Friday 15 February 2019

The Infernal Battalion - Django Wexler

Paperback, 600 pages
Published August 1st 2018 by Head of Zeus (first published January 9th 2018)
Series: The Shadow Campaigns #5

My Thoughts:
Even if I have enjoyed this series, I do feel like it could have been a trilogy, or 4 book series. Some things could have been taken out in earlier books to wrap it up faster. 

Cos in this one something goes wrong yet again! I mean rotten luck right!?

The former commander of the forces had turned sides and calls himself Emperor and that means civil war. Of course he has been eaten by a demon so not really his fault.

Marcus has to keep the army in order to fight his old friend. I do like Marcus, he has always been my fav.

Queen Raes has her hands filled with trying to keep her broke country in order. Raes is, well I never truly warmed up to her cos the whole demon thing was strange.

And then the last POV, Winter who has pretended to be a man all this time and has now risen to general. You go girl! And she leads a female battalion so she has changed the army landscape too.

This is military fantasy, there are battles, there are more battles, there is talking about battles. There are a few other things too but yes this is war. I like that. No idea why, I just do.

I need to read more by Wexler, he has a new series coming out and I hope I will enjoy that one too. 


The Beast, the ancient demon imprisoned beneath the fortress-city of Elysium for a thousand years, has been loosed on the world. It absorbs mind after mind, spreading like a plague through the north. The fell army it has raised threatens the heart of Vordan, and it is under the command of the Beast’s greatest prize: legendary general Janus bet Vhalnich.

As Queen Raesinia Orboan and soldiers Marcus D’Ivoire and Winter Ihernglass grapple with the aftermath of a hard-fought military campaign, they soon discover a betrayal they never could have foreseen. The news arrives like a thunderbolt: Janus has declared himself the rightful Emperor of Vordan. Chaos grips the city as officers and regiments are forced to declare for queen or emperor.

Raesinia must struggle to keep her country under control and risks becoming everything she fought against. Marcus must take the field against his old commander, a man who has seemed an unbeatable strategist. And as Winter recovers from her injuries and mourns her losses, she knows the demon she carries inside her might be the only thing standing between the Beast and the destruction of everything in its path....


  1. Never heard of this author, but whew - 600 pages is a lot!(lol) I'm not sure if I would pick this one up, but glad you enjoyed it. Hugs...RO

    1. Well there are 4 before that you ave to read first ;)

  2. A military fantasy book... sounds really nice!

  3. Nice review Blodeuedd I feel like many of epic fantasy series could be less, books/words per book etc.. Glad you enjoyed and are looking to read more of him

  4. Been a hot min for me to read one like this. LOL. Soooo I'll contemplate about this series ;)

  5. Yay, you finished the series! It was such a good one, though I kind of agree, it probably could have been condensed into four books.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  6. Glad you're enjoying the series despite the fact that it could be condensed down to 3 or 4 books. Sounds epic. :)

  7. This one is new to me but I do like these kinds of stories. Great review!

  8. Well glad you enjoyed it even if it dragged a bit along the way. It sounds intense.

    1. The big series might drag along the way, nothing too bad, but lots had to happen

  9. I've heard good things about his writing, lol that is rotten luck (:

  10. Hmm, not my kind of book but it does sound interesting.

  11. Sounds interesting. I've read a few series that I felt needed to wrap up a bit sooner. So I get ya.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

    1. It was not really the same feeling as with certain UF series, more like the books could have been shorter

  12. Sounds like this one needs to wrap up soon for you! I hope you like the new series.



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