The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book is so close to amazing it can get! But I didn’t want to give it 5 stars, since The Autumn Republic probably will blow my mind! Oh my expectations are high.
Thank you Goodreads for recommending me this series. I didn’t know what I was in for, but I don’t regret it a bit. This world, filled with politics, gunpowder and magic, is a piece of art. The second book wasn’t just a build up for the last, even if it did a lot of building up, but gave you so much story. You love, hate and wonder.
I cannot really say much since this is the second book in The Powder Mages trilogy, and I don’t want to spoil anything, just know that it was so good.
If you want to read my review of the first book, you can click here.
The hounds at our heels will soon know we are lions
Tamas’s invasion of Kez ends in disaster when a Kez counter-offensive leaves him cut off behind enemy lines with only a fraction of his army, no supplies, and no hope of reinforcements. Drastically outnumbered and pursued by the enemy’s best, he must lead his men on a reckless march through northern Kez to safety, and back over the mountains so that he can defend his country from an angry god.
In Adro, Inspector Adamat only wants to rescue his wife. To do so he must track down and confront the evil Lord Vetas. He has questions for Vetas concerning his enigmatic master, but the answers might come too quickly.
With Tamas and his powder cabal presumed dead, Taniel Two-shot finds himself alongside the god-chef Mihali as the last line of defence against Kresimir’s advancing army. Tamas’s generals bicker among themselves, the brigades lose ground every day beneath the Kez onslaught, and Kresimir wants the head of the man who shot him in the eye.