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Tamas' invasion of Kez ends in disaster when a Kez counteroffensive 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, Kresimir.
But the threats are closer to home...
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 will lead Adamat on a darker journey.
Who will lead the charge?
Tamas' 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. With Tamas and his powder cabal presumed dead, Taniel Two-shot finds himself as the last line of defense against Kresimir's advancing army.
In a rich, distinctive world that mixes magic with technology, who could stand against mages that control gunpowder and bullets? The Crimson Campaign is the epic sequel to Brian McClellan's Promise of Blood.
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By Hassan on 05-15-14
I Was Extremely Surprised!!
This book was so much better than the first book... I didn't expect it to be like this.. when i red the first book, i have enjoyed it, but didn't really love it.. but this book made me a big fan of the series. Characters really develop in this book and secrets come to life.. I was really amazed of the the events and how things changed to the characters.
The ending of this book was really good... I can't wait to get the third book and know how things end.
Narration was really awesome... The narrator brought the characters to life and gave them for each a unique identity.
I highly recommend this book and this series .
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
By Lore on 07-10-15
Book 2 ratchets up the tension.
All of the main characters return and find themselves in the thick of things. Field Marshal Tamas is cut off behind enemy lines and presumed dead, Taniel Two-Shot struggles to find motivation and must fight on despite the news about his father, and Inspector Adamat tries to recover his kidnapped family while investigating some very dangerous people. The vacuum of power caused by the coup and then the presumed death of Tamas opens the door for a lot of political treachery and undermines the power of both Adamat and Taniel who fall out of favor without Tamas to back them.
The characters get fleshed out a bit in this book, which was definitely needed, and the overall story arc remains strong. Christian Rodska returns as narrator and does another good job with the material. If you liked the first book then there is no reason to think that you won't like book 2.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful