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‘I don’t care what else you’ve seen in the bookstore today. Read this one’ Kevin Hearne on Wake of Vultures

‘I enjoyed the hell out of it‘ Patrick Rothfuss on Wake of Vultures

‘Quite simply, brilliant. A mind-bending mix of history, fantasy and folklore, it’s a wild bronco of a read that’ll leave you breathless for more’ Rachel Caine on Wake of Vultures

‘Weird and wonderful . . . Hot damn, this book is good’ Chuck Wendig on Wake of Vultures

The Ranger known as Rhett has shut down a terrible enterprise running on the blood and bones of magical folk, but failed to destroy the dark alchemist behind it. Now his destiny as the Shadow refuses to let him rest.

To save his friends – and the lives of countless others – he’ll first have to lead them on a mission more dangerous than anything they’ve ever faced.

Malice of Crows is the gripping third instalment of the acclaimed Shadow series, starring a hero who has been hailed as ‘one of the iconic characters of this generation’.

Reviews

Conspiracy of Ravens, by Lila Bowen, gives me exactly what I want in a sequel. Everything I loved in book one of the series, Wake of Vultures, gets a little bit richer, a little bit deeper, and a little more complex: more characters, more monsters, a wider world, darker magic . . . pick up Bowen's Shadow books. I think you'll be mighty pleased you did.
FANTASY FACTION on CONSPIRACY OF RAVENS
I don't care what else you've seen in the bookstore today. Read this one, because it's the thrilling, delightfully written and important one that you've always wanted to read
Kevin Hearne, author of HOUNDED, on WAKE OF VULTURES
I enjoyed the hell out of it
Patrick Rothfuss on WAKE OF VULTURES
Wake of Vultures is, quite simply, brilliant. A mind-bending mix of history, fantasy and folklore, it's a wild bronco of a read that'll leave you breathless for more
Rachel Caine on WAKE OF VULTURES
Part Western, part supernatural mystery, this stands out for its tough lead Nettie Lonesome, an outsider treated like a slave at home, until she fights off an attacker, with violent and unexpected consequences. This is an important book that features a trans heroine in a sometimes diversity-lacking genre
INDEPENDENT (’10 Best Fantasy Novels of 2015’) on WAKE OF VULTURES
Of all the books I've reviewed this year, Wake of Vultures' Nettie Lonesome stands out as the most compelling, well-crafted protagonist I've encountered
RT BOOK REVIEWS on WAKE OF VULTURES
Wake of Vultures doesn't just fly - it soars. Lila Bowen brings in a wild fantasy quite unlike anything I've ever read, with a voice that's weird and wonderful. Bowen is truly a talent to watch. Hot damn, this book is good
Chuck Wendig on WAKE OF VULTURES
There are fast-paced thrill-a-minute novels where the plot twists and wild action just. Keep. Coming. And then there are introspective books about someone searching for their identity and untangling deep issues of race, sexuality and gender. And then occasionally, you get a book that manages to do both. Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen is one such book, and it's a goddamn keeper
IO9 on WAKE OF VULTURES
Sharp as a silver Bowie and unsentimental as a stray bullet, Lila Bowen's Nettie Lonesome deserves a place among the legends of the Weird West
Matthew Stover, author of HEROES DIE on WAKE OF VULTURES
Wake of Vultures is a ferocious, fascinating take on the magical Old West - creatively and unsentimentally grim, yet rich with hope and heart
Cherie Priest, author of BONESHAKER on WAKE OF VULTURES
Nettie Lonesome is a complex, tough, all-around wonderful protagonist. And Lila Bowen is equally wonderful for bringing us Nettie's story, set in a magical old west full of harpies and monster-hunters and stolen children and more. I look forward to more of Nettie's journey
Jim C. Hines on WAKE OF VULTURES
A must-have for all modern fantasy collections and a great choice for adults and teens
Library Journal on WAKE OF VULTURES
The monsters are gruesome, the battles are bloody, and the pace of this story never flags. Readers will love this absorbing fantasy adventure (the first in a planned series) and its strong, dynamic heroine.
KIRKUS on WAKE OF VULTURES
Themes of self-worth, gender, and the complexity of identity are treated with frank realism and sensitivity . . . Fantastical history fans will be delighted
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on WAKE OF VULTURES
A page-turning read, with action that just doesn't quit and a hero who's easy to root for . . . Wake of Vultures is highly recommended
i09 on WAKE OF VULTURES
The stakes couldn't be higher, and the story couldn't be more absorbing. Fans of the Shadow will love returning to his world, and fantasy fans who haven't yet encountered this colorful cowboy should hurry up and dive in
KIRKUS on MALICE OF CROWS
Outstanding pacing takes us from one exciting, well-crafted scene to another - combining engaging action with emotional resonance as Rhett confrontsthe personal sacrifices he has to make as the Shadow
RT BOOK REVIEWS on MALICE OF CROWS
The story hurtles along at a thrilling pace, rushing toward an explosive finale that sets up the fourth and final chapter in this weird western saga
BARNES AND NOBLE BLOG on MALICE OF CROWS