Thursday, June 22, 2023

Blog Tour: The Savage Rebellion Trilogy by Matt Wallace, ft. Savage Crowns (#3)

Today I'm thrilled to share my stop on the blog tour for the latest and final installment book in the Savage Rebellion, Savage Crowns! I have been absolutely loving this trilogy, and I'm pleased to say that Savage Crowns is the perfect conclusion to what has been an incredible story. Below you'll find some information about Savage Crowns, a short review, some praise for the entire series, and a bit of information about the author. Huge thanks to Cassidy Sattler at Gallery Books for including me on this blog tour and sending me copies to read!

Author:  Matt Wallace
Pub. Date: June 13th, 2023
Publisher: Gallery/Saga Press
Find it: | Amazon

"The final installment in Hugo Award–winning author Matt Wallace’s epic and spellbinding Savage Rebellion trilogy about a utopian city with a dark secret—and the underdogs who will expose it, or die trying.

The final war for the nation of Crache has begun.

At the helm of the people’s rebellion is Evie, the Sparrow General. She has been captured by the Skrian, Crache’s vicious army, and is being brought back to the Capitol for punishment. But reinforcements are coming for her.

Dyeawan, who has climbed from street urchin to Crache’s highest seat of power through clever schemes and ruthless bloodshed, finds trouble on every front once she arrives. The rebellion approaches, and there are whispers of a martyr within the city who holds enough sway to stage a coup. If she doesn’t act quickly, her rule will be short-lived.

As the women who hold the nation’s future meet each other from different sides of the battlefield, will they be able to find a shared vision of Crache, or will they destroy each other first?"

You can find my reviews for the first two books below:
Savage Legion (#1)
Savage Bounty (#2)

The Savage Rebellion has been a whirlwind of a trilogy and Savage Crowns has proved to be an excellent conclusion to the story. I was sorry to have to say goodbye to all of these characters that I've grown to love so much. 

Savage Crowns picks up pretty quickly after all the tumultuous events of Savage Bounty, and if you, like me, ever struggle to remember some of the finer details of previous books then you'll be please to find out that Matt Wallace provides a quick recap at the beginning of this book. This was the perfect refresher before I was ready to get back into this world. 

When I first read Savage Legion, I was immediately captured by the world and characters that Matt Wallace developed. This world and characters have remained just as strong and compelling as they ere from the start, and I loved getting to see their development and individual arcs. This series is packed with some truly incredible women as the leading protagonists and I think Wallace did a consistently wonderful job of showcasing their individual strengths in a variety of ways that really highlighted them as unique people with their own motivations and goals in place. This series also has had abundant representation from the start, including featuring characters with disabilities and queer rep in ways that felt both natural and proud, and this continues into Savage Crowns

This book felt the most action-packed out of all of them, which makes perfect sense since everything that the previous two books have been building up to has finally come to fruition. The pacing is a bit faster in this book than previous ones, but it works well for the story and really helped to keep me on the edge of my seat–I actually ended up flying through this book even faster than I anticipated that I would. I loved how well everything was wrapped up, but at the same time I feel like there is still plenty of possibility for the future if Wallace ever chose to return to this world and/or these characters.

If you haven't had a chance to start reading this series yet, then I highly recommend you pick up Savage Legion and let yourself become immersed in this compelling fantasy series. It's perfect for anyone who loves fantasy with strong characters, an interesting world, and plenty of political intrigue (and especially if you prefer your fantasy <400 pages!). 

So I accidentally took this picture in backwards order for some reason, but regardless of that–how amazing are these covers? I love how bold and strong they are.

Praise for the trilogy:
Praise for Book 1, SAVAGE LEGION: “Impressive tale of swords and super-science [with] multifaceted characterization… Wallace masterfully subverts readers’ expectations, [who] will be left thoroughly satisfied and eager to know what’s to come.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW *

Praise for Book 2, SAVAGE BOUNTY: “Fast-paced action, emotional choices, and non-stop tension through the last page will leave readers immediately clamoring for the trilogy’s final book.” —Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW *

Praise for Book 3, SAVAGE CROWNS: “The captivating finale… features an epic world and showcases hidden power structures, family secrets, and women who believe in a better life for all.” —Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW *

Photo credit:
Edward Earl Norton


Matt Wallace is the Hugo nominated author of Rencor: Life in Grudge City and the Sin du Jour series, and he won a Hugo Award alongside Mur Lafferty for the fancast Ditch Diggers. He’s also penned more than a hundred short stories in addition to writing for film and television. In his youth, he traveled the world as a professional wrestler and unarmed combat and self-defense instructor before retiring to write full time. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Nikki (bio from Simon & Schuster).

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1 comment:

  1. I really regret not starting this series, but I'm so glad it ended on a high note😁