The Shadow Throne

The Shadow Throne

Django Wexler / Jul 17, 2019

The Shadow Throne The King of Vordan is dying and his daughter Raesinia is destined to become the first Queen in centuries But politics knows no loyalties especially for Duke Orlanko Minister of Information and sp

  • Title: The Shadow Throne
  • Author: Django Wexler
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  • Page: 282
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  • The King of Vordan is dying, and his daughter, Raesinia, is destined to become the first Queen in centuries.But politics knows no loyalties, especially for Duke Orlanko, Minister of Information and spymaster of the empire The most feared man in the Vordan will bow his knee to no Queen, unless she is firmly under his influence Freshly returned from their recent victoriesThe King of Vordan is dying, and his daughter, Raesinia, is destined to become the first Queen in centuries.But politics knows no loyalties, especially for Duke Orlanko, Minister of Information and spymaster of the empire The most feared man in the Vordan will bow his knee to no Queen, unless she is firmly under his influence.Freshly returned from their recent victories in the colonies, Colonel Janus, Marcus and Winter must play a new and far deadlier game than the open warfare of the front, using all their talents, earthly or supernatural.

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      • Django Wexler

        Django Wexler graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh with degrees in creative writing and computer science, and worked for the university in artificial intelligence research Eventually he migrated to Microsoft in Seattle, where he now lives with two cats and a teetering mountain of books When not planning Shadow Campaigns, he wrangles computers, paints tiny soldiers, and plays games of all sorts.


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    1. 4.5/5 StarsDifferent from its predecessor but in my opinion, a superior book.The Shadow Throne is the second book in The Shadow Campaign series and it’s really not an exaggeration to say that this is almost a completely different book in comparison to the first book. Where The Thousand Names focused mainly on campaigns and actions, The Shadow Throne centered on a revolution in the city of Vordan; filled with intriguing scheming and politics.The plot began weeks after the end of the previous bo [...]


    2. Totally different than what I’d expected but Django Wexler did not let me down. RTC~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Brain: Not going to read this until the end of February as “planned”. Me: I can’t stop thinking about it. I can’t stop thinking about Marcus, Winter and Janus. I can’t stop thinking about the guys at the infantry. Brain: Stop thinking, chill the Fk out and “stick to the plan”!Me: Just a sneak peak*reads the first chapter*😳Me: I was never good at sticking to pl [...]


    3. YES. SO. MUCH. YES.I enjoyed this book immensely! Holy cow.I never would have guessed that I'd find myself loving a piece of military fantasy this much, but there's something about this series that keeps me so entertained.While reading this story, the words were completely wrapping me up in a blanket of politics, magic, and war. I was entranced, breathing hard, shaking my fists, making faces, the whole nine yards.Stories that are heavy on politics, by nature, are slow moving. It's required in or [...]



    4. Are you tired of the same old fantasy? Would reading yet another story about a chosen boy who goes on to be a great hero and save the world from an ancient evil make you want to punch a baby in the face*?Well look no further. I present you the second book in Django Wexler's Shadow Campaigns.We've got not one, but TWO female protagonists. (The third one's a dude, but he's pretty cool so we won't hold it against him.) And if that's not enough there are at least 3 solid supporting female characters [...]


    5. 4.5 Stars. A second great instalment in what is quickly becoming one of my favourite new fantasy series'. After receiving some criticism for his intense focus on a flintlock fantasy military campaign in The Thousand Names Wexler showed here that he can write a more traditional fantasy adventure with the best of them. While I didn’t enjoy this as much as the last one it was still a fun, easy read that kept me turning the pages and the finale, where Wexler finally brought his ability to write a [...]


    6. My review of the first novel: The Thousand NamesIt's nothing new that the second book of an ongoing fantasy series didn't live up to my expectations. I had very high hopes for this, but the execution was a bit lacking. No way near as good as the first book, but still better than most fantasy novels out now. Better for my taste, at least.My major complaint with this novel would be that Wexler added in another voice in the novel. The dual point of view of Winter and Marcus was perfect in the first [...]


