A Crown for Cold Silver
by Alex Marshall
Review by Jon Guenther
Orbit Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780316277983
Date: 14 April 2015 List Price $26.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Official Info /
While some early previewers declared fans of George R.R. Martin and Joe Ambercrombie will enjoy this book, the comparison is a bit unfair. Mostly because I found A Crown for Cold Silver quite original. I predict the author will gain enough of his own following.
From the first chapter, Alex Marshall had me hooked. The book is filled with great action and a credible world, not to mention the neat twists and turns in the early scenes.
The only thing I had difficulty with was the interweaving of a separate story line throughout, which makes it difficult to say more since I don't want to risk spoilers. Suffice it to point out I found this a bit ambiguous until about halfway through the book when I began to understand its relationship to the main plot. This could have been made a bit clearer.