Steel Crow Saga (Steel Crow Saga, #1) by Paul Krueger

Steel Crow Saga (Steel Crow Saga, #1)

Four destinies collide in a unique fantasy world of war and wonders, where empire is won with enchanted steel and magical animal companions fight alongside their masters in battle.A soldier with a curseTala lost her family to the empress’s army and has spent her life avenging them in battle. But the empress’s crimes don’t haunt her half as much as the crimes Tala has committed against the laws of magic... and her own flesh and blood. A prin...

Details Steel Crow Saga (Steel Crow Saga, #1)

TitleSteel Crow Saga (Steel Crow Saga, #1)
Release DateSep 24th, 2019
PublisherDel Rey Books
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Fiction

Reviews Steel Crow Saga (Steel Crow Saga, #1)

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    This effing book broke me in half and made me soar!! Just when I’m down about reading, I find a freaking gem! This book is like nothing I have ever read before and it gave me all of the feels!! I love every single one of these characters immensely! What reeled me in from the summary was the animal stuff. I mean those who know me could have figured that one out! But there is so much more to this story and it ripped my heart out. The book is abou...
  • jessica
    pierce brown tweeted about this book, and his word is law as far as i am concerned, so i went and tracked down a copy as fast as i could. and you should, too!many reviews are saying this story is pokemon meets avatar: the last airbender. and as i read this, i could sort of see where they got that idea, but i dont think really think the similarities are strong enough to pitch this story as such. this is wildly imaginative in its own right and hard...
  • c,
    If my people run from the horror of what we’ve done, in time we would forget. And if we forget, we might one day do it again. Your peoples do not have the luxury of forgetting how you’ve suffered. On my blog. Rep: Asian inspired characters and settings (China, Japan, and I think India, Philippines & Korea maybe), female and male bi mcs, lesbian mc, gay side character (fairly major), mlm trans side character (fairly major)Galley provided by p...
  • Sahitya
    A solid 4.5 in my opinion but slightly fell short of a 5.I don’t think I even knew about this book until about a month ago. I think stumbled upon it by accident in someone’s blogpost about upcoming Asian inspired fantasy releases, and I was immediately fascinated. And while it took me a bit to immerse myself in it, I am so glad to have discovered this book and gotten hold of the ARC.The world building is one aspect that impressed me a lot. As...
  • Alexa
    ARC received from the publisher via Netgalley | Buddy read with my friend Melanie!I had high hopes for Steel Crow Saga, considering the things I’d heard about it prior to picking it up, and I’m happy to be able to say that I really enjoyed it! This novel takes on the task of narrating the stories of four different individuals: a princess determined to earn her place as heir to the throne, a thief given a second chance, an exiled prince return...
  • TheBookSmugglers
    ONE MILLION STARSThis book is so good, I am just sitting here quietly crying because it is over and I don't have more pages with these characters. THESE LOVABLE FOOLS.
  • Beth
    Meh, I struggled with this one. Another reviewer said it perfectly, beautiful written but it just went on and on. I found 1 page that caught my attention in about every 20 pages. Can you have too much, yup it was just way too much unnecessary stuff for me.I received Steel Crow Saga from Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine - Del Rey. This is my honest and voluntary review. < b>Steel Crow Saga is set for publication September 24, 2019.
  • Katherine Locke
    I read this book as a beta reader and I am OBSESSED. It is so, so good. This fresh inventive world full of complex, fully realized characters. It made me laugh, it broke my heart, it mended it back together again. I can't wait for you all to get your hands on this.
  • Adah Udechukwu
    Steel Crow Saga is interesting. I like how all the awesome is compressed into a single novel. I am glad the novel is not a series. I love the novel how it is.
  • ☾ h a d e e r ☽
    Hats off to what is one of the best books I've read all year. Let me tell you: I've been in a really weird slump where I'm reading things and kind of enjoying them but not really loving anything, and then came along this book. Not to be dramatic, but it literally reminded me why I love reading. There are some books you can sink into with such relish that you forget you're reading, and you're just along for the ride. Steel Crow Saga is that book....
  • Sarah
    I have to say- I was a little disappointed with this. I’ll be up front and say that the premise: Pokemon meets Airbender, is in no way my thing- so your mileage may vary. In my defense I didn’t see it marketed that way until well after I started reading it, but the comparison is legitimate enough, and the Pokemon part was a lot of fun.However I couldn’t shake the feeling that the motivations for these characters and their countries didn’t...
