*Winner of the 2013 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.
Captain Vlora is one of Adro's finest powder mages - disciplined sharpshooters who can control bullets and explode gunpowder with a mere gesture. Yet an illicit affair has lost her the favour of Field Marshal Tamas, her commander and the closest thing she has to a father.
As the invading army of Kez pushes deeper into Adro's territory, Vlora finds herself on the sidelines.
Yet when news emerges of an escaped traitor who is planning on selling military secrets to the enemy, Vlora is tasked with hunting the man down. Failure will not only put her beloved country at risk, but may lose her the goodwill of Field Marshal Tamas for ever . . .
The explosive conclusion to the award-winning Powder Mage trilogy.
The capital has fallen . . .
Field Marshal Tamas has finally returned to Adopest, only to find the capital in the hands of a foreign power. With his son Taniel presumed dead, Tamas must gather his beleaguered forces and formulate a plan to defeat the Kez - no easy task when you're outnumbered and can't tell friend from foe.
The army is divided . . .
With their enemy bearing down on them, the Adran command is in disarray. Someone, it seems, is selling secrets to the Kez. Inspector Adamat is determined to flush out the traitor, but as the conspiracy unravels, he will learn a horrifying truth.
And all hope rests with one man . . .
Taniel Two-Shot, the powder mage who shot a god in the eye, is on the run. He possesses the sole means of defeating the Kez, but to do so he must evade treachery at every turn. If he fails, Adro will fall.
@2@@20@Enter a war-torn world where gunpowder and magic collide@21@@16@@20@@21@@16@@20@@21@The nation of Fatrasta is a haven for criminals, rebels, adventurers and sorcerers seeking relics of the past. As insurrection grows, only the iron will of the Lady Chancellor holds the capital city of Landfall together.@3@@2@Yet an ancient power as old as time is rising, and the fate of this young nation now rests in the hands of a spy, a disgraced war hero and a mercenary general with a past as turbulent as Landfall's present.@3@@2@@20@@18@Sins of Empire @19@is the bold new epic fantasy from Gemmell Award-winning author Brian McClellan.@21@@3@@2@@18@Praise for Brian McClellan@19@@3@@2@@20@'Gunpowder and magic. An explosive combination'@21@ Peter Brett@3@@2@@20@'Brings a welcome breath of gunpowder-tinged air to epic fantasy' @21@Anthony Ryan@3@@2@@20@'Tense action, memorable characters, rising stakes . . . Brian McClellan is the real thing'@21@ Brent Weeks@3@@2@@20@'Innovative magic, quick-paced plot, interesting world. I had a blast'@21@ Brandon Sanderson@3@
'A fast paced story, set in a brilliantly realised world . . . One of the best fantasy novels of recent years' Bookbag on Sins of Empire 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, Michael 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.Magic and gunpowder collide in Wrath of Empire, the explosive second novel in the Gods of Blood and Powder series.Praise for Brian McClellan:
'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
'Innovative magic, quick-paced plot, interesting world. I had a blast' Brandon SandersonBooks by Brian McClellan: Gods of Blood and Powder
Sins of Empire
Wrath of EmpireThe Powder Mage trilogy
Promise of Blood (Winner of the Gemmell Morningstar Award)
The Crimson Campaign
The Autumn Republic