"It is easy to guess that Mr. Lang has furnished the flavor of Stuart romance and the historical details of the political plotting, while to Mr. Mason is undoubtedly due the main work of story-telling and incident-weavinga work in which his first book, The Courtship of Morrice Buckler, showed him an adept. Lovers of Dumas and Weyman will find this a story eminently to their taste. It has spirit, dash, and excitement, and withal some serious study of motive and character."
Review in The Outlook*, Dec 2, 1899.*