A Crown for Cold Silver

A Crown for Cold Silver Five villians One legendary general A final quest for venegeance Twenty years ago feared general Cobalt Zosia led her five villainous captains and mercenary army into battle wrestling monsters and t

Five villians One legendary general A final quest for venegeance.Twenty years ago, feared general Cobalt Zosia led her five villainous captains and mercenary army into battle, wrestling monsters and toppling an empire When there were no titles to win and no worlds to conquer, she retired and gave up her legend to history.Now the peace she carved for herself haFive villians One legendary general A final quest for venegeance.Twenty years ago, feared general Cobalt Zosia led her five villainous captains and mercenary army into battle, wrestling monsters and toppling an empire When there were no titles to win and no worlds to conquer, she retired and gave up her legend to history.Now the peace she carved for herself has been shattered by the unprovoked slaughter of her village Seeking bloody vengeance, Zosia heads for battle once , but to find justice she must confront grudge bearing enemies, once loyal allies, and an unknown army that marches under a familiar banner.

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  1. Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths Immediately after finishing this novel, I rated it 3.5 star Now, after mulling it over for a few weeks, I m downgrading that to a 2.5 star rating for reasons to be explained.A Crown for Cold Silver was a book seemingly tailor made for my tastes a grimdark esque, epic fantasy which throws you directly into a complex story, demanding that you quickly acclimate yourself to the setting and characters, as multiple points of view are used to create a rich, new world [...]


  2. Looking for the next big fat epic fantasy A Crown For Cold Silver just might fit the bill It looks like Alex Marshall is a pseudonym, so I m not sure if this is actually a debut if it is, it s a very good one Twenty years ago, the revolutionary warrior Zosia, known as Cold Cobalt, with the help of her Five Villains, managed to engineer a coup and install herself as Queen of the Crimson Empire However, Zosia was better at fighting than ruling Her idealistic plans for social reform and justice fai [...]


  3. This was a really fun read in the vein of Joe Abercrombie, or Richard Morgan A great set of characters and interesting world building follows the journey of a legendary general who tried to get out and gets pulled back in It s VERY long and definitely requires commitment, but if you like being able to crush large insects with your epic fantasy, this is a good edgy dark addition to the genre Looking forward to the next one.


  4. So, a middle aged female Heavy Metal Rocker comes out of early retirement and decides to Bring Back The Band She wants to Tear The House Down, with a passion and verve that seems very unlikely for a woman of her age or so everyone thinks The stage is set, a bunch of aging rockers fill the stage, but there s a twist the auditorium had come for a Christian Rock Band with obvious religious tones The battle commences This is what the story IS, assuming there s no actual music involved The middle age [...]


  5. Once every other individual responsible for this travesty has been dealt with, after every single one of them has been paid a visit, then I ll find you, whenever you go, wherever you hide, and I will deal with you at my leisure.Twenty years ago a woman named Cobalt Zosia led her five captains and her army, toppling an empire only to be defeated in a duel and thrown to her death After disappearing suddenly her peace is broken, when a rogue army destroys her village and she barely escapes with her [...]


  6. DNF 33%I can t do this any Reading the everyday life of a handicapped snail would be faster than this Hell, even readingThe Lies of Locke Lamora would be faster than this shit.Summary When Zosia s whole village is murdered by Captain Hjortt and his team, she kills them singlehandedly and runs away to seek revenge But Zosia s isn t the strong and powerful lady she was twenty years ago During those years, she has married and abdicated her place on the throne and stopped her training Although now, [...]


  7. A really bad Joe Abercrombie rip off The attempts at humor fall flat and the uber violence isn t handled nearly as believably as Abercrombie Don t waste your time.


  8. So yeah I went into this warily A lot of mercenary fantasy nowadays is so try hard and often fails to be casually humorous clever and blithely bloody Well wariness was completely unjustified I had as swell a time reading this as I did any of the early Black Company volumes or God s War or Best Served Cold The world building could have been done lazily and I still would have enjoyed this for the characters and dialogue The world building, however, was also pretty damn awesome Some familiar concep [...]


  9. It feels weird giving three stars to a book I didn t finish, but let me explainA Crown for Cold Silver is a grimdark book that doesn t take itself too seriously Think along the lines of Nicomo Cosca than Eddard Stark It s often funny and constantly plays with your expectations.The good news is that it has excellent female representation and agency I wouldn t say it s a hardcore feminist book, but it does a lot better in this regard than most fantasy on the market It reminds me of Kameron Hurley [...]


  10. Got an early read of this thanks to the generous people at Orbit, and it s great Dark, funny, brutal Very much recommended.


  11. Famed General Cobalt Zosia led her army into battle and overthrew an empire twenty years ago Once there was nothing else to accomplish or conquer, she retired and faded into legend.Now Zosia s husband and village were destroyed for no reason She heads out to avenge her loved ones.A Crown for Cold Silver quickly proved it was not a book for me The writing style felt dull and uninspired The characters were hardly believable and I didn t have any clue of what was happening in the world I enjoy book [...]


  12. righteded a few days so my impressions settle a bit i was overwhelmed by the end of this good kind of overwhelmed i was awed it blew my mind you can read for your self what this book is about, im going to talk about some of the happy thoughts it gave me itty bitty spider sitting by the door, and a colorful centipede crawling on the floor and a scorpion who got there by accident i can guarantee you if you read the book, you ll understand and your never see bugs in the same light aside from that, [...]



