Friday, September 2, 2016

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of The Guns of the Empire

Django Wexler graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh with degrees in creative writing and computer science, and worked for the university in artificial intelligence research. Eventually he migrated to Microsoft in Seattle, where he now lives with two cats and a teetering mountain of books. When not writing, he wrangles computers, paints tiny soldiers, and plays games of all sorts.

The Guns of the Empire


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As the “audacious and subversive”* Shadow Campaigns novels continue, the weather is growing warmer, but the frosty threat of Vordan’s enemies is only growing worse...

As the roar of the guns subsides and the smoke of battle clears, the country of Vordan is offered a fragile peace…

After their shattering defeats at the hands of brilliant General Janus bet Vhalnich, the opposing powers have called all sides to the negotiating table in hopes of securing an end to the war. Queen Raesinia of Vordan is anxious to see the return of peace, but Janus insists that any peace with the implacable Sworn Church of Elysium is doomed to fail. For their Priests of the Black, there can be no truce with heretics and demons they seek to destroy, and the war is to the death.

Soldiers Marcus d’Ivoire and Winter Ihernglass find themselves caught between their general and their queen. Now, each must decide which leader truly commands their loyalty—and what price they might pay for final victory.

And in the depths of Elysium, a malign force is rising—and defeating it might mean making sacrifices beyond anything they have ever imagined.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Scholastic Siren - Sara:
*Copy received by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

I'm not giving any extra plot overview here, because I don't want to spoil Price of Valor (review can be found HERE).

This book was truly fabulous; the only reason I'm not giving it 5 skulls is it did drag in a few places. Everything is finally coming together, including why Janus really wanted The Thousand Names! The battles are epic, the magic is really interesting, and we get to know our favorite characters even better. Some of the minor characters from previous books have much bigger roles, and this book is chock-full of strong women! I just loved it. My only regret in reading so fast is having you wait a year for the conclusion of the series.

The Guns of the Empire

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