"...exciting, compelling, hard to put down...anything but boring! I cared about Fin from the start. The characters felt human--felt flawed--which is a good thing. I definitely recommend this one. (Especially if you enjoyed The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.)"
"...an adventure story and a love story. There are pockets of beautiful writing that will still your heart and characters that are impossible not to feel for. And it's also a bit of historical fiction! Truly, The Fiddler's Gun is reading at it's best."
"It's strikingly clear that A.S. Peterson has the writer's gift. His prose is carefully crafted, with painstaking attention to detail. On the other hand, as I read The Fiddler's Gun, I wasn't pondering the intricacies of his well-crafted fiction; I had my hands full thinking about the characters, the story, and considering what might come next. And after all is said and read, isn't that one of the best compliments one can give an author?"
"...depth, emotion, and characters that you care about. There is excitement, battle, and mutiny. Though full of all these things, [The Fiddler's Gun] also explores the simple yet universal desire to find a home, a place where you are chosen just for who you are. And that is something that anyone should understand."
"...a strong, independent heroine, adventure, patriotism, pirates, treasure, sword fights, romance--I could go on for ages! You really must try this book! It will make you laugh out loud, cry, and everything in between."
"From the opening line to the last word, Peterson develops his characters with rich and vital personalities... You will laugh, cry, and want to kick some pirate booty, all at the same time. Most of all, it is a story of love and redemption."
"You know how a book sometimes stays with you and even when you're not reading it you still think about the characters in the story and wonder how they are doing and what they are up to?The Fiddler's Gun is that kind of book.