By Booklist

Hutchins draws on ancient lore about a cosmic turtle and creates a world in which people live on the backs of the large creatures, where farmers are reviled as ‘hubs,’ or husbands who marry, reproduce, and slow down their reptile home. [Tenjat’s] sister, Eflet, will intrigue and frustrate readers with insights that aren’t always immediately clear, but Tenjat’s adventures will resonate with readers who similarly feel as if they’re trying to find their way onto dry land. A magical fantasy with legs (and flippers).