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.
“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
“[A] mash-up of seventeenth-century technology and demon-summoning assassins.” — *Publishers Weekly
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.
He is the author of Roc's military 'flintlock fantasy' The Thousand Names and the middle-grade fantasy The Forbidden Library.
When not writing, he wrangles computers, paints tiny soldiers, and plays games of all sorts.