Price of Valor
THE SHADOW CAMPAIGNS #3
In the wake of the King’s death, war has come to Vordan.
The Deputies-General has precarious control of the city, but it is led by a zealot who sees traitors in every shadow. Executions have become a grim public spectacle. The new queen, Raesinia Orboan, finds herself nearly powerless as the government tightens its grip and assassins threaten her life. But she did not help free the country from one sort of tyranny to see it fall into another. Placing her trust with the steadfast soldier Marcus D’Ivoire, she sets out to turn the tide of history.
As the hidden hand of the Sworn Church brings all the powers of the continent to war against Vordan, the enigmatic and brilliant general Janus bet Vhalnich offers a path to victory. Winter Ihernglass, newly promoted to command a regiment, has reunited with her lover and her friends, only to face the prospect of leading them into bloody battle.
And the enemy is not just armed with muskets and cannon. Dark priests of an ancient order, wielding forbidden magic, have infiltrated Vordan to stop Janus by whatever means necessary...
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Scholastic Siren - Sara:
*Copy received by the publisher for an honest review
This is a nice steady middle book. There is quite a bit of action and intrigue! The war is interesting because we aren't in the head of the main commander, just Winter and Marcus. I think this read much smoother with only three POV characters and some church interludes. I have to be honest, I did skim through some of the battle scenes, just not my thing. Since the book is about war, I expected that and was not upset by the violence.
Price of Valor