    7. You can find this review and more at Booksprens.Remember when I told you The Thousand Names was pretty heavy on military jargon, tactics, drills? Well, guess what? You will (almost) find nothing of the sort in The Shadow Throne!I found the drastic switch of tone, setting and context to be a masterstroke on Wexler’s part and a very refreshing change. I don’t think I ever read a sequel so completely different from its predecessor. “This is real. This is history, before it is history.”For o [...]


    8. 4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2014/06/27/bUpdated: Guest post by author on "Writing the Revolution" in The Shadow Throne bibliosanctum/2014/07/01/gI used to think military fantasy wasn’t my thing, but ever since I started reading a lot again for book blogging, it’s become even more apparent that what I like or what I don’t like isn’t so much about the genre or sub-category, but is in the way it’s written. I saw that last year when I read Django Wexler’s The Thousa [...]


    9. I loved it. Amazing female leads - I cannot recall one I did not like or cared for! -, a great inspiration for this particular book, reference to magic (but just a hint and I hope book 3 will investigate in detail magic!). Amazing continuation in The Shadow Campaigns!


    10. Gosn Wexler nastavlja da me odusevljava. Velika knjiga sa puno likova, prica koja drzi paznju, elokventan stil pisanja koji nije zatrpan sa 10 strana nepotrebnih detalja. Isto tako sami likovi su realni, motivacije razumemo, svi se ponasaju ko da umeju da razmisljaju (sto na zalost ume da bude retkost u fantazijskim knjigama). Moj omiljeni lik je bila sama princeza koju upoznajemo na vrlo interesantan nacin i koja se ponasa drugacije nego sto bi ocekivali od nekoga na njenom polozaju.Jedino sto [...]


    11. sequel to the superb Thousand Names, The Shadow Throne keeps the same exuberant storytelling, great characters and wonderful pov's in Winter and Marcus, while adding Princess Raesinia as 3rd pov. now the action is back in Vordan, the setting is urban and the storyline is a mixture of revolution and magic rather than colonial war and magicheir to the throne, Raesinia is assumed by sinister Duke Orlanko to be his tool for reasons one finds out in the first few pages, but under cover of a timid pri [...]


    12. Less "martial" than the first book. In book 1 there were good number of large scale battles (plus accompanying skirmishes) and the story focused on the characters while campaigning across a foreign map. Here, the action is focused close to home in and around a single city. We get to see the seeds of discontent and scheming plans blossom into a full scale revolution.Great story, characters and writing, just wanted to point out that it is a little different than the 1st book if you were looking fo [...]


    13. Wow, that was a change of pace from the first book. No longer out in the fields fighting, it's inner city turmoil and political plotting. We get a new POV, the princess soon to be Queen . and I'm not sure I liked her very much. I also didn't really like Jane, oh well I still LOVED Marcus and Winter so that more than made up for it. the action didn't pick up until about halfway through the book, so this book took me much longer to get through than the last book. I think i've been picking at this [...]


    14. Fantasy Review BarnI am not sure I have ever seen a series do a complete one eighty in book two like this one has; I am certain that if I have it didn’t pull it off so successfully. There is no middle book issue in this series; The Shadow Throne improves on the very strong start provided by The Thousand Names.Wexler introduced us to this world with a book that was at its heart one strong military campaign. The Thousand Names was pure military fantasy with a focus honed in on a few people withi [...]


    15. The shadow throne which is the second book in the shadow campaigns series, completely changes gears as regards to the first book is concerned. The first book was a military fantasy while this book is all about the political intrigue going on the city of Vordan. The book started solidly for me, but I think the battle scenes in the book were a bit unconvincing and Wexler wrapped them up in just a few pages. Some of the strong points of the book are1.Interesting story.2.World building.3.New pov cha [...]


    16. I was really looking forward to this book after the glowing reviews of my friends and the people I follow here on GR. but I only I liked it whereas I wanted to love it. book started as very strong for me with Janus assigning work to Marcus and Winter which seemed important enough at that time. I liked the new character of Raesinia and her little plan of snatching the power from the hands of Minister of Orlanko (the same man whom I thought to be so powerful and cunning). She played a vital role i [...]


    17. What came as a surprise when I read the first book, could not repeat the magic the second time around. The shadow Throne is quite different from its predecessor to the point of wondering if it is even the same series.What started off as a brilliant Flintlock fantasy, full of mysterious demons, desert warfare and some great writing has suddenly turned into yet another book about court intrigue, and lacks everything that made the first book wonderfulPlot wise, the story is set back in homeland whe [...]


    18. Wow. I didn't think it was possible, but I actually enjoyed this more than the first novel. Honestly, this series is going from strength to strength, and only getting better.This time we move from non-stop military action back to a more politically-charge Vordan, meeting characters who've only been mentioned in The Thousand Names. But there is still plenty of action, fighting, and excitement that happens.There's so many things I love about this book. The women, for starters. All of them are so s [...]


    19. This book has:-An officer who is a girl disguised as a boy who goes on an undercover mission disguised as a girl (yeah, you read that right)-A clever princess-soon-to-be-Queen who, also under disguise, helps to spark a revolution among her people. . ainst herself (sort of)-A steadfast loyal Captain who never goes under disguise, not even once. (so basically, the boring one, lol)I’m really enjoying this series. With the change in setting from the brutal deserts of Khandar to the intrigues of th [...]



    20. 3.5 StarsI’m left with mixed feelings. The plotting, the surprises and the action made for quality content but the experience for me was dampened by some notable differences from The Thousand Names. Many of the things that were so unique and compelling to me in book one sadly didn’t carry over. There was also a slight slackening in polish to the prose, it was less crisp and more drawn out which made the narrative drag in places.I do have to give excellent feedback on the world building, the [...]


    21. The Review Can Also Be Found Here: thefictionalhangout.c.The King of Vordan is dying, and his daughter, Raesinia, is destined to become the first Queen in centuries.But politics knows no loyalties, especially for Duke Orlanko, Minister of Information and spymaster of the empire. The most feared man in the Vordan will bow his knee to no Queen, unless she is firmly under his influence.Freshly returned from their recent victories in the colonies, Colonel Janus, Marcus and Winter must play a new and [...]


    22. Django Wexler continúa su noble misión de intentar dejarme los huevos congelados con sus libros. Y lo consigue, el cabrón, lo consigue. He de reconocer que en muchas cosas que me esperaba me ha dejado algo frío, pero en otras ha demostrado que es un magnífico escritor.


    23. As close to five stars as possible. I liked it more than the first which I also highly enjoyed. Love the characters, the shadowy black priests and all the intrigue of what Janus really is. Straight to book 3 we go.


    24. The title is kinda generic for epic fantasy (shadows being about as ubiquitous as shattered things--I am waiting for one called "The Shattered Shadows") but hey, titles are like covers, meant to signal FANTASY HERE! to likely readers.And this one delivers the goods. I devoured the first in this series, finding the female characters excellent, some nice gender-bending stuff going on, and the warfare first-rate. The magic, when it happened was creepy and fascinating.In this second installment, Jan [...]


    25. I read a lot of mixed reviews over this one, but I liked it.It's very different from The Thousand Names and I can understand why people who loved the first could have felt a bit off with this one, but I think it was a good move on Wexler part. To change so much the background and the kind of story-line(s), from a war novel to a political one, it was a smart way to build the worldbuilding and to make us see the complexity of his worlds.The shadow throne has some weak points (not enough Janus to s [...]


    26. I was torn between a 4 and a 5. The book starts out on a new continent back in their home country and the start of the book is pretty slow and the new characters not never really developed the way I hoped. There's a lot of world building and it's not bad, just very slow. The duke particularly who I was really looking forward to came off flat. I love that Wexler didn't go for the prototypical villain but at the same time I just never bought into him. How all that said the last 75% of the book was [...]


    27. This books does a great job of building onThe Thousand Names and ends leaving you wondering (with a definite impatience) when the next book will be published. Dammit! I swore I wasn't going to start a new series until all the books had been released! I hate waiting!


    28. An absolutely fantastic sequel -- Django Wexler takes Marcus, Winter, and Janus from the desert campaigns of THOUSAND NAMES to shadowy politics and a city on the edge of revolution. Favorite characters return, plus there are some utterly marvelous new voices in the second installment of the Shadow Campaigns. Wexler is able to keep a dense tapestry of overlapping plotlines both exciting and cogent, with personal stakes, agendas, excellent characterization, rich worldbuilding, and wry humor. Fabul [...]


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