In a rich, distinctive world that mixes magic with technology, who could stand against mages that control gunpowder and bullets?
The capital has fallen...
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.
An army divided...
With the Kez still bearing down upon them and without clear leadership, the Adran army has turned against itself. Inspector Adamat is drawn into the very heart of this new mutiny with promises of finding his kidnapped son.
All hope rests with one...
And Taniel Two-shot, hunted by men he once thought his friends, must safeguard the only chance Adro has of getting through this war without being destroyed.
The Autumn Republic is the epic conclusion that began with Promise of Blood and The Crimson Campaign.
©2015 Brian McClellan (P)2015 Hachette Audio
On Audible since the late 1990s, mostly science fiction, fantasy, history & science. I rarely review 1-2 star books that I can't get through
A testament to the Powder Mage Trilogy: I listened to all three books, over 50 hours of it, in a row. While I had issues with some of the series (especially the middle book), it ends on a high note, as The Autumn Republic has many fewer issues -- especially with plotting, token women, and well-rounded relationships -- than either of the former novels. Further, the action remains excellent, the characters get more interesting, and the pace only increases.
It also works well as a final book. In what was a bit of a surprise given the sprawling world-building, almost all of the loose ends of the novels are wrapped up satisfactorily, and the many twists in the novel turn out to evolve naturally from hints laid down in the earlier books. Even better, after a rather grim second book, McClellan finally decides that, despite the low-magic world and constant warfare, he is not really writing grimdark fantasy, but rather the kind of novel where everything works out in satisfying and mostly unambiguous ways. There may be other novels about the powder mages, but this trilogy is a complete work on its own.
This means that, if you haven't read the series, you should. Despite occasional issues, it is engaging trilogy, and one of the best new voices in fantasy in the last couple years. And very well read, as well!
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
When I started this trilogy, I wasn't sure if it was good or not... but then I re-red the first book and red the short story ones too.... It is good... back story for all the characters throughout the trilogy and fantastic character development. It is a really good series..
Action sense are the best in this book and too graphical, which is good... too many loses and so many wins as well... there will be moments where your jaw will drop from the shock....
You get to know so many secrets, and the fate of certain characters.. I do hope that there will be more of powder mage books, I can see future trilogies in futuristic world (like ours now), that would be great.
Narration was excellent, Christian Rodska did a fantastic job in giving character and life to all the characters , it was really good...
I am a bit upset that this trilogy is over, but happy that it was a good ending... you will like this final addition to the powder mage trilogy.
Field Marshall Tamas returns to find Adro in the hands of an enemy force and his own army divided against each other. Friends have turned into enemies and the gods themselves are directly involved in the conflict so it is up to Tamas, Taniel, and Adamat to sort out friend from foe and keep the new Republic of Adro alive. Tamas started this whole mess with his coup and it is up to him to fix it or die trying.
The series remains entertaining until the end and many characters play a bigger role than before including Ka-Poel, Borbador, Nila, and Ricard Tumblar. Despite the tangled web created by Brian McClellan he is able to wrap it up neatly and provide a fitting end to the trilogy. With Christian Rodska back again for the third book its a safe choice to go all the way and finish out the series.
The story has too many anti climactic wrap ups for what should be important plot points. The magic system has some interesting concepts but never really develops any depth. This whole series feels like a missed opportunity.
I loved the first two books but this one just couldn't measure up. The pace was much slower and he nerfed one of my favorite characters. I am pretty disappointed after waiting so long for this to come out.
I am a lover of fantasy novels with exciting action, complex plots, and unforgettable characters.
When I first started this book I was very excited, I liked the first novels very much. This novel had so much potential for an epic conclusion to a strong trilogy. Alas it was not to be. The book as a whole was allright. Not a terrible book, but not a very good book either. It was nothing special. The story seemed to wander a bit along the way, as if Mr. McClellan was trying to figure out how he was going to wrap the series up. However, the main problem with the book was the actual ending of it. It was both anticlimactic and rushed. Parts of the ending were decent and seemed to fit together well, but a good portion of it didn't make much sense and seemed to flounder into the finish line. One of the main issues was that some of the main villains didn't turn out to be as awesome as we expected them to be. The other problem was that there were a few twists that the author threw in, but didn't explain either before or after they occurred. Finally, after the anticlimactic climax, I thought the wrap up was almost nonexistent. The book simply ended without much warning. Despite these problems I still loved McClellan's magic system. I will probably get another one of his books just because of the system. The narrator continued his good performances and he did a strong job. Overall, I thought this final book in the trilogy could have been better, but it could have been worse.
Great series. Interesting, well developed characters. Unique world and plot. Well-written and engaging. Each book is better than the last.
First and foremost, I read all three books and enjoyed them. It is a worthwhile series. That being said, I thought the magic system employed was bizarre. Also the mixture of a Napoleonic era war with concurrent use of magic was just weird. Similar to, but not as good as, Brandon Sanderson's elemental series.
Brian McClellan is one of my new favorite authors. I buy all of his novels, short stories, novellas and whatever else he is writing. his characters are flawed and he keeps you wanting more. I can not wait for his next piece of work.
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