Guns of the Dawn

Adrian Tchaikovsky

4.15 based on 12 ratings & 4 reviews on Goodreads.com

2016 Nominee

British Fantasy Awards Best Fantasy Novel

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02 November 2017
9781509864614
1268 minutes
Emma Newman
Synopsis

Shortlisted for the 2016 British Fantasy Society Award for Best Novel

Guns of the Dawn is a pacey, gripping fantasy of war and magic, from Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author, Adrian Tchaikovsky.

The first casualty of war is truth . . .

First, Denland's revolutionaries assassinated their king, launching a wave of bloodshed
after generations of peace. Next they clashed with Lascanne, their royalist neighbour,
pitching war-machines against warlocks in a fiercely fought conflict.

Genteel Emily Marshwic watched as the hostilities stole her family's young men. But
then came the call for yet more Lascanne soldiers in a ravaged kingdom with none
left to give. Emily must join the ranks of conscripted women and march toward the front lines.

With barely enough training to hold a musket, Emily braves the savage reality of warfare.
But she begins to doubt her country's cause, and those doubts become critical. For her
choices will determine her own future and that of two nations locked in battle.

I loved it. One of the best books I've ever read. Imagine Sharpe with a female lead and warlocks - need I say more?

Peter Newman

Once the musket balls start to fly, Tchaikovsky weaves together a story that keeps you hooked with breathless battle scenes, well-drawn characters and an uneasy feeling in your gut that while Marshwic and her red-coated comrades are winning battles they're slowly losing the war... an engrossing story, beautifully told

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