The Guns of Empire
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.
- Paperback | 480 pages
- 138 x 208 x 24mm | 369g
- 04 Feb 2020
- Penguin Putnam Inc
- Ace Books
- New York, United States
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Another excellently entertaining novel, filled with battles and politics and personalities...It subverts, interrogates, or outright inverts a good few tropes associated with epic fantasy, and with gender roles.--Tor.com
The Guns of Empire...only serves to further cement Django Wexler as one of the best authors currently writing, and his work as truly spellbinding.--Fantasy Book Review
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"A fascinating world of dust and bayonets and muskets...and magic."--S.M. Stirling, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Novels of the Change
Gritty, brutal, and yet wonderfully intimate...exceptional military fantasy.--Jason M. Hough, New York Times Bestselling Author of Zero World
"Succeeding volumes may end up doing for the Napoleonic Wars what George R.R. Martin did for the Wars of the Roses. Highly recommended."--Anthony Ryan, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Raven's Shadow Novels
"Without a doubt, the best book of its year."--Simon R. Green, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Secret Histories Novels
"[A] mash-up of seventeenth-century technology and demon-summoning assassins."--*Publishers Weekly
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