Promise of Blood

Book 1 in the Powder Mage trilogy

Author: Brian McClellan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405519940

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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'Just plain awesome' Brandon Sanderson **Winner of the David Gemmell Morningstar Award** It's a bloody business, overthrowing a king. Now, amid the chaos, a whispered rumour is spreading. A rumour about a broken promise, omens of death and the gods returning to walk the earth. No one really believes these whispers. Perhaps they should. Winner of the David Gemmell Morningstar Award, Promise of Blood is the explosive first novel in the most action-packed and acclaimed new fantasy series in years. 'Gunpowder and magic. An explosive combination' Peter Brett 'Brings a welcome breath of gunpowder-tinged air to epic fantasy' Anthony Ryan 'Tense action, memorable characters, rising stakes . . . Brian McClellan is the real thing' Brent Weeks The Powder Mage trilogy: Promise of Blood The Crimson Campaign The Autumn Republic The Gods of Blood and Powder series: Sins of Empire Wrath of Empire
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The Powder Mage Trilogy

Promise of Blood, The Crimson Campaign, The Autumn Republic

Author: Brian McClellan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316456713

Category: Fiction

Page: 1792

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In a world where mages control gunpowder and bullets, a brilliant general must defend his country from both war and insurrection. Check out the complete Powder Mage Trilogy in this omnibus edition, a series that Brandon Sanderson called "Just plain awesome!" In Promise of Blood: 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. 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. In The Crimson Campaign: Drastically outnumbered and pursued by the enemy's best, Tamas must lead his men on a reckless march through northern Kez to safety, and back over the mountains so that he can defend his country from an angry god, Kresimir. In The Autumn Republic: Field Marshal Tamas returns to his beloved country to find that for the first time in history, the capital city of Adro lies in the hands of a foreign invader. His son is missing, his allies are indistinguishable from his foes, and reinforcements are several weeks away.
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Sins of Empire

Author: Brian McClellan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0356509303

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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'Crackles with excitement and adventure on every page' Fantasy Book Review Enter a war-torn world where gunpowder and magic collide The nation of Fatrasta is a haven for criminals, rebels, adventurers and sorcerers seeking relics of the past. As insurrection grows, only the iron will of the Lady Chancellor holds the capital city of Landfall together. Yet an ancient power as old as time is rising, and the fate of this young nation now rests in the hands of a spy, a disgraced war hero and a mercenary general with a past as turbulent as Landfall's present. Sins of Empire is the explosive new epic fantasy from Gemmell Award-winning author Brian McClellan. Look out for Wrath of Empire, book two in the Gods of Blood and Powder series, in May 2018. Praise for Brian McClellan: 'Gunpowder and magic. An explosive combination' Peter Brett 'Brings a welcome breath of gunpowder-tinged air to epic fantasy' Anthony Ryan 'Tense action, memorable characters, rising stakes . . . Brian McClellan is the real thing' Brent Weeks 'Innovative magic, quick-paced plot, interesting world. I had a blast' Brandon Sanderson Books by Brian McClellan: Gods of Blood and Powder Sins of Empire Wrath of Empire The Powder Mage trilogy Promise of Blood (Winner of the Gemmell Morningstar Award) The Crimson Campaign The Autumn Republic
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The Crimson Campaign

Book 2 in The Powder Mage Trilogy

Author: Brian McClellan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405519959

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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'Just plain awesome . . . Innovative magic, quick-paced plot, interesting world. I had a blast' Brandon Sanderson on Promise of Blood Field Marshal Tamas's invasion of Kez has ended in disaster. Stranded behind enemy lines and hounded by the enemy's finest, Tamas must lead his remaining men on a reckless retreat through northern Kez to safety. In Adro, Inspector Adamat wants only to rescue his wife. To do so, he must hunt down and confront the enigmatic Lord Vetus - but the truth he learns is far darker than he could have imagined. The god Kremsimir wants the head of Tamas's son, Taniel - the man who shot him in the eye. With Tamas and his powder mages presumed dead, only Taniel can lead the charge against the vengeful god and his invading army. Praise for the series: 'Gunpowder and magic. An explosive combination' Peter Brett 'Brings a welcome breath of gunpowder-tinged air to epic fantasy' Anthony Ryan 'Tense action, memorable characters, rising stakes . . . Brian McClellan is the real thing' Brent Weeks The Powder Mage trilogy: Promise of Blood The Crimson Campaign The Autumn Republic The Gods of Blood and Powder series: Sins of Empire Wrath of Empire
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The Autumn Republic

Author: Brian McClellan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405519967

