Promise of Blood (#1 Powder Mage)

Author(s): Brian McClellan

Fantasy Fiction

It's a bloody business, overthrowing a king. Now, amid the chaos, a whispered rumour is spreading. A rumour about a broken promise, omens of death and the gods returning to walk the earth. No one really believes these whispers. Perhaps they should.


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Promise of Blood is the best debut I've read in ages. Brian McClellan has a bold new take on fantasy Peter V. Brett Guns, swords and magic together? What more could you want? How about tense action, memorable characters, rising stakes ... Brian McClellan is the real thing Brent Weeks This book is just plain awesome. I found myself enjoying every moment of it. Innovative magic, quick-paced plot, interesting world. I had a blast Brandon Sanderson An historically-influenced fantastical romp filled with machismo, intrigue and magic SCIFI NOW A French Revolution with wizards; McClelland's debut packs some serious heat KIRKUS REVIEWS - starred review Promise of Blood is filled with engaging characters, original worldbuilding, and a plot that left me unable to put the book down ... An engaging and wonderfully-written work FANTASY FACTION An amazing debut BOOKTHING Promise of Blood is a lot of fun, and the start of something potentially fantastic CIVILIAN READER Stunning, well crafted, compelling and engaging THE FOUNDING FIELDS Everyone should pick up Promise of Blood ... Yes, it really is that good ELITIST BOOK REVIEWS An extremely engaging novel ... The addictive narrative pace, inventive world-building, and gestalt of this novel are impressive SFFWORLD A winning debut FANTASY BOOK CRITIC Promise of Blood is, hands down, my favorite read of the year ... An instant classic SPECULATIVE BOOK REVIEW

Brian McClellan is an avid reader of fantasy and graduate of Orson Scott Card's Literary Bookcamp. When he is not writing, he loves baking, making jam from fruit grown in northeast Ohio and playing video games. He currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife.

General Fields

  • : 9780356502007
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Orbit
  • : December 2013
  • : January 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Brian McClellan
  • : Paperback
  • : 608