The Guns of Empire (The Shadow Campaigns, #4) by Django Wexler

The Guns of Empire (The Shadow Campaigns, #4)

As the “audacious and subversive”* Shadow Campaigns novels continue, the weather is growing warmer, but the frosty threat of Vordan’s enemies is only growing worse... As the roar of the guns subsides and the smoke of battle clears, the country of Vordan is offered a fragile peace…  After their shattering defeats at the hands of brilliant general Janus bet Vhalnich, the opposing powers have called all sides to the negotiating table, in h...


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TitleThe Guns of Empire (The Shadow Campaigns, #4)
Author
Release DateAug 9th, 2016
PublisherRoc
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages480 pages
GenreFantasy, Epic Fantasy, War, Military, Fiction, Epic, Audiobook, Magic, Glbt, High Fantasy
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Reviews The Guns of Empire (The Shadow Campaigns, #4)

  • Django Wexler
    2016-10-01
    Hey, I forgot to leave my own review! I definitely liked it. =)
  • Scott Hitchcock
    2016-12-10
    Best book of the series. Back to the action and imagination of book one. Lots of great new characters and magic with lots of ups and downs adding to the tension. A great epilogue twist looks to make book five a great conclusion to the series that I'll be looking forward to.
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    2017-01-09
    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/01/21/...With apologies to Django Wexler and Roc, this review is long overdue I think, but better late than never! With The Guns of Empire we’ve reached the penultimate novel in the The Shadow Campaigns and I just want to echo every positive sentiment and praise that has already been made about this book. It is a stellar sequel which succeeds in getting readers fired up for the ...
  • Mark Halse
    2015-12-04
    Tap dancing Christ! This series just won't let up! High octane adventure with demons and 18th century army tactics.As with the last three installments this book offers excellent character development, an interesting world, twists, turns and demons! My only problem with these books are with the battle scenes. They are often overdetailed and confusing. Most times I have to wait for a character in the aftermath to explain what happened which isn't t...
  • Freakout
    2016-06-03
    Excellent!!! Absolutely love this one! Django Wexler at his best.Highly recommended series!
  • Rob
    2015-07-28
    Executive Summary: Can I have book 5 now? Please? This series has become one of my most anticipated new releases for the last few years, and Mr. Wexler once again delivers. Don't sleep on this series!Audiobook: I like Richard Poe as a narrator. He has good volume and inflection, and does a few voices to boot. I think this is a series that works great in audio, and Mr. Poe adds a little extra to story with his reading. Full Review The Price of Val...
  • Manju
    2016-12-26
    Absolutely fantastic!
  • Jenna Kathleen
    2016-12-15
    Definitely the best of the series so far. I loved seeing more of the way the demons work and how they are all unique and different from one another. The greatest thing about this series is the distinct characters and their development so seeing this with the demons as well was fantastic.The ending with (view spoiler)[Bobby suddenly growing wings seemed like a bit of deus ex machina, but killing her off made it seem somewhat more realistic (hide s...
  • Mark
    2016-12-03
    A fantastic read this series goes from strength to strength, the author has improved his wordsmithing 100%, since his first book.An outstanding balance of action and character building.
  • Travis
    2015-11-06
    The Guns of Empire was a masterpiece and a spectacular installment in The Shadow Campaigns series. The plot in this entry was by far the best. It took all the elements of the entire series and soared to exceptional heights. The story was exceptionally told, the characters were so brilliantly developed, the world-building is still so top notch, and the magic system is still so unique. I am not okay after finishing this book because those last few ...
  • Jack +Master Passion Read+
    2017-01-07
    Holy hell...what did I just read?Seriously, I don't know how Mr. Wexler manages it, but this series just keeps improving...the stakes get higher, the character growth continues, and plot twists abound!I knew going into book 4 of the Shadow Campaigns that I would get 100% invested, to the point that chores around the house wouldn't get done, and that I'd be reading well into the night. Lo and behold, that's exactly what happened. Every spare momen...
  • Daniel
    2016-12-30
    Jos jedna izuzetno zabavna knjiga o ratovanju sa odlicnim scenama bitaka, razvijenim likovima i tenzijom koja vas drzi prikovan od pocetka do kraja. Jedino sto mi je smetalo je sam kraj posto posle 500 strana sporog razvoja imamo eksplozivni kraj u poslednjih 20 strana koji totalno promeni stanje stvari i ostavlja nas da visimo dok cekamo zadnju knjigu.
  • Ann
    2016-08-15
    Dear Jango, if you are reading this, how dare you leave this amazing book at a cliffhanger!!! All I have to say is this book was absolutely fantastic, and I demand you release the next book this instant!!! Oh my God I am sad I am happy I don't even know what to say. This book was amazing and deserves 10 stars!!! The details are fantastic, the emotional toll that the warhead on these characters, the emotional attachment that I have for these chara...
  • Lundos
    2016-11-15
    Not as good as the last one. The characters are so likable and the story - until now - so interesting. This would probably be a 5 star book and it continues everything that I expect from the series, butI have two major critique areas:The motive of Janus bet Vhalnich (view spoiler)[is just looking for someone (Mya - demon or carrier)? So basic. So dull. (view spoiler)[But I guess that doesn't matter anymore. (hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)]And I mu...
