Alex Marshall, better known as Jesse Bullington, is an author, editor, and reviewer. He has written three historical novels, The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart, The Enterprise of Death, and The Folly of the World, under his own name and has penned the Crimson Empire trilogy as Alex Marshall. A War in Crimson Embers is the final installment to Crimson Empire and is out in paperback. The former warrior queen Cold Zosia has left a city in ashes for the sake of vengeance. Now with her reputation in ruins and her allies scattered to the wind, she must bring them together once more for one last legendary battle. Booklist calls it “a fitting conclusion to an original and exciting fantasy trilogy." Jesse is also the editor of Letters to Lovecraft, nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award. His first novel in the Crimson Empire series, A Crown for Cold Silver, was shorted listed for the James Tiptree, Jr. Award.