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America, land of the Free…and home of the warlocks.
The Founding Fathers were never ones to pass up a good weapon. America’s first line of defense has been shrouded in secrecy, magical families who have sworn to use their power to protect our republic.
But there are those who reject America’s dream and have chosen the Left Hand Path. In this triumphant conclusion to Tom Doyle’s imaginative alternate historical America, we start with a bloody wedding-night brawl with assassins in Tokyo. Our American magical shock troops go to India, where a descendant of legendary heroes has the occult mission they’ve been waiting for.
It all comes to a head in a valley hidden high in the mountains of Kashmir. Our craftspeople will battle against their fellow countrymen, some of the vilest monsters of the Left Hand Path. It’s Armageddon in Shangri-La, and the end of the world as we know it.
The American Craft Trilogy
#1 American Craftsmen
#2 The Left-Hand Way
#3 War and Craft
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Doyle concludes his contemporary military fantasy trilogy with this ambitious installment (after The Left-Hand Way). Scherie Rezvani, recently inducted into the secrets of the craft world as a profanity-powered exorcist, must work with the suspiciously helpful Left-Hand spirit Madeline Morton to develop her powers, save her friends, and stave off the apocalypse. The narrative sprawls to give most of the cast members point-of-view chapters, which is clearly meant to build tension but ultimately leaves the book feeling choppy and disjointed. Fans of the nationalism-driven magic system and worldbuilding will enjoy this installment, as both are further developed and deepened, with an interesting view into the global implications and sources of the magic and appearances by more than one new semisentient building. The volume hits many of the right notes for a satisfying conclusion, but it feels too muddied and rushed. Despite an uneven performance across this series, Doyle remains an author to watch.