FW – Duncan Thornton, Winnipeg Free Press
Oppel... certainly doesn't pander to young readers with his themes, which are dark and disturbing. Firewing is set almost entirely in an unpleasnt "underworld," as he calls it, that could be out of Homer.... Readers will be kept in suspense until the last few pages, of course, but ultimately, through means both surprising and satisfying, Oppel brings each character to a fitting end."
– Duncan Thornton, Winnipeg Free Press