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Publisher's Summary

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, Michel 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.

Continue the pistol-packing fantasy series by the author whose debut novel Brandon Sanderson called "just plain awesome!"

Gods of Blood and Powder
Sins of Empire
Wrath of Empire

For more from Brian McClellan, check out:
Powder Mage
Promise of Blood
The Crimson Campaign
The Autumn Republic

©2018 Brian McClellan (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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Can't get enough

I haven't had a series hold my attention like this since Sandersons stormlight series. I can't wait for the next book. Christian Rodska has the perfect gritty voice for these books. Everybody has a very unique voice, but they sound exactly how I would picture people that would be around smoke and gunpowder all the time. The story is absolutely fascinating. There's so much depth and layers to everyone and everything that is happening. There's almost never a dull moment, even for the characters that have menial tasks to accomplish. Next book please!

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Another Amazing Book

I am happy I stumbled across Brian McCallum. these books have turned out to be amazing across-the-board. I enjoy the unique style and flavor of the magic system. I enjoy the style of the setting, the idea of the world that's growing around it and I really enjoy the characters especially Ben in particular.

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Engageing

I cannot describe this second book in this series. Captivating , spellbinding action, unbelievable adventure and all tied together in a thrilling story of a marvelous world of unusual magic with the talent of Brian McClellan and Christian Rodska. I was drown into this series completely. I can not recommend this enough as I cannot imagine anyone not enjoying and being amazed.

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wow, that ending!

amazing! this series is proving to be just as awesome as the powder mage trilogy. I'm super bummed that I won't be able to read the 3rd book for a year.

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Book 3 please! Book 3 please! Book 3 please!

that's how good book two is! all of the powder Mage universe, I would claim, is borderline Tolkien! ...nuff said!

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This is Awesome!!!

From the magic system to the engaging characters, I just want more...NOW! Brian McClellan continues to the very best in this series.

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simply great

A continued success and the books keep getting better. The only negative is that the books aren't coming out faster.

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My favorite so far

Man. I love this series, and the 3 that proceeded it. Wrath was no different for me, and I found myself enjoying it more than any other of the works in this fantasy setting to date. Cannot recommend enough!

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Amazing!

I love everything about this book! The whole series has been amazing so far! Keep them coming!

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Fantastic series

I have enjoyed everything I've read from this author, I can't wait until the next book. I feel like it'd have to be the finale for this arc.