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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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5 out of 5 stars
By Tina on 11-23-17

A Rare Gem!

Anyone that says this novel isn't good and that its not worth reading has no idea what good storytelling is, this author does such an amazing job that from the very beginning I was mesmerized and stayed that way throughout. The details of the war, the way people acted and reacted was what I can only imagine war would feel like, I felt that I was there on the battlefield with them, watching the carnage first hand. It Was a beautiful heartfelt story, with plenty of action, and bloodshed, it was an all around great read and I'm so glad that I gave it a chance. The Only thing I felt was lacking was the love story part, I felt the ending on that front could have been so much more but in another aspect maybe not. The Narrator was amazing, and done a wonderful job so all around it is so much worth your time and credit. Give It a chance you won't be disappointed!!!

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5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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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 Breakfast on 03-16-18

Excellent story

This is a tremendous book- young regency ladies drawn into a terrible and brutal war, well drawn and memorable characters and a very strong, thoughtful, story. The reading isn't great but it is good enough to let the story carry you. Well worth your time.

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