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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'Just plain awesome . . . Innovative magic, quick-paced plot, interesting world. I had a blast' Brandon Sanderson on Promise of Blood Field Marshal Tamas has finally returned to Adopest, only to find the capital in the hands of a foreign power. With his son Taniel presumed dead, Tamas must gather his beleaguered forces and formulate a plan to defeat the Kez - no easy task when you're outnumbered and can't tell friend from foe. The army is divided . . . With their enemy bearing down on them, the Adran command is in disarray. Someone, it seems, is selling secrets to the Kez. Inspector Adamat is determined to flush out the traitor, but as the conspiracy unravels, he will learn a horrifying truth. And all hope rests with one man . . . Taniel Two-Shot, the powder mage who shot a god in the eye, is on the run. He possesses the sole means of defeating the Kez, but to do so he must evade treachery at every turn. If he fails, Adro will fall. Praise for the series: 'Gunpowder and magic. An explosive combination' Peter Brett 'Brings a welcome breath of gunpowder-tinged air to epic fantasy' Anthony Ryan 'Tense action, memorable characters, rising stakes . . . Brian McClellan is the real thing' Brent Weeks The Powder Mage trilogy: Promise of Blood The Crimson Campaign The Autumn Republic The Gods of Blood and Powder series: Sins of Empire Wrath of Empire
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Wrath of Empire

Book Two of Gods of Blood and Powder

Author: Brian McClellan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 035650932X

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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'A fast paced story, set in a brilliantly realised world . . . One of the best fantasy novels of recent years' Bookbag on Sins of Empire The country is in turmoil. With the capital city occupied, half a million refugees are on the march, looking for safety on the frontier, accompanied by Lady Flint's soldiers. But escaping war is never easy, and soon the battle may find them, whether they are prepared or not. Back in the capital, Michel Bravis smuggles even more refugees out of the city. But internal forces are working against him. With enemies on all sides, Michael may be forced to find help with the very occupiers he's trying to undermine. Meanwhile, Ben Styke is building his own army. He and his mad lancers are gathering every able body they can find and searching for an ancient artifact that may have the power to turn the tides of war in their favor. But what they find may not be what they're looking for. Magic and gunpowder collide in Wrath of Empire, the explosive second novel in the Gods of Blood and Powder series. Praise for Brian McClellan: 'Gunpowder and magic. An explosive combination' Peter Brett 'Brings a welcome breath of gunpowder-tinged air to epic fantasy' Anthony Ryan 'Tense action, memorable characters, rising stakes . . . Brian McClellan is the real thing' Brent Weeks 'Innovative magic, quick-paced plot, interesting world. I had a blast' Brandon Sanderson Books by Brian McClellan: Gods of Blood and Powder Sins of Empire Wrath of Empire The Powder Mage trilogy Promise of Blood (Winner of the Gemmell Morningstar Award) The Crimson Campaign The Autumn Republic
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Return to Honor

Author: Brian McClellan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316300225

Category: Fiction

Page: 49

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Captain Vlora is a powder mage in the Adran army. Once the favored, adopted daughter of the field marshal, she is now a pariah amongst those she called her family. Her superior officers would like nothing more than to send her to a far off posting and forget about her, but no one is exempt when there is a war - and powder mages are desperately needed. When a traitorous guard captain goes on the run with information that could harm the war effort, Vlora is sent on his trail. She has three days to find him; she will have to make new friends and test the limits of her skills. Fail, and good soldiers will die. Succeed and maybe, just maybe, she can begin to work her way back into the field marshal's good graces. A new story set in the world of the Powder Mage trilogy, the most acclaimed and action-packed new epic fantasy series in recent years. RETURN TO HONOR takes place directly following the events of book one, Promise of Blood. Word count ~ 12,000
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Cloak and Spider

Author: David Dalglish

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0356504352

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

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An exciting new novella from self-published star David Dalglish, set in the Shadowdance world. 'Every king must have his heirs, and I will have heirs worthy of my legend...' Thren Felhorn is a legend of the underworld, the leader of the powerful Spider Guild, father to the Watcher of Veldaren, and the most feared man in a city flooded with crime and death. Cloak and Spider chronicles Thren's tutelage under the fearsome Darkhand, his bloody rise to fame, the creation of his infamous guild, and the birth of his son, Aaron, who would grow up to be a legend all his own. 'Fast, furious, and fabulous' Michael J. Sullivan, author of Theft of Swords on A Dance of Cloaks 'Dalglish concocts a heady cocktail of energy, breakneck pace and excitement' Sam Sykes, author of Tome of the Undergates on A Dance of Cloaks '[A] winning combination of A Game of Thrones, sword-and-sorcery RPGs, and vivid description . . . Dalglish puts familiar pieces together with a freshness and pleasure that are contagious' Publishers Weekly on A Dance of Cloaks
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