  • Peter
    2016-09-20
    Django Wexler has this series figured out. He's got a great mix of politics and action. There's characterization and plot twists. Muskets mix with demons. It's great. I feel like the previous book, The Price of Valor, really set the tone for the rest of the series. After introductions of characters, plots, and settings in the first two, we get to really see what's happening in the series. And this is gearing up for a nice conclusion.Winter is st...
  • Liviu
    2016-06-27
    quite entertaining overall and better than volume 3 which was kind of repetitive (more or less same villains with new allies), though Guns of Empire had its share of repetitiveness (as above, though the story twists more and there is a lot of tiding up loose ends which was a big plus); on the negative side, I am afraid the storyline will go "the supreme unbeatable evil almost conquering/destroying the world until the heroes barely stop it" tradem...
  • Suzanne
    2016-08-10
    The last book was a 5 star read, but I enjoyed this one more. Every point of view was interesting, and I am wondering more and more as this series progresses about certain characters *cough* Janus *cough* and their real motives. We see a lot more of the demons and their hosts this time around. This is really a great series!
  • Valyssia Leigh
    2016-01-02
    If you enjoy fantasy stories and have a single humanist or feminist notion in your head, you should give this series a try. Forget that the description says it's 'military fantasy.' I know that might be off-putting to some. This is excellent, adventurey, character driven, epic fantasy goodness with military maneuvers and Civil War era tech sprinkled on for spice.
  • Kirsty
    2015-07-06
    This book is incredible and ruined my life. I need the next one now! Luckily for me, Django Wexler is putting them out very consistently. I'm still reeling from smashing my way through it, but if you haven't read these books, go pick up The Thousand Names RIGHT NOW.
  • James Cox
    2015-12-17
    One a year, really? One book a year! I want the next one now. I read too fast and now I have to wait another year for the next book. This series is just getting better and better!
  • Eduardo Schimitt
    2015-12-29
    Best read of the year
  • Reader73
    2016-08-07
    The series continues to be very good! Almost 5 stars.
  • MAB LongBeach
    2016-05-26
    Forthcoming: August 2016The fourth book in a substantial fantasy series that has been tracking an alternate world version of the French Revolution since the second. In this volume, the triumphant Grand Army of Vordan invades Murnsk in a deliberate echo of Napoleon's Russian campaign. All goes well at first, but the Pontifex of the Black invokes a great demon who will bog them down. In the dungeons of Elysium, First Consul Janus bet Valnich's goal...
  • Bram Vandenbussche
    2016-11-03
    Non stop thrilling ride from start to finish. Great, loveable characters and detailed military encounters build this book and the overarching, epic, storyline finishes it. I couldn't put it down and raced on to the finish, only to get caught in an emotional rollercoaster at the end. Damn you Wexler for putting me through that. I'm not sure how I'm going to survive till august for the final installment.
  • Marie
    2016-08-09
    This book ruined my life and now I need a vacation. Thanks, Django Wexler.
  • Geoff
    2017-02-05
    Another great entry into Django Wexler's Shadow Campaigns.Wexler continues to get the mix right between military action and political intrigue. It was nice to finally get some information on the demons & magic of the world. It might come off as a bit of an infodump to some readers but after four books it feels fine. A Jane & Janus update: (view spoiler)[Despite the last scene, I still think Janus is 'good guy'. I might be wrong but it feels to ea...
  • Kevin Wei
    2016-01-02
    ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AT FANTASY LITERATUREIn The Guns of Empire, Django Wexler continues one of the strongest military fantasy series to date. With Queen Raesinia determinedly in tow, Janus and Marcus chart course for the holy city of Elysium in hope of destroying the Pontifex of the Black to bring a more permanent peace to Vordan. Our protagonists return to begin a massive military invasion of Vordan’s powerful neighbors, and if you enjoyed We...
  • Christopher
    2016-12-02
    The Price of Valour kicks of right after The Price of Valour with Marcus Ihernglass and Janus all set to take on Elysium but as the book progresses their march towards the enemy capitol starts to hit hiccups that slow that slow the army down which leads Ihernglass onward's while the rest of the army gets itself out of the situations it has found itself in! :D As with the previous book the action in unrelenting as the Vordan army get itself into o...
  • Lady*M
    2016-09-04
    By now we know that Wexler can deliver a satisfying and exciting story with great characters. The Guns of Empire doesn't change this impression. However, while the book was full of twists and turns and exciting battles, I got the impression that this was the calm before the storm, a taking of breath before inevitable outburst of chaos. There is oppressive atmosphere hanging over the book as the anticipation and worry over our heroes builds. Wexle...
  • Tammy
    2016-09-13
    4.7 stars.I'm very satisfied with The GUns of Empire though it was a little slow in the beginning but after everything was set into motion......just give them hell! My most pleasurable moment was that I finally see Winter in action even if it was like a 15 sec gig in a 2 hrs movie plus there's giddy and cute romance which Django Wexler surprised me. Man, I didn't know you can write romance! (Ok no biggie it wasn't the heartfelt dramatic kind mind...