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Publisher's Summary

Short-listed for the 2016 British Fantasy Society Award for Best Novel.
Guns of the Dawn is a pacey, gripping fantasy of war and magic from Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author Adrian Tchaikovsky.
The first casualty of war is truth....
First, Denland's revolutionaries assassinated their king, launching a wave of bloodshed after generations of peace. Next they clashed with Lascanne, their royalist neighbour, pitching war machines against warlocks in a fiercely fought conflict.
Genteel Emily Marshwic watched as the hostilities stole her family's young men. But then came the call for yet more Lascanne soldiers in a ravaged kingdom with none left to give. Emily must join the ranks of conscripted women and march towards the front lines.
With barely enough training to hold a musket, Emily braves the savage reality of warfare. But she begins to doubt her country's cause, and those doubts become critical. For her choices will determine her own future and that of two nations locked in battle.
©2017 Adrian Tchaikovsky (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By M. McCormick on 01-27-18

Stand alone book

I truly wish more authors would follow Mr. Tghaikovsky’s lead and write strand alone books that did not end with some minor character development left open: which is a sure hint of a future book. This is not YA, not gory, not dark, not full of offensive language or warped minds and deeds. This is an easy listen with interesting character that wraps up nicely in the end. I do not need a continued story for Emily I need more great stories like this.

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4 out of 5 stars
By david on 05-10-18

Pride and Prejudice without the good characters

Short version is this is a period romance, not a war story or fantasy. The performance was outstanding. The writing felt like he took the characters from Pride and Prejudice, got rid of the father and the mother and Mr.Darcy, and tried to drop them into another setting. He even included the clueless little sister who runs of with a brigand and has to be rescued. Mix in some Dickensian villains and now you know what you are getting.
The story was good and PG. while the idea was interesting it felt cliche.

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3 out of 5 stars
By AReader on 11-12-17

Not for me

I really enjoyed this as a printed book, but I disliked the voice of the narrator of this audio more and more as I continued. I just didn't think it matched the material at all. Others may disagree, I suppose. I will return this.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Rob Kendal on 06-05-18

A brilliant book but not what I was expecting

I loved this book in the end, but it's less fantasy and more pride and prejudice with a couple of warlocks here and there. nonetheless, a great epic, well told.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Bart Primrose on 04-20-18

another perfect story

after children of time I thought I would never be drawn into another story again. Well i was wrong. a fantastic story!

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