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The Knight Marshal (The Silk & Steel Saga Book 5) [Kindle Edition]

Karen Azinger
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Book Description

The Octagon Knights have fallen. The king is dead. The knight marshal leads a ragged band of survivors, waging a desperate winter war against the Mordant’s hordes. Sorely beleaguered, the knights fight with valor, but this battle is much more than a contest of swords…it is a battle of souls.
In the far north, Kath’s great victory becomes a dire trap as winter closes its deadly fist. In the south, still reeling from the Flame War, Queen Liandra struggles to rally her kingdom, unaware that Darkness converges on her city like a strangling noose.
Plots thicken as old alliances reform and new temptations arise. The players are being positioned for the Battle Immortal, an epic struggle of Light and Dark where all of Erdhe hangs in the balance.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3129 KB
  • Print Length: 370 pages
  • Publisher: Kiralynn Epics (October 23, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GIBKP14
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #260,131 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent fantasy entertainment and perfect escapism! December 5, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The Knight Marshal is the fifth book of The Silk & Steel Saga. It gloriously continues the story that started in The Steel Queen and then continued in The Flame Priest, The Skeleton King and The Poison Priestess.

The Silk & Steel Saga was originally supposed to have ended with the fifth book, but the author decided to make sure that her readers get the whole story, so she decided to write six books. In my opinion this is an excellent decision, because now the readers and fans of this series have a chance to read what happens to all of the characters without leaving anything out of the story.

In my opinion The Silk & Steel Saga is an amazing fantasy series, because it's a shamelessly entertaining series (the author knows how to entertain her readers with the epic story and intriguing plot twists). In my opinion the story just keeps on getting better and better with each new book. The Knight Marshal is Karen Azinger's best book so far, because it surpasses all the previous books. There's much more at stake in this book than there was before, because the war and the Mordant's plots threaten to drown the whole world into darkness and chaos.

In The Poison Priestess the author told what happened in the southern part of the world and in The Skeleton King she told what happened in the northern part of the world. Now, in this book, she writes about what happens in both places and how all the pieces are moving towards the Battle Immortal.

In case somebody has forgotten what happened in the two previous books, here's a bit of information about them:

In The Skeleton King war threatened the kingdoms of Erdhe. The Mordant continued to do evil things in Bryce's body and the monk's soul suffered in a horrifying way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved This Book December 7, 2013
By Homer
Format:Kindle Edition
I highly recommend this book to fantasy lovers who want great writing, great characters and great strategy, mixed with unexpected twists and turns in a plot that keeps on growing wider and wider.

I was planning to read The Knight Marshall over a week, but as I could not put it down, I finished it in one day. What a fantastic addition to the series. There are so many levels on which to discuss the book. On one level, Karen Azinger depicts the conflict between good and evil in a way that shows humans as insignificant, confronting overwhelming odds, and living in a universe that is callously indifferent. She somehow conveys this while presenting characters who refuse to accept that they do not count and should not try to do the impossible. The struggles of the warriors of Erdhe, both male and female, who continue fighting, no matter how desperate the odds, stand against the plots of the agents of the Dark Lord' especially the arrogance and insatiable power-hunger of the most powerful dark agent of all, the unstoppable Mordant, as he plans his ultimate domination of all the kingdoms of Erdhe.

Against this background, there are the brilliantly portrayed characters - each one so heartbreakingly real, so present on the page, that I was drawn into their lives as individuals, and the struggles and despairs that each confronts. The agonies of love, betrayal, and loss, alongside the courage of those who will not give up, is compelling. The complexity continues to increase ! The battle strategies are intricate, and the presence of the black sword is especially intriguing. The struggle the Knight Marshall faces, having to choose between defeat of the Octagon knights, or using a weapon he knows is corrupt, is brilliant, twisted, and ominous.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 2 thumbs up November 19, 2013
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Every book in the Silk & Steel series has been excellent but this may well be my favorite. The action never stops and this novel is as well written as all the previous books.Karen Azinger is becoming one of my favorite authors and I look forward to another installment in the series
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4.0 out of 5 stars The best book yet in the Silk and Steel Saga February 24, 2014
In my opinion The Knight Marshal is the best book yet of Karen Azinger's Silk and Steel Saga. Kath, the Steel Queen of the first book, features prominently. Azinger explores the tensions present when female warriors come to the fore in a male-dominated world. The powers of ancient magics and the struggle between good and evil preface the coming Battle Immortal. I am rating this book four stars rather than five because the editing, though better than in the previous books of the series, is still lacking, numerous typos detract from the otherwise excellent story. Whether its Kath experiencing life at sea, the Mordant practicing dark magic, or the Knight Marshal trying to decide whether its worth using the cursed sword as a last resort, Azinger's well developed characters and detailed descriptions draw you in to the story and make it feel as if you are there.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not the last... May 30, 2014
By TomB
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Book 5 was originally going to be the finale to Silk & Steel, however, I guess the story got a little to large to be wrapped up in one last volume. So we will have to look forward to the next installment to hopefully wrap it all up. That's good and bad because it's all turning out to be a great story nearing its conclusion , but, now the wait is on to see how it ends. Eagerly looking forward to the series final book. Very enjoyable.
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