Promise of Blood: Book 1 in the Powder Mage trilogy - Powder Mage trilogy (Paperback)
  • Promise of Blood: Book 1 in the Powder Mage trilogy - Powder Mage trilogy (Paperback)

Promise of Blood: Book 1 in the Powder Mage trilogy - Powder Mage trilogy (Paperback)

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'Just plain awesome' Brandon Sanderson

**Winner of the David Gemmell Morningstar Award**

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.

Winner of the David Gemmell Morningstar Award, Promise of Blood is the explosive first novel in the most action-packed and acclaimed new fantasy series in years.

'Gunpowder and magic. An explosive combination' Peter Brett

'Brings a welcome breath of gunpowder-tinged air to epic fantasy' Anthony Ryan

'Tense action, memorable characters, rising stakes . . . Brian McClellan is the real thing' Brent Weeks

The Powder Mage trilogy:
Promise of Blood
The Crimson Campaign
The Autumn Republic

The Gods of Blood and Powder series:
Sins of Empire
Wrath of Empire

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780356502007
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 38 mm

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 *
Excellent . . . a ripping yarn * Buzzfeed *
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 *
An excellent debut that promises to captivate readers * STAFFER'S BOOK REVIEW *

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“Flintlock fantasy well done”

I thoroughly enjoyed Promise of Blood, and look forward to any more books in the series. Reminded me of Brandon Sanderson and Brent Weeks in terms of style and pacing.

Engaging charcaters, a fast paced narrative and... More

Hardback edition
16th April 2013
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“Firing on all cyclinders”

We find here the recently award recipient of the Gemmell Morningstar Award and I can clearly see why this won as it is a fantastic book and will definitely by recommending it.
It has a great starting pace,... More

Paperback edition
3rd July 2014
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The Fantasy Book Collector

“A fantasy gem.”

After a couple of chapters I was a little unsure whether I would enjoy this book, mainly because of its strong military influence. But after going back to it a few weeks later, I was hooked and found it really... More

Hardback edition
10th October 2013
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