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A War in Crimson Embers


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Alex Marshall is a pseudonym for Jesse Bullington, acclaimed author of several novels in different genres including The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart and The Enterprise of Death. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.


"This is my favorite kind of fantasy -- alternatively irreverent and brutal, with a cast of wonderfully scarred and nasty people. Any fans of Steven Erikson, Mark Lawrence, or Joe Abercrombie will love A Crown for Cold Silver; I've just finished it, and I'm already eager for more."--Django Wexler on A Crown for Cold Silver
"An epic tale of invasion, civil war, and divine incursion."
on A Crown for Cold Silver

"This is a fitting follow-up to the first Crimson Empire book; full of bloody battles and strong females ... The writing and setting are rich ... Purna is a strong character who adds an interesting dynamic to the twisted and surprising story."
--RT Book Reviews on A Blade of Black Steel

"Alex Marshall builds a sprawling world that grows larger and deeper with every page. Instantly believable. Zosia and her Five Villains are as fun as they are twisted."--David Dalglish on A Crown for Cold Silver
"An epic fantasy that will surprise you. When was the last time you read one of those? Marshall deftly sets up and subverts expectations at every turn. If you think you know what's coming, think again."--Kameron Hurley on
A Crown for Cold Silver
"Brimming with imagination and invention... Fabulous!"--John Gwynne on A Crown for Cold Silver
"Exceptional writing, middle-aged warrior heroine, and organically infused gender nonconformity make this fantasy epic a first-rate trailblazer... splendid storytelling, wry humor, and unresolved intrigue."--Publishers Weekly
(Starred Review) on A Crown for Cold Silver
"This brawny revenge fantasy feels like a Tarantino movie: a hugely entertaining mix of adventure and comedy, punctuated by moments of darkness, with clever dialogue and explosive set-pieces... A pure joy to read."--Booklist
(Starred Review) on A Crown for Cold Silver
A Crown for Cold Silver drags epic fantasy through the mud - but it does so with wit, wonder and wisdom."
--NPR Books on A Crown for Cold Silver

"This lusty debut will have you gasping in one breath and laughing in the next ... Marshall is playing a long, glorious game."
--Washington Post on A Crown for Cold Silver

"Enough fiendish political maneuvering to make George R. R. Martin jealous."
--Shelf Awareness on A Crown for Cold Silver

"A rollicking, obscene, subversive, and zany epic fantasy ride."
--B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog

"A fitting conclusion to an original and exciting fantasy trilogy."--Booklist on A War in Crimson Embers
"Thrilling action set pieces."--Kirkus
on A War in Crimson Embers

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