Promise of Blood (The Powder Mage Trilogy #1) by Brian McClellan - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316219044
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Published: Orbit - April 8th, 2014

Ever wondered what would happen when you mix magic with an industrial revolution? Well, Promise of Blood is your answer. Field Marshal Tamas has overthrown the King and executed the corrupt aristocrats, now he must reckon with war, royalists, and internal strife. But when dark omens begin to appear, Tamas’ problems might involve far more than just angry citizens; they might just include battling the Gods. McClellan’s debut is filled with everything you love in a Fantasy novel. Political intrigue moves the plot forward, while the unique gunpowder and elemental magic weaves action into the story. However, the best part would have to be the incredibly flawed cast of characters. None of them are perfect, but that’s what makes them so easy to connect to. McClellan’s subtle character development and slow burning plot have proven him to be a master storyteller. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn

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