The Shadow Throne

The Shadow Throne

Book Two of the Shadow Campaigns

Format
Hardcover
Price
$25.95
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780451418067
  • 512  Pages
  • NAL
  • Adult

Overview

Anyone can plot a coup or fire an assassin’s bullet. But in a world of muskets and magic, it takes considerably more to seize the throne.

The ailing King of the Vordan lies on his deathbed. When he dies, his daughter, Raesinia Orboan, will become the first Queen Regnant in centuries—and a ripe target for the ambitious men who seek to control her. The most dangerous of these is Duke Orlanko, Minister of Information and master of the secret police. Having meticulously silenced his adversaries through intimidation, imprisonment, and execution, Orlanko is the most feared man in the kingdom.

And he knows an arcane secret that puts Raesinia completely at his mercy.

Exposure would mean ruin, but Raesinia is determined to find a way to break herself—and her country—out of Orlanko’s iron grip. She finds unlikely allies in the returning war hero Janus bet Vhalnich, fresh from a brilliant campaign in the colony of Khandar, and his loyal deputies, Captain Marcus d’Ivoire and Lieutenant Winter Ihernglass.

As Marcus and Winter struggle to find their places in the home they never thought they would see again, they help Janus and Raesinia set in motion events that could free Vordan from Orlanko’s influence—at the price of throwing the nation into chaos. But with the people suffering under the Duke’s tyranny, they intend to protect the kingdom with every power they can command, earthly or otherwise.
 
The Shadow Throne

The Shadow Throne

Django Wexler

Praise

“If The Thousand Names had echoes of “Beau Geste” and “The White Feather,” then The Shadow Throne suggests a mutant fantasy descendant of “The Scarlet Pimpernel.”  Oh, and did I mention a truly creepy and intriguing magic system? […] The pieces dance, the pace is deft, and I can’t wait to see what happens next!”—S.M. Stirling, New York Times bestselling author 

“Can I finally say The Shadow Campaigns is one of my favorite fantasy series out right now? Certainly my favorite military fantasy. I knew from the very start that The Thousand Names would be a tough act to follow and that book two would have big shoes to fill, but The Shadow Throne was no slouch; it delivered exactly what I wanted to see in the sequel – raised stakes, impactful decisions that furthered the plot, and of course, more of Wexler’s outstanding characters.”—Bibliosanctum.com

The Shadow Throne is an extremely successful second-in-a-series book, and nearly perfect one in that regard. Wexler takes the characters we know from the previous volume and puts them in challenging situations which allows them to grow along the track charted in the first novel, with some surprises as well. It is a novel that, a week after finishing it, still has me thinking strongly about it, realizing upon reflection how very good it was/is, and anticipating the third book in the series.”—SFFWorld.com
 
“This audacious and subversive sequel to 2013’s The Thousand Names shifts from the previous book’s military campaign into a political intrigue that examines issues ranging from gender identity to the development of democracy…Wexler throws a lot into the story, but the mash-up of 17th-century technology and demon-summoning assassins comes together nicely.” – Publishers Weekly

“This is an immensely entertaining novel.”—Tor.com

Series

The Shadow Campaigns
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