  • Hiu Gregg
    You want action? This book has that. You want magical animal companions? This book has that. You want colourful characters that compliment and clash against each other? You guessed it, this book has that.Much has been made about just how “anime” Steel Crow Saga is, and honestly, I can’t really dispute that claim. I’m not much of an anime fan myself (beyond enjoying Fullmetal Alchemist) but I am a fan of how Paul Krueger manages to pull fr...
  • Dianne
    Their destinies were meant to collide as enemies become allies in an attempt to save an already battered and bruised world from the hands of a monster.Paul Krueger’s STEEL CROW SAGA has everything it needs to be a hard-hitting fantasy saga, but for me, it just missed the mark. The characters are predictable, they mimic the current trend in writing and while breathtakingly beautiful descriptions painted the backgrounds, it was too much of a good...
  • Jypsy
    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an advanced copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. Steel Crow Saga By: Paul Krueger *REVIEW* 🌟🌟🌟I've been on a run lately of okay books, but nothing I really love. Steel Crow Saga is yet another in this pile. Actually, if I had read that it was like Pokemon meets Airbender beforehand, I never would have requested it. That's not my thing at all. I could not c...
  • Maddie
    Steel Crow Saga -4/5 Stars I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.Steel Crow Saga is a gorgeous novel that follows a cast of five incredibly well-developed characters living inside a politically chaotic fantasy world. That was a lot of words in one sentence.Basically, this book was everything I love. It was so character-driven, providing amazing development, riveting backstory, and great banter. It a...
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    An interesting start...There are some who will absolutely love this fantasy. Sadly, I am not one of them. And while I appreciate the tribute to the multitudes of Asian culture, something felt missing to me. *Full review to come*
  • ~
    This is a LOT of fun, it's 100% Pokemon meets Full Metal Alchemist. It's really easy to sink into, partly due to the cultural cues and anime elements I'm already familiar with, which made it a speedy read; I don't know how things might land for someone unfamiliar with those elements, because I always understood what the story was at least going for even if it didn't quite make it there, but all in all it comes together - the two paired journeys, ...
  • Amber
    The first major takeaway I have about Steel Crow Saga is that it’s unnecessarily long.To steal a phrasing from one of the characters, it was a long walk to a very anime battle scene.The way this book is written falls into very detailed descriptions. There’s not a lot of room for the reader’s imagination in way characters think, feel, or how the world works. Steel Crow Saga is written from four perspectives and by the time you reach the end ...
  • Kris Sellgren
    I loved this fantasy novel with its galloping pace and well-drawn characters. The setting is a thinly disguised Asia in the first half of the 20th century, with imperialist Tomoda (Japan) ruling over conquered Sanbu (the Phillipines), Shang (China), and Dahal (India). Soon, a coalition of rebels from Sanbu, Shang, and Dahal have defeated the Tomodaese empire. Different players disagree on what to do with the only surviving member of the Tomodaese...
  • ✭ emilee ✭
    DONT SLEEP ON THIS ONE GUYS, 4.5 STARSi received an arc of this title in exchange for an honest review. thank you to netgalley and the publisher for allowing me the opportunity to read this book in advance of its summarize this book would be doing it an injustice but i'm going to try my best. at the very least, it's pokemon with way higher stakes, but that doesn't seem to cover it either. everything about this book was just so incredib...
  • Sheena ☆ Oh, the Sheenanigans!
    An incredible ride from start to finish with asian inspired diverse characters who actually go through noticeable character development (kudos to the author), solid storyline, unique setting, and endless amount action. Thus far a stand out amongst other debuts of 2019 and would recommended to just about everyone since this fantasy novel has a bit of everything has for them and their mother. Sure every good novel has it flaws and “Steel Crow Sag...
  • Michelle
    Thank you, Orion Publishing, and Netgalley for a copy of Steel Crow Saga. This is a fantasy novel with a great story with great characters. Others have said that is like Pokémon. Set in China it was similar. But I thought it was far too long and exaggerated that left me wanted wondering when it is going to end. Sorry not for me
  • Leslie Wishnevski
    Little baby beta reader here! I can't wait for this book to come out because I honestly need more people to geek out about it with!