[Alex Marshall] weaves a strong tale in this fantasy debut, with elements of humour, zippy dialogue and moments of grisly darkness
Brimming with imagination and invention . . . Fabulous!
A Crown for Cold Silver drags epic fantasy through the mud - but it does so with wit, wonder and wisdom.
This is a full-on, devil-summoning, pipe-smoking, dagger-wielding brutal quest fantasy...A Crown For Cold Silver's world is a joy to fall into...gripping, and will suit any quest-lover looking for a new addiction.
This is my favorite kind of fantasy - alternately irreverent and brutal, with a cast of wonderfully scarred and nasty people. Any fans of Steven Erikson, Mark Lawrence, or Joe Abercrombie will love A Crown for Cold Silver; I've just finished it, and I'm already eager for more.
A sprawling world that grows larger and deeper with every page. Instantly believable. Zosia and her Five Villains are as fun as they are twisted.
An epic fantasy that will surprise you. When was the last time you read one of those? Marshall deftly sets up and subverts expectations at every turn. If you think you know what's coming, think again
This lusty debut will have you gasping in one breath and laughing in the next with its cast of multicultural characters, gender-bending soldiers, same-sex coupled kings and warrior women of all ages who throw themselves into the fray. By the latter half of the novel, you realize Marshall is playing a long, glorious game