This world of steel and souls completely transported me. It's a hexbolt to the heart, and I can't wait to read whatever Krueger writes next
A rollicking adventure that wears its heart on its sleeve, and a joyful ode to its anime influences, Steel Crow Saga will immerse you in both the rich, complex world Paul Krueger has masterfully built and the intimate, equally complex inner struggles of its instantly lovable characters
An incredible voice, an amazing conflict, and a hot mess of emotions. Krueger has taken one earth-shattering step and a thousand stories will grow in his footprint
With fierce women, ferocious creatures, and a sophisticated twist, Steel Crow Saga is the fantasy epic you didn't know you needed, creating a rich new mythology and characters so real you can smell their pipe smoke and adobo
Pokemon combined with Avatar: The Last Airbender . . . clever, stylish and gloriously fun
A post-colonial fantasy that draws on Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Filipino cultures for a multinational tale of political intrigue. . . . This Asian-influenced sociopolitical drama explores the complications that ensue after the war, when no one's hands are clean. Characters face the consequences of the choices they made during the conflict and consider whether it's possible to rise above deeply ingrained prejudices and forge alliances with former enemies. Such grave matters are leavened by amusing banter, solid action, and two charming nascent romances of opposites. As tasty as the mushroom adobo that appears in the book both as food and metaphor.
It's only Paul Krueger's second book and already he's writing fantasy like a master. Steel Crow Saga is fun, funny, thrilling, heartbreaking, and, above all else, something only Krueger could've written
Starts with a bang and never slows down . . . Think Pokémon meets The Northern Lights, with plenty of original and frightening twists along the way