
- SFX Magazine
“The chill barren setting of Scotia provides rich terrain for an unsettling wildness, which Elliott cleverly lets reign in the closing epilogue, as he pushes the remarkable Agatha’s fate to the forefront.” - The Irish Times
“A brave new voice in fantasy fiction.” - Sally Green, author of Half Bad
The Good Hawk blends ancient myth and doses of spectacularly dark magic with the most likeable- and unlikely- pair of of heroes. A gripping, brutal adventure that completely swept me away.” - Emma Carroll, author of Secrets of a Sun King
The Good Hawk is an incredibly special and important book... Not only is this a heart-warming story about friendship and courage and what it means to truly be a hero, the plot is so gripping and compelling that I could hardly turn the pages fast enough to keep up with it.” - Holly Jackson, author of A Good Girl's Guide To Murder
The Good Hawk is a brilliant, beguiling adventure, with a richly imagined world and beautifully rendered heroes. I could not put it down. Joseph Elliott’s story feels at once timeless and new—it’s one of the best fantasy works I have read in years. I was utterly enthralled.” - Jonathan Auxier, author of 
The Night Gardener
“A triumph. A compelling, sweeping and often brutal adventure with true friendship and tenderness at its heart. Agatha is one of the most brilliantly voiced and engaging characters I have ever read, and the sort of hero children's literature has been lacking for too long.” - Katya Balen, author of The Space We’re In
“A sublimely plotted, windswept adventure ... told with heart and humour, in beautifully sparse prose, this book made me laugh with delight and gasp with surprise.” - Cerrie Burnell, author of The Girl with Shark's Teeth
“Joseph Elliott has written the fandom I've been waiting for. Forget Gryffindor, Dauntless, and House Stark... I want to be a Hawk.” - Aisha Bushby, author of A Pocketful of Stars