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A Crown for Cold Silver

Book 1, The Crimson Empire

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Description

FIVE VILLAINS. ONE LEGENDARY GENERAL. A FINAL QUEST FOR VENGEANCE.
Twenty years ago, feared general Cobalt Zosia led her five villainous captains and mercenary army into battle, wrestling monsters and toppling an empire. When there were no more titles to win and no more worlds to conquer, she retired and gave up her legend to history.
Now the peace she carved for herself has been shattered by the unprovoked slaughter of her village. Seeking bloody vengeance, Zosia heads for battle once more, but to find justice she must confront grudge-bearing enemies, once-loyal allies, and an unknown army that marches under a familiar banner.
A CROWN FOR COLD SILVER is an outstanding epic fantasy featuring an unforgettable warrior.

From Publishers Weekly

Feb 02, 2015 – The sprawling, warring cast and magical-medieval setting of Marshall's series launch may look familiar at first, but exceptional writing, a middle-aged warrior heroine, and organically infused gender nonconformity make this fantasy epic a first-rate trailblazer. From the first, when former rebel leader and queen Cobalt Zosia all but dismantles the young officer sent to destroy her life, Zosia's assurance and intelligence establish a commanding presence. Believing her successor responsible for the massacre of Zosia's husband and village, she abandons her 20-year self-imposed exile and sets out with aching joints, palpable grief, and hearty libido to revive her rebel army. Marshall blends character, background, history, and action to create a seamless fantasy realm of weary mercenaries, randy adrenaline-fueled nobles, conflicted religious fanatics, old grudges, new betrayals, and one endearing demon dog. With a tactician's skill, Marshall introduces elements of plot and character that are enlarged and enveloped in the central story line, but careful structuring never precludes chaotic action or emotion, nor does it undermine any of the third-act surprises. The hidden identity of the highly skilled, pseudonymous author adds an interesting wrinkle, and the splendid storytelling, wry humor, and unresolved intrigue will leave readers hungry for the sequels.

Customer Reviews

Meh

OK read, not at all compelling. Story of vengeance that just falls flat. Did not have the chops to make me want to the sequel(s).

Grimdark at its finest

This novel belongs on the shelf beside greats such as: A Game of Thrones, Conan The Barbarian and The Prince of Thorns. Every character is unique and conflicted while the plot thickens like a dark fantastic thunderstorm you can't pry your eyes from. 10/10

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A Crown for Cold Silver
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Action & Adventure
  • Published: Apr 14, 2015
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 656 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, The Crimson Empire
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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