"The Dark Virgin is a rattlingly good read that, in its best parts, shows its author to be something more than a storyteller, a difficult-to-categorize thinker with a deep understanding of cultures at a distance from his own." The Globe and Mail

"Ross is one of a disappearing breed of Canadian novelists who put the reader first. i came away feeling he had made up this dazzling story just for me." Ottawa Citizen

"...a sweeping account...exciting and affecting: Ross is sensitive to the exigencies of fate and outraged by the injustices of history." National Post

"It's about time somebody came along and wrote a great conquest-of-Mexico novel." Toronto Star