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Promise of Blood (#1 Powder Mage Trilogy)
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Brian McClellan
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Promise of Blood (#1 Powder Mage Trilogy)

Brian McClellan


Orbit Books

Fantasy » Dark Fantasy / Grimdark;
Fantasy » Magic;
Fantasy » Sword & Sorcery;
Fantasy » Mythological Creatures, People & Places;
Award Winners » David Gemmell Legend Award


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GALAXY CHOICE JANUARY 2014 ----- Field Marshal Tamas' coup against his king sent corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brought bread to the starving. But it also provoked war with the Nine Nations, internal attacks by royalist fanatics, and the greedy to scramble for money and power by Tamas's supposed allies: the Church, workers unions, and mercenary forces. 

It's up to a few...

Stretched to his limit, Tamas is relying heavily on his few remaining powder mages, including the embittered Taniel, a brilliant marksman who also happens to be his estranged son, and Adamat, a retired police inspector whose loyalty is being tested by blackmail. But when gods are involved...

Now, as attacks batter them from within and without, the credulous are whispering about omens of death and destruction. Just old peasant legends about the gods waking to walk the earth. No modern educated man believes that sort of thing.

But they should...

By:   Brian McClellan
Imprint:   Orbit Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 127mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   412g
ISBN:   9780356502007
ISBN 10:   0356502007
Series:   Powder Mage Trilogy
Pages:   608
Publication Date:   January 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Brian McClellan is an avid reader of fantasy and graduate of Orson Scott Card's Literary Bookcamp. When he is not writing, he loves baking, making jam from fruit grown in northeast Ohio and playing video games. He currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife.

An excellent debut that promises to captivate readers * STAFFER'S BOOK REVIEW * Promise of Blood is, hands down, my favorite read of the year . . . An instant classic * SPECULATIVE BOOK REVIEW * A winning debut * FANTASY BOOK CRITIC * An extremely engaging novel . . . The addictive narrative pace, inventive world-building, and gestalt of this novel are impressive * SFFWORLD * Everyone should pick up Promise of Blood . . . Yes, it really is that good * ELITIST BOOK REVIEWS * Stunning, well crafted, compelling and engaging * THE FOUNDING FIELDS * Promise of Blood is a lot of fun, and the start of something potentially fantastic * CIVILIAN READER * An amazing debut * BOOKTHING * Promise of Blood is filled with engaging characters, original worldbuilding, and a plot that left me unable to put the book down . . . An engaging and wonderfully-written work * FANTASY FACTION * A French Revolution with wizards; McClelland's debut packs some serious heat * KIRKUS REVIEWS - starred review * An historically-influenced fantastical romp filled with machismo, intrigue and magic * SCIFI NOW * Excellent . . . a ripping yarn * Buzzfeed * This book is just plain awesome. I found myself enjoying every moment of it. Innovative magic, quick-paced plot, interesting world. I had a blast * Brandon Sanderson * Guns, swords and magic together? What more could you want? How about tense action, memorable characters, rising stakes . . . Brian McClellan is the real thing * Brent Weeks * Promise of Blood is the best debut I've read in ages. Brian McClellan has a bold new take on fantasy * Peter V. Brett *

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