Synopses & Reviews
The final book in the Crimson Empire trilogy, a game-changing fantasy epic featuring an unforgettable warrior.
Former warrior queen and now pariah, Cold Zosia wakes in the ashes of a burning city. Her vengeance has brought her to this - her heroic reputation in tatters, her allies scattered far and wide, and her world on the cusp of ruin.
General Ji-Hyeon has vanished into the legendary First Dark, leaving her lover Sullen alone to carry out the grim commands of a dead goddess. The barbarian Maroto is held captive by a demonic army hell-bent on the extermination of the Crimson Empire, and only his protégé Purna believes he can be saved.
Zosia must rally her comrades and old enemies one last time, for what will prove the greatest battle of her many legends...if anyone lives to tell it.
FIVE HEROES. NO HOPE. A WAR AGAINST DEVILS.
"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
"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
"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