The Infernal Battalion (The Shadow Campaigns, #5) by Django Wexler

The Infernal Battalion (The Shadow Campaigns, #5)

Military might and arcane power clash in Django Wexler’s thrilling new Shadow Campaigns novel.The Beast, the ancient demon imprisoned beneath the fortress-city of Elysium for a thousand years, has been loosed on the world. It absorbs mind after mind, spreading like a plague through the north. The fell army it has raised threatens the heart of Vordan, and it is under the command of the Beast’s greatest prize: legendary general Janus bet Vhalni...

Details The Infernal Battalion (The Shadow Campaigns, #5)

TitleThe Infernal Battalion (The Shadow Campaigns, #5)
Release DateJan 9th, 2018
GenreFantasy, Epic Fantasy, Fiction, War, Military Fiction

Reviews The Infernal Battalion (The Shadow Campaigns, #5)

  • Petrik
    ARC provided by the publisher—Ace—via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewA good ending to an overall fantastic series, but in my opinion, The Infernal Battalion didn't live up to the greatness of its predecessors.The first thing you should know is that I love this series; there’s no way I'll binge-read a five-book series if I didn’t truly enjoy each installment. However, The Infernal Battalion disappointed me and I’m extremely di...
  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
    Geez. What do I even say?This is literally one of the best fantasy series I have ever read.It just hit all the right notes for me. An expansive world set in the age of gun smoke, and upon a foundation of nuanced & well-researched military strategy.A smartly written story line teeming with interesting magic & a satisfying grand design.An amazing cast of characters, each with their own unique personalities, each rising to the occasion as necessary,...
  • Django Wexler
    It's amazing to finally reach the end of this series. Thanks to everyone who's read this far, and I hope you all enjoy the last volume!
  • Haïfa
    I would like to thank the editors for providing this ARC, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.You can find this review and more at Booksprens.____________________________________________________The Infernal Battalion is equally a well-thought out and frustrating finale. This was objectively a very good book, mixing as usual detailed battles, politics, strategies and magic. It just wasn’t a book for me. Though I liked the characters ...
  • Scott Hitchcock
    Book 1: 5*Book 2: 3.75*Book 3: 3.75*Book 4: 5*Book 5: 3.5*The problem with book five is that it resets and doesn't capture the crescendo that was book four. Much like The GreatCoats this would have been a much better series had it ended one book sooner and added 25 pages to that book. The book it self starts out with the cardinal sin of recapping ad nauseam which is a pet peeve of mine. After that each of our main characters has their own thread ...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum it is said that the final book that can either make or break a series, but I’m thrilled to report that The Infernal Battalion is a finale that exceeded my expectations, bringing about a stunning conclusion to The Shadow Campaigns.As this is a review for the fifth and final installment of the series, the usual caveats apply: beware of possible spoilers for the prev...
  • Jody
    Great conclusion to a fantastic series. I am really going to miss these characters and this world. So many good things to take away from this one. I hope Mr. Wexler decides to visit this world again in a future series. 4.5 stars ****
  • M.L. Brennan
    Okay, I've read it (yeah, that's right everyone -- be jealous) and it is AMAZING. A fantastic end to the series, and I think one of the strongest entries. No last-book burnout here -- incredibly tense, huge stakes, amazing battles, great characterization, some good laughs, big surprises, and a really wonderful ending.I'm not going to give any spoilers, but I'm just telling you all -- this is going to be worth your wait. It's epic.
  • Jack +Books & Bourbon+
    I think that this will be one of my more bittersweet reviews, as The Infernal Battalion is the final novel in The Shadow Campaigns, a series which I am unabashedly a huge fan of. It’s always a difficult proposition, heading into the final book of a series, especially a series that you’ve followed since it started. Harry Potter was like that for me, as was The Wheel of Time and Mistborn. When you invest so many hours with certain books, you fe...
  • Daniel
    I još jedan odličan serijal je stigao do kraja... i još jedna serijal je uspeo da zepne pred samim ciljem :PPriča koja je počela davne 2013 (i nije nešto davno) stigla je do svog cilja i putovanje je sve vreme bilo odlično. Ovde dobijamo fin završetak priče di su svi važni događaji lepo objašnjenji, likovi su dobili svoje nagrade i kazne i sve je cakum pakum sa mašnicom :)Što onda slabija ocena od prethodnih? Zato što čitajući ov...
  • Rob
    Executive Summary: While not quite as good as the last two books, Mr. Wexler finished this series quite well. It's easily one of the best fantasy series of the last several years. I highly recommend you pick it up.Audiobook: Richard Poe once again does a good job here. The issues with his volume I've had in the past seem to be resolved. I'm not sure if that's his doing, or just improvements to the recording process or both. He's still a bit on th...
  • Travis
    My journey with this series has finally come to an end! Everything about this finale was wonderful. It wrapped up a lot of the loose ends and plot threads created throughout the other four books in a way that was ultimately satisfying. Two of the best things about this series were the characters and the world. Each book brought a new level to how big this world actually is which was wonderful. With some books it feels like you never fully get to ...
  • Megan
