Fourth in the "audacious and subversive" Shadow Campaigns novels, following The Price of Valor, The Shadow Throne, and the acclaimed The Thousand Names.
After their defeats at the hands of 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 Sworn Church of Elysium is doomed to fail.
Soldiers Marcus d'Ivoire and Winter Ihernglass find themselves caught between their general and their queen. Now they must decide which leader truly commands their loyalty - and what price they might pay for final victory. And in the depths of Elysium, a malignant force is rising, and defeating it might mean making sacrifices beyond anything they have ever imagined.
©2016 Django Wexler (P)2016 Recorded Books
Yes. Great character development, desperate against the odds last stands, and interesting plot progression.
Janus, hes fantastic and brilliant but you never truly know his motives.
Only his work in the same series.
The ending left me wanting more but concerned that the next installment won't make the most of the story that's been set up.
If you started this series this is a must read. If you haven't and like fantasy but want something different check out book number 1.
Doesnt get bogged down in the Vordanian/French Revolution politics of books two and three. Plenty of action and intrigue with a bit of a LOTR quest feel.
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