  13. I ve picked up this book three different times and tried to read it It just doesn t catch my attention DNF no rating.


  14. There may be a lot to keep track of, but I love the attitude or tone of this book Some great humor through out Full Review to come.


  15. Fantasy Review BarnSure, you hear it all the time Trope bending fantasy, as if just the act of bending tropes is noticeable and hasn t been done almost since any kind of trend in fantasy was noticed I am guilty of it I enjoy a fresh take on an old tale after all So I will forgive you if you roll your eyes as I go on about yet another trope bending fantasy I don t care, you may be saying I just want to know if A Crown for Cold Silver is a good book The answer to that is unequivocally yes It was a [...]


  16. very boring and uninteresting beginning which tries to imitate Joe Abercrombie so much that it reads like a parody browsing ahead, looks to get better, so will see but the book is far from the hype read here and there and then the ending and nothing hooked me so I doubt I will try again or read in this series I see what the author wants to do but the prose characters just did not work for me


  17. The beginning 75% of this book was AMAZING It would build up to so many tropes that annoy me in this type of veterans come back for revenge fantasy, and then totally demolish them in a way that was extremely enjoyable to read The characters were lively and genuinely fun to follow, and the world just feels fantastically built I m interested in their past, their future, and even in what happened thousands of years ago to lead up to this point The main character well, it s very much an ensemble boo [...]


  18. An older woman as one of the main POVs, I did like that Older women can kick ass in fantasy too, and with older I do mean oooolder Not not 30s, oooolder A former rebel, villain, general, queenhey now I am thinking of Xena, if she has stopped while she was on top and faked her death And married and lived the small village life.But for all those cool things I did not particularly like Zosia, because, well I just did not I did not dislike her eitherThen there was this princess who went all this lan [...]


  19. Full review on my blog, Total Inability To Connect.Hardcover provided by Orbit for review purposes thanks Orbit You know the way to my heart is hardcover books A Crown for Cold Silver is the first book in a new series by Alex Marshall, an acclaimed author who has previously published several novels in different genres but is now operating under a pseudonym A little of the KJ Parker Tom Holt situation.Crown is a schizophrenic novel it s all over the place, not really sure what it wants to be, not [...]


  20. 3.5 StarsZosia, once a famous general who led a rebel army against the Crimson Empire and won, traded the crown for her lover and a small village where she planned to live out the rest of her life That is until her husband is beheaded by the Fifteenth s Colonel Zosia swears revenge and sets out kind of to find her famous five captains, known as villains, but instead discovers that another woman is raising her banners and claiming herself as Cobalt Zosia and is accompanied by her captains A Crown [...]


  21. A fun mix of Seven Samurai and Game of Thrones, A Crown for Cold Silver will fill in nicely for fans waiting for George R.R Martin The ruthless bloodletting is here, but so is the impressive world building and the compelling characters I loved the political and religious machinations that drive so many of the protagonists Be warned, though, that this is harder fantasy if you re not prepared for the scene where a Saruman Gandalf character literally eats a demon, it may surprise you Can t wait for [...]


  22. Why I abandoned it in one sentence Because life is too short to wait, and wait, and wait for the author to explain this world.I probably would have given it two stars


  23. The plot for this book was creative I liked the idea of the main character and her captains being older instead of very young However, having said that, I, unfortunately, had a difficult time connecting with any of the characters Perhaps if the story would have started at an earlier point in time, it would have been easier for me to do so Or it could have been that the author changed points of view frequently, I didn t feel that I had the chance to really get to know Zosia better or even any of [...]


  24. It s a great story It just drags a bit, and when one of the big reveals came so late in the book that I realized the story wasn t going to finish in one volume, I got angry, because why does everything have to be a series Can t anyone finish a story in one novel I m willing to read the next book, but if Alex Marshall Song of Ice and Fires me into reading like 50 books about these characters, where everyone starts out separated and finally come together in the last quarter only to have them all r [...]


  25. Full review here bibliotropic 2015 04 22 a From drugbugs to massive battles, Marshall manages to achieve something wonderful with A Crown For Cold Silver It s a doorstopper of a book but it fairly flies by, and it s hard to not get pulled into the rich and detailed world and the intricate plot that gets woven through it It s satisfying, it s entertaining, and the humour is sharp and damn near perfect If you re looking for something new with action and intrigue aplenty, then look no further A Cro [...]


  26. I have a lot of feelings and a lot to say about this book, but only half of that is tied to actual story.A Crown for Cold Silver was heavily promoted as second coming new epic fantasy that pushes the boundaries Not to tarnish its good sides in any way, but I am hung on that part simply because ACfCS is not a genre bender I was promised I ll get.Let s get specific the selling point of this novel is main character A middle aged, legendary female warrior on a quest for revenge Admittedly, older wo [...]


  27. This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing no rithmatic , movies, TV Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here Graphic and children s reviews on the blog typically feature two or three images from the book s interior, which are not reproduced here.Note that I don t really do stars To me a book is either worth reading or it isn t I can t rate it three fifths worth [...]


  28. A Crown for Cold Silver is a very different take in many way on the band of herpes makes good storyline D The books takes places decades after our heroes have completed and lost their conquests and the story starts off picking up were time has take them following these events D This of course provides plenty of opportunity for backstory and this is worked in throughout the books length giving us an insight how the characters themselves ended up in the position that they find themselves in as wel [...]



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