The Thousand Names (The Shadow Campaigns, #1) by Django Wexler

The Thousand Names (The Shadow Campaigns, #1)

Enter an epic fantasy world that echoes with the thunder of muskets and the clang of steel—but where the real battle is against a subtle and sinister magic....Captain Marcus d’Ivoire, commander of one of the Vordanai empire’s colonial garrisons, was resigned to serving out his days in a sleepy, remote outpost. But that was before a rebellion upended his life. And once the powder smoke settled, he was left in charge of a demoralized force cl...

Details The Thousand Names (The Shadow Campaigns, #1)

TitleThe Thousand Names (The Shadow Campaigns, #1)
Release DateJul 2nd, 2013
PublisherRoc Hardcover
GenreFantasy, Epic Fantasy, Fiction, High Fantasy, War, Military

Reviews The Thousand Names (The Shadow Campaigns, #1)

  • Django Wexler
    Well, *I* obviously enjoyed it, or I wouldn't have written it. Hopefully other people will too.
  • Mpauli
    The steps of the novel echoed through the throne room. The book king watched as the large tome took a bow infront of him."Please rise, so I can see your beautiful cover," said the book king.The book did as it was told. The high noon sun basking its front it looked up to his monarch."I was told that you'd like to be ranked for the book army. Is that so?" asked the king."Yes, my liege.""From seeing you enter, I assume you have a good pacing. You're...
  • Petrik
    A great explosive Flintlock/Military fantasy debut that left me begging for more by the end of it.Speaking of flintlock fantasy, the first thing that came to the reader’s mind would probably be The Powder Mage by Brian McClellan, which I loved, but I have a good feeling just from the first book out of five in The Shadow Campaigns series that it will eventually topple The Powder Mage.If you truly want to know what the premise of the book is abou...
  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
    Actual Rating: 4.5 StarsWow I loved this!I think the real strength in The Thousand Names is how incredibly well written it is. I want to start by explaining the reason I docked half a star.There were some moments where the in-depth paragraphs of military maneuvers and battles carried on for just a touch longer than necessary. There were some moments where I wished the plot moved just a touch faster. HOWEVER...These two small issues hardly detract...
  • Will M.
    The Thousand Names didn't just deliver as a fantasy novel, but rather a military fantasy novel. It was all about tactics, strategy, survival, and betrayal. All of those elements intertwined to produce this spectacular novel. The premise was a bit unclear in terms of the goal of the novel. It merely introduced the readers to the two main characters who helped shape this into the perfection that it is. What made up for the unclear premise would be ...
  • ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
    Actual rating: 3.5 stars. Methinks.Introducing…the Murderous Shrimps Want to Dance then again Maybe not Super Crappy Express Non Review (MSWtDtaMnSCENR™)!➽ Murderous shrimps want to dance because:✔ Cool military stuff and battles and war strategy and stuff.✔ A little magic.✔ Great cast of intriguing characters.✔ Traitors and scumbags and assholes, oh my!✔ Both male and female POVs.✔ Scrumpalicious final chapters.✔ Slightly org...
  • Aristea
    I liked this book so much that I needed to make another review - a gush review - on my blog! me know your thoughts!- - - I have been particularly lucky lately with the reading picks. I was nervous about starting this series, I owned this book for quite some time - and the cover is spectacular - the blurb is magnetic and the rating is high. I had high expectations about the book (and the series) but I wa...
  • Haïfa
    You can find this review and more at Booksprens.The Thousand Names is exactly what I came to expect of Flintlock Fantasy: Colonials, a dusty setting, military tactics and old, dangerous magic. A fantastic, exotic and intriguing combo!The story takes place in Khandar, an arid colony where the dregs (with a few exceptions) of the Vordanai army are sent (or rather "exiled") to keep the peace and support the local prince. A precarious alliance of zea...
  • Conor
    4.5 Stars The Thousand Names was an awesome debut filled with gripping action, intriguing mysteries and fascinating characters. Featuring a cool ‘flintlock fantasy’ setting this book chronicles the twists and turns of a spectacular military campaign fought against seemingly hopeless odds. Woven neatly into this story are interesting mysteries, strange magic and great characters. Captain Marcus d’Ivoire and Ranker Winter Ihernglass are part ...
  • Norah Una Sumner
    4.5 starsWhen you're studying for your college entrance exam and you manage to read one book per week. At least it was a damn good one! Really needed some good ol' fantasy in my life.Me: *sees multiple POV, male and female* Me: *worships the trope of girl escaping the dark past & joining the army as a man*Me: *realizes that the female protagonist is, in fact, gay*Me: *sees that there's some cool flippin' magic included and some shady characters*T...