The Powder Mage Trilogy

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 8,413 ratings

Promise of Blood Publisher's Summary

The Age of Kings is dead...and I have killed it.

It's a bloody business overthrowing a king....

It's up to a few....

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....

The Powder Mage Trilogy, Book 1.

©2013 Brian McClellan (P)2013 Hachette Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Promise of Blood

    • By: Brian McClellan
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,920
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,919

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best debut novel in many years!

    • By Marlene on 04-22-13

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Promise of Blood

    • The Powder Mage Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Brian McClellan
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 19 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intricate Yet Grounded

    • By Joki on 02-08-15

    Regular price: $18.11

  • Book 2

    • The Crimson Campaign

    • The Powder Mage Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Brian McClellan
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 20 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,475
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,266
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,262

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Was Extremely Surprised!!

    • By Hassan on 05-15-14

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Crimson Campaign

    • The Powder Mage, Book 2
    • By: Brian McClellan
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Read

    • By Björn Bräse on 03-15-17

    Regular price: $20.24

  • Book 3

    • The Autumn Republic

    • The Powder Mage, Book 3
    • By: Brian McClellan
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 19 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • End of the road, wrap party

    • By Keon Christensen on 08-04-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Autumn Republic

    • By: Brian McClellan
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 19 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,397
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,182

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Trilogy!!!

    • By Hassan on 02-12-15

    Regular price: $30.79