"The Blood Throne doesn’t ‘aspire’ to be a Great Man story. Doesn’t try to match or conform to the standard model. There is no implied ‘just as good as the boys’ or ‘good, for a girl’ here. Artemisia’s story stands as it is, aspires to only its own glory. By not trying to force her growing up into a traditionally male narrative of the ascent to greatness, The Blood Throne honors both power and womanhood. It does not shy away from any part of the female experience, nor fetishize them. The book is refreshing in its nuance."
— Olivia Ott, undergrad, Polymathic Scholars, University of Texas at Autin