    All right, let’s answer the most important question first: yes, he sticks the landing.And come on, let’s be honest here, I can’t have been the only one wondering if Django Wexler could possibly pull this off, given the way The Guns of Empire ended. Where can the story go from here? How can the characters come back from this? The more the implications of that last scene sunk in the more questions arose in my mind, but they all boiled down to...
  • Emily
    Overall I really liked this series and liked Wexler's writing. However, I think this series went on one book too far. While I enjoyed this book, I thought large sections of it were repetitive or just unnecessary. About 75% of the way through I was thinking "this isn't even getting close to wrapping up", and then ultimately the entire ending happened in 50 pages. The ending tied everything up neatly, it just felt a bit rushed. Here's what I liked:...
  • Lena Kalmikov
    Oh Marcus... I’m going to miss you the most. It’s always hard to say goodbye to your favorite characters after such a long journey. That’s why I don’t know what’s better - reaching the end of the road and saying farewell or waiting for the author to finish the series (hmm George Martin), and thus stalling the ending a bit and getting more time invested in the story. Oh well, I can always re-read :)Anyway, loved the series, it generally ...
  • Sabrina
    The grand finale of an excellent series was an enjoyable blend of military, strategy, politics, friendship, power, magic, family and love. This time we follow the individual journeys of Winter, Raesinia and Marcus, which moves the story nicely along and gives it this excellent mix. I honestly can’t say that I preferred one over the other and relished every moment spent with these familiar, interesting and exceptional characters that I’m alrea...
  • Utkarsh
    3.5 stars. Predictable, dragging at times.
  • Marius
    The ending is a bit anticlimactic, but a decent read overall.
  • Skylar Phelps
    This series was all that I hoped it would be. I am quite satisfied with it, now that it’s finished. The conclusion to the series and this last book itself wasn’t the strongest part of it all but I’m okay with that.I truly enjoyed the whole experience.
  • Bram
    Infernal Battalion concludes the excellent 5-part flintlock series, The Shadow Campaigns. But is it the epic conclusion we have been waiting for ? It sure tries...StoryIt's hard to talk about the story without getting into spoilers, but as The Guns of Empire ended with a major cliffhanger, I can say that it picks up a short while after that, with most of the dust settled. Not exactly the point I wanted it to pick up but then that rarely happens. ...
  • Mark
    Another great series comes to an end, now I have to find something else to read for the coming years.Well until Mr Wexler and fellow authors write there next book 1 of a 2+ book series.This was great ending to a wonderfully written 5 book series, excellent world building and really well written and well used female characters both main characters and the rank and file who really were the stars of this series.So I am fully recommend this series to...
  • Sarah (CoolCurryBooks)
    The last book in Wexler’s Shadow Campaign series, The Infernal Battalion doesn’t disappoint.Look. I can’t talk about The Infernal Battalion without talking about the previous books. The series starts with The Thousand Names, and it only improves from there. It’s a military fantasy series that is super great about including queer characters and female characters, and I love it a lot even though military fantasy isn’t really my subgenre. ...
  • Megan
    3.5 stars.Warning - potential spoilers for any one who hasn’t read the series.AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH*deep sigh*As much as I want to give this all the stars in the world, I must say that I am a little disappointed with the end of this series. Don’t get me wrong, it was still incredibly well-written and thought-out, and Wexler’s attention to detail is as great as it ever is in the previous novels of the series… But it’s the fina...
  • Lys
    I need more Janus, that's all.
  • Joel
    Review on my blog, Total Inability To ConnectDjango Wexler's Shadow Campaigns series has always had a distinct...something going on, which drew me in over and over. It came in around the time when black-powder era fantasy was coming into the forefront in fantasy, and was an immediate standout from that group, as it didn't rely on that era of technology as the driving force of the story. It's managed to ride that fine line of balancing story prog...
  • Aaron S
    Before I go into it, I just want to bitch that the epic Janus vs. Winter military showdown I thought had been promised to me at the end of the last book never came, and that'd be enough to drop this a star on its own, lol. So this is the end of the great Shadow Campaigns series, which I consider to be one of my top favorite series, though somewhat further down the list. As an ending, it works really well, and reading the penultimate chapter and e...
  • Kathy
    7.5/10 - Review at PBTVSThis was a satisfying ending to the series. We pick up right where Guns of Empire left off, with Winter in the Mountains and Marcus and Raesinia back in Vordan. Our heroes soon receive word that Janus bet Valnich, who was meant to go into quiet retirement, has instead declared himself Emperor. Marcus and Raesinia scramble to prepare the army to face their former ally, and Winter plans a way to destroy the Beast of Judgment...
  • Peter
    I love this series and I love this book.Django Wexler has masterfully crafted a series that marries gunpowder and muskets with demons and's damn near perfect.Django's characters are so good, and that stays true here. Winter is charismatic and exciting, Raes grows as a diplomat and is as conniving as she is loyal to her people. Marcus is thrust into leadership and continues to exude competence. And Janus is....well, Janus. There was a...