The little green goblin reacted rather sensitively when I criticized the Forests of Zagraba. “So what were you expecting, Harold? A fanfare?” Kli-Kli asked, waxing indignant. If I expressed dissatisfaction with anything, even some withered little flower, the royal jester launched into a passionate tirade in defense of his home country.
“No, I just thought Zagraba was a bit different from this,” I relied peaceably, already regretting that I’d started this conversation.
“So what do you think it ought to be like?” Kli-Kli asked
Shadow Blizzard is the third book by the international bestselling fantasy author Alexey Pehov. Like Shadow Prowler and Shadow Chaser, Shadow Blizzard is epic fantasy at its best; this is the third book in a trilogy that follows Shadow Harold, Siala's master thief, on his quest for the magic Horn that will restore peace to his world. After the loss of friends and comrades, after betrayal and battle, after capture by fearsome orcs, Harold finally reaches the dreaded Hrad Spein. But before he can complete his
Praise for Shadow Chaser
“The second of the Chronicles of Siala is as mesmerizing as Shadow Prowler…Former friends become the enemy, and there are plenty of undead and magic to contend with, all described in beautiful detail. Again, Pehov’s mastery pulls the reader into the story, creating vibrant interpersonal encounters in a believable world.”
– Booklist on Shadow Chaser
“Employing all the standard trappings of the genre, this sequel to Shadow Prowler enjoys a freshness of vision that elevates it beyond standard fantasy fare.”
—Library Journal on Shadow Chaser
Praise for Shadow Prowler
"Toothy, gritty, and relentless. Alexey Pehov sneaks up on you and fascinates with the wry voice of a young Moorcock. Clear space on your shelf—you'll want the whole series."
—E. E. Knight
“Those who like fantasy novels offering ogres, elves, undead creatures, wizards, and the like joined in an epic quest will be delighted…pitched battles are described so well that they seem to unfold before one’s eyes. A first book in a series that piques interest for the others.”
“Bestselling Russian author Pehov translates easily in his English fantasy debut…protagonist Shadow Harold proves modest and witty enough a narrator to carry the series.”
“[Shadow Harold is] almost like some character out of The Adventures of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser by Fritz Leiber. He’s an unlikely sort of hero for a series… Shadow Prowler is a very good beginning to Alexey Pehov’s trilogy.”
“The story is engrossing, the characters intriguing and dynamic; there are mysteries galore and the very real sense as we set out that far creepier things are waiting down the road. In short, a book that I didn’t want to put down.”
—Chris Claremont, bestselling writer of the X-Men and Wolverine, on Shadow Prowler
“A book that most fantasy readers will want to read and explore…. In short, if you like reading fantasy, you’ll love reading this book.”
—Graeme’s Fantasy Book Reviews