Action-packed epic fantasy from a bold new voice in the genre - a retired warrior returns to battle to seek revenge for a terrible blow, old friends and old enemies will pay the price. Now in paperback
Cold Cobalt, the Banshee with a Blade, First Among Villains . . . Queen Zosia When there were no more titles to win and no more worlds to conquer, the warrior queen Zosia faked her demise and gave up her legend to history. But when violence finds its way to her door years later, she must round up her adventuring companions - each surprised to see her alive - and set out for revenge.
Time has not been kind to her old comrades, and some have only their own goals in mind. Not only that, but there's a young, beautiful and skilled general out there, gathering soldiers to her banner for a war against the deadliest of enemies. The girl is using a legend she did not earn, and calling herself by a name that was never hers - that of Zosia herself.
This is my favourite kind of fantasy - alternately irreverent and brutal, with a cast of wonderfully scarred and nasty people. Any fans of Steven Erikson, Mark Lawrence, or Joe Abercrombie will love A Crown for Cold Silver; I've just finished it, and I'm already eager for more
Zosia and her Five Villains are as fun as they are twisted.
An epic fantasy that will surprise you. When was the last time you read one of those? Marshall deftly sets up and subverts expectations at every turn. If you think you know what's coming, think again
This is a full-on, devil-summoning, pipe-smoking, dagger-wielding brutal quest fantasy . . . A Crown For Cold Silver's world is a joy to fall into...gripping, and will suit any quest-lover looking for a new addiction - SciFiNow