My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I've been engrossed in Wexler's series from the first, since it draws parallels from Napoleon's campaigns and I wanted to see where it would end up. But the parallels only go so far, since this is a fantasy novel and the characters don't match up to history.
However, in this book we're introduced to the Duke of Wellington stand in, we have an analogy to the Russian Campaign, and we see the Vordan Army advance on its goal of seizing power from the Black Priests. It's a real page turner and there are multiple storylines and characters to keep track of, but it's a satisfying entry into the series. Lives are lost, loves are revealed, and there's a great build-up to the final book at the end. I'm eagerly looking forward to see how the story plays out.
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