The Powder Mage Trilogy
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    Promise of Blood | Brian McClellan

    Promise of Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Brian McClellan
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    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. But when gods are involved.... 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....

    Excellent epic fantasy with Napoleonic influences

    Among recent epic fantasies, Promise of Blood does a great job of balancing old high fantasy tropes with elements of more recent, blood-soaked low fan..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 01 2015 by Ethan M. (Philadelphia)
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    The Crimson Campaign: The Powder Mage Trilogy, Book 2 | Brian McClellan

    The Crimson Campaign: The Powder Mage Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Brian McClellan
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    (654)
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    Tamas's invasion of Kez ends in disaster when a Kez counter-offensive leaves him cut off behind enemy lines with only a fraction of his army, no supplies, and no hope of reinforcements. Drastically outnumbered and pursued by the enemy's best, he 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.

    Even better than the first, with a few new quirks

    I really enjoyed the first book of the Powder Mage trilogy, and was, in many ways, even more impressed by the second. After the ending of the first bo..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 18 2015 by Ethan M. (Philadelphia)
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    Promise of Blood: The Powder Mage Trilogy, Book 1 | Brian McClellan

    Promise of Blood: The Powder Mage Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs)
    • By Brian McClellan
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    (65)

    Field Marshal Tamas' 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' supposed allies: the Church, workers' unions, and mercenary forces. Stretched to his limit, Tamas relies heavily on his few remaining powder mages, including the embittered Taniel, a brilliant marksman who also happens to be Tamas' estranged son, and Adamat, a retired police inspector whose loyalty will be tested to its limit.

    Intricate Yet Grounded

    I've tended to avoid epic fantasy lately - typically, the investment of time and dreariness of the storylines can be daunting. But the unique set up, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 08 2015 by Joki (Helsinki)
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    The Autumn Republic: The Powder Mage, Book 3 | Brian McClellan

    The Autumn Republic: The Powder Mage, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Brian McClellan
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    Adopest 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 and his allies are indistinguishable from his foes, and reinforcements are several weeks away. 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.

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    The Autumn Republic | Brian McClellan

    The Autumn Republic

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Brian McClellan
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    (570)
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    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.

    Fantastic Trilogy!!!

    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 goo..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 12 2015 by Hassan (Springfield Gardens, NY, United States)
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    The Crimson Campaign: The Powder Mage, Book 2 | Brian McClellan

    The Crimson Campaign: The Powder Mage, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Brian McClellan
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    The hounds at our heels will soon know we are lions.Tamas's invasion of Kez ends in disaster when a Kez counter-offensive leaves him cut off behind enemy lines with only a fraction of his army, no supplies and no hope of reinforcements. Drastically outnumbered and pursued by the enemy's best, he 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.

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