The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan
(Powder Mage #2)
Fantasy, Flintlock Fantasy
When invasion looms… Tamas’s invasion of Kez ends in disaster when a Kez counter-offensive 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’s 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?
What I thought
This series just gets better with each book. It is fast-paced and will keep you on the edge of your seat. This book pickup up where the first one left off. Which makes binging these great. I did not think there was any fluff in this book it was a very solid read.
I am finding all of the POV’s more enjoyable in this book. I love how they all intertwine as the story moves forward.
This book is mainly told from Male POV’s however the women in this story are not treated like they are weak Just take Ka-poel as an example she is my favorite character in this series. She is amazing. Other examples of strong women in this series are Faye, Nila, and Vlora. They all have trials that they go through and they all come out stronger in the end. Without them are main POV’s would crash and burn. I can not wait to see what transpires between Taniel and Ka-poel. I am just here for it.
I can not imagine what all is going to happen in the next book there is so much going on I have no idea how he is going to wrap it up.
My Rating: /5