"I can’t recommend this book highly enough. It’s the type of novel that changes something in the reader, that holds on and when it’s over leaves a feeling of longing. I will definately read it again." - The Book Traveler
"Author Kindall has a magical way with words. His prose has a visionary quality; he truly shows while he tells this story. His use of dialogue is funny, thoughtful, bawdy and entirely entertaining. Every single character in Delivering Virtue is necessary and intriguing who move the story forward and the book closes with a fully-satisfying denouement." - Bookish Jen, thebookselfblog.wordpress.com
“Rain and his little charge encounter lunatics, killers, American Indians, fanatics, and, eventually, the prophet himself and his followers. As the narrative climaxes and unhinges, Kindall steps up the violence of his narrative and its poignancy, and the combination of action, cynicism and dogged hope (with heavy helpings of magical realism) is oddly effective. A remarkable and sui generis historical novel.” – The Historical Novel Society, Editor’s Choice
"If I had to summarize what I think about this book, I would say it’s “The Odyssey” of the wild west with a swashbuckling dandy narrating a journey of prophecy and magical realism. Add a pile of depraved characters and stir.
I couldn’t put it down. Definite 5 stars." - Allie's Opinions
"Threads of satire are skillfully woven into this tapestry of humor and pathos, magical realism, and historical fact.
Brian Kindall’s splendid allegorical odyssey, Delivering Virtue, features ne’er-do-well wannabe-poet Didier Rain, chosen to transport the cherubic infant Virtue to her intended groom, Nehi, prophet of a Mormon splinter sect known as the Church of the Restructured Truth." - FOREWORD REVIEWS, Literary Fiction Book of the Year Finalist
"Brian Kindall’s middle-grade folkloric fantasy is a lyrical dream-like coming-of-age tale and powerful allegory of what it means to be human." - Blue Ink Reviews
"Pearl is a creative and imaginative juvenile fantasy with memorable characters who tap into the magic and mystery of the universe. This is an enchanting, literary dive into the lightness and darkness of the world, its beauty and casualties, and a glimpse of the emotions that can arise out of young love." - Foreword Reviews
"A magical story—like entering into a good dream. There is a sweetness to Blue Sky and her adventures that any child, teen, or adult will enjoy. You don’t often have an ibex as a main character either! Beautifully written and evoking, especially, the sensual world of the high mountains." - Sharman Russell, author of Teresa of the New World
"...a fantastical journey of self-discovery." - Blue Ink Reviews