A Crown for Cold Silver : Crimson Empire

  • by Alex Marshall
  • Narrated by Angele Masters
  • Series: Crimson Empire
  • 24 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"It was all going so nicely, right up until the massacre."
Twenty years ago feared general Cobalt Zosia led her five villainous captains and mercenary army into battle, wrestling monsters and toppling an empire. When there were no more titles to win and no more worlds to conquer, she retired and gave up her legend to history.
Now the peace she carved for herself has been shattered by the unprovoked slaughter of her village. Seeking bloody vengeance, Zosia heads for battle once more, but to find justice she must confront grudge-bearing enemies, once-loyal allies, and an unknown army that marches under a familiar banner.
Five villains. One legendary general. A final quest for vengeance.


What the Critics Say

"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)
"Brimming with imagination and invention.... Fabulous!" (John Gwynne)
"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)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Loved it!!!

I was feeling a little bit let down as I tried all varieties of fantasy books this past month. This novel makes me so very happy!! The characters were well fleshed out, and had qualities that made them feel like real people dealing with real crappy situations. From the get-go, it was sarcastic, interesting, and so fun to listen to that I finished it in 2 (!!!) days! Broken up by sleeping of course :)

Highly recommended; I'll even listen again!
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- MissRed "Obsessive book hoarder, and intense audible lover."

Simply awesome.

If you like grimdark fantasy at all, you will likely love these books. The characters are flawed, well-rounded, and brought to life by one of the best narrators I've ever heard. It's got a touch of the Weird in it's world building, a deliciously evil twist on the Catholic Church in it's Burnished Chain religion, revenge, battle, double-crossing villainy, etc. What's not to love?
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- Amazon Customer "Valen"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-14-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio