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

Write on: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 by  in Archive Read 4420

Rating: 5/5 Stars


 1. Stop whatever rubbish you're doing.

2. Access the nearest book-acquiring medium in your vicinity.

3. Obtain a copy of this series as soon as humanly possible.

4. Disregard all the other books on your TBR.

5. Cry with me.


There is so much for me to say here, but as with many later books in a series, my gushing reviews are starting to get repetitive. So this time around I think I'll describe the brutally emotional process of reading the last published book in a series that is currently unfinished.

If you'd rather read my boundless praise for the first three installments of The Shadow Campaigns, there's quite an abundance of it here, here, and here.

Deciding when I would read this book was like deciding the best time to enjoy a special dessert you've been saving. You want to be in the right frame of mind, sufficiently hungry, and most importantly, uninterrupted when you finally decide to indulge. You know it'll be a while again before you find something this delicious on the plate in front of you, so you want to make sure you're thoroughly prepared to savor every bite.

And savor I did, friends.

But finishing this book was so bittersweet. 

Every word I read was amazingly satisfying, but was also another step closer to waiting.

Waiting to see how this beautifully tangled labyrinth of politics & special interests could possibly resolve. 

Waiting to see how these characters I've become so intensely devoted to will stand against such overwhelming odds.

Waiting to feel the powerful sense of relief that comes with the conclusion of a special series like this one. 


This is a series that's well worth waiting for. 


If you're searching for something unlike anything else you've ever read, look no further! The Shadow Campaigns is simply breathtaking, and I'm ecstatic to have discovered it.

Last modified on Friday, 14 July 2017 23:16

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