Chris Evans is also the author of the Iron Elves saga: A Darkness Forged in Fire, The Light of Burning Shadows, and Ashes of a Black Frost, as well as Of Bond and Thunder, and the nonfiction book Bloody Jungle: The War in Vietnam. He is a military historian and former editor for Random House and Stackpole Books. Born in Canada, he lives in New York City.
A gutsy fantasy set in a world of imperial greed and magical
plotting, with an eye for the ordinary soldier's plight that would
have done Kipling proud.--Karen Traviss, #1 New York Times
bestselling author of Star Wars: Legacy of the Force -- Revelation
and City of Pearl
Evans's first novel heralds the launch of an outstanding military fantasy series unlike any since Glen Cook's beloved Black Company series... Strong storytelling, a compelling cast of heroes and villains, and a keen knowledge of military tactics of the Napoleonic era make this a priority purchase for most libraries and a splendid read for fans of both sf and fantasy military adventure. Highly recommended.
-- "Library Journal"
A masterful debut -- if J.R.R. Tolkien and Bernard Cornwell had a literary love child, this would be it.--Karen Traviss, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Legacy of the Force-Revelation and City of Pearl
Imagine Napoleon's armies invading Middle Earth, mixing gunpowder with magic, monsters, and heroes. The Iron Elves will march across the landscape of fantasy and claim new territory. Chris Evans gives us an entertaining debut, with the promise of more great adventures to come.--Charles Coleman Finlay, acclaimed author of The Prodigal Troll and Wild Things