[Spirit of the King] skillfully weaves its narrative from start to finish with flights of fantasy interspersed with drama, humor, and romance. Fantasy fiction has a new worthy addition with Amy Hay's wonderfully pleasing book. A literary escape worth taking in this year or the next.
San Francisco Book Review
Praise & Reviews
...the author's nuanced portrayal of a young woman's self-discovery will resonate with readers. Likewise, Hay's accomplished worldbuilding -- crowded village squares, ethereal palaces, and host of well-defined secondary characters -- gives vivid life to Aria's complex world...
Booklife by Publisher's Weekly
Hay's prose is simple yet atmospheric in style, and it illuminates a world where the spiritual and physical exist side by side. Aria is portrayed as feisty and willful... she brings a recognizably human perspective to this allegory of good and evil.