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Promise of Blood - Brian McClellan
Promise of Blood
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The Age of Kings is dead . . . and I have killed it.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 greedy scrambling for money and... show more
The Age of Kings is dead . . . and I have killed it.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 greedy scrambling for money and power by Tamas's supposed allies: the Church, workers unions, and mercenary forces. 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.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...
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780316219037 (0316219037)
ASIN: 316219037
Publisher: Orbit
Pages no: 545
Edition language: English
Series: The Powder Mage (#1)
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Evaine's Books, Books and More Books
Evaine's Books, Books and More Books rated it
4.0 Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan - My Thoughts
I enjoyed this book far more than I thought I would and I don't know why I held off reading it for so long. Promise of Blood is a military fantasy filled with political intrigue and not a little magic. It has everything I like in it, an engaging plot that's full of believable twists and turns, char...
Midu Reads
Midu Reads rated it
3.5 Long-Dead Gods Walk Again Has Been Done So Many Times But Promise of Blood Still Managed to Make Its Mark!
My Thoughts The world in this novel was divided between two kinds of magic users: Privileged & Powder Mages. While the limitations of what Powder Mages could do and could not do were clearly described, the author left the Privileged's extent of power in murky waters. That is why, whenever they pul...
The Reading Jackalope
The Reading Jackalope rated it
2.0 Promise of Blood
DNF. French Revolution with magic and gods. But unlike Django Wexler, McClellan changes almost nothing about the revolution, so there are not clever twists on various characters. Tamiel (I think, god keeping these characters straight was a challenge) is Napoleon. Nothing clever or witty about the pr...
Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it
4.0 Promise Of Blood
Despite the number of friends that has reviewed this book favourably, it only really came to my attention when my book club decided to read it. I was immediately intrigued by the premise and I'm glad I decided to read along. "The Age of Kings is dead and I have killed it" Starting right at the...
Life of a bookworm
Life of a bookworm rated it
4.0 Promise of Blood
"" The Age of Kings is dead . . . and I have killed it."" Since I've been rolling in high fantasy for a little over a week, I took the risk of picking up the pre-novellas of The Powder Mage series. Lo and behold, the novellas captured my attention. After going through all the pre-novellas, six of t...
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