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Uncanny Collateral by Brian McClellan

Uncanny Collateral by Brian McClellan
4.25

Alek Fitz is a collection agent. Not the most pleasant or glamorous of professions. Especially when your clients are corporations controlled by supernatural creatures who aren’t interested in repossessing cars or houses. Fairies and devils have desires that go beyond money. Though neither cruel nor heartless, Alek has little sympathy for his targets. The way […]

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Wrath of Empire by Brian McClellan

Wrath of Empire by Brian McClellan
5

This is the second instalment of the Gods of Blood and Powder series and follows the events of the first book, Sins of Empire, with the same three perspectives. The trilogy is set in the same world as his original Powder Mage trilogy. I would categorise it, and his other books, as an epic military […]

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Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan

Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan
4.25

Brian McClellan earned scores of new fantasy fans with the Powder Mage Trilogy. With Sins of Empire, the first book in his new Gods of Blood and Powder series, McClellan may have found an entirely new level. As he demonstrated in the Powder Mage Trilogy, characters continue to be McClellan’s greatest strength, as his latest […]

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Powder Mage Short Stories and Novellas by Brian McClellan

Powder Mage Short Stories and Novellas by Brian McClellan
4

For those awaiting The Autumn Republic, the third and final book in Brian McClellan’s Powder Mage trilogy, February 2015 feels as though it’s a long way away. Fortunately, McClellan has supplemented his trilogy with three short stories (“Hope’s End”, “The Girl of Hrusch Avenue” and “The Face in the Window”) and two novellas (Forsworn and […]

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Fantasy Book Club – August 2014: Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Fantasy Book Club – August 2014: Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan 

For August, our members voted to read Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan. There are a number of great reviews for this one, including one here on Fantasy-Faction where it earned a 9 star rating. I really enjoyed it as well and am quite looking forward to the discussion on it! The Age of Kings […]

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The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan

The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan
4.5

The second book in Brian McClellan’s Powder Mage Trilogy, The Crimson Campaign, is graced by a cover – and quote – that swaggers onto the scene with a unique blend of machismo and world-weariness. Designed by Lauren Panepinto, the cover depicts Tamas, one of four primary point-of-view characters in the series, in the midst of […]

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Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan
3

“The Age of Kings is dead. And I have killed it.” Field Marshal Tamas’s coup against his king sends corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brings bread to the starving. But it also provokes war in the Nine Nations, internal attacks by royalist fanatics and greedy scrambling for money and power by Tamas’s supposed allies: […]

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Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan
4.5

The Powder Mage Trilogy begins with Promise of Blood, a fantastic and engaging book from debut author Brian McClellan. Powerful sorcerers, trained Marksmen with magical abilities, and long forgotten gods bring color and intrigue to the world of Adro following a bloody revolution that has left the King and his royal cabal dead and a […]

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