"It really is refreshing to see such an ambitious, meticulous novel come out of the small-press scene. What Sirois has done here cannot have been easy. Even beyond the huge scope of the story, or the well-drawn, believable depth of the characters, the multiple points of view, the geographical and historical accuracy. Just looking at this book on the sentence level, it could not have been easy to write. It's jam-packed with air-tight sentences, creative word choices and frequently surprising details, like when the concussion from an exploding mortar shell pops open the change drawer of a cash register. Details like that demonstrate how fully realized the world of Falcons is."