Review: A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marshall

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Publisher: Orbit

Publishing Date: April 2015

ISBN:9780316277983

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 4.2/5

Publishers Description: 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.

Review: I had a real good time reading this and here is why. Fantastic world building and lots of story line movement in the form of disparate character adventures that gradually draw closer and closer. This culmination of events keeps you riveted to the story line from the onset and is relentless in its periodicity. The novel is interspersed with ribald wit and leaves you laughing, it is that funny.

Despite the constant movement the characters failed to really develop due to their personas being cemented in past actions, specifically the 5 villains. Yet the new introductions proved worthwhile enough to follow and later became engaging in specific.  A long read but time well spent. GET IT!

 

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