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Promise of Blood: 1 Paperback – 8 April 2014

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Promise of Blood is a hugely promising debut. Guns, swords, and magic together? What more could you want? How about tense action, memorable characters, rising stakes, and cool, cool magic? Not only the finest flintlock fantasy I've read, but also the most fun. Brian McClellan is the real thing.--New York Times bestseller Brent Weeks

Brian McClellan is an explosive powder keg of imagination with an expertly-plotted fuse. The stories he tells are the stories we'll be reading for years to come.--
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Brings a welcome breath of gunpowder-tinged air to epic fantasy.--
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Gunpowder and magic. An explosive combination.
Promise of Blood is the best debut I've read in ages.--Peter V. Brett

I love the world Brian McClellan builds, Powder Mages with flintlock pistols against white-gloved Privileged for the fate of a nation and more.
Promise of Blood feels like the start of something amazing.--Django Wexler

McClellan neatly mixes intrigue and action...in a society where new forces like labor unions, gunpowder-armed soldiers, and explosion-causing 'powder mages' clash with traditional magics, more, and beliefs.--
Publishers Weekly

McClellan's debut is a lot of fun --- a historically influenced fantastical romp filled with machismo, intrigue and magic.--
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McClellan's debut packs some serious heat...A thoroughly satisfying yarn that should keep readers waiting impatiently for further installments.--
Kirkus (Starred Review)

The world of the privileged sorcerers and the strange abilities of the powder mages who can manipulate gunpowder are just as well drawn in this captivating universe.--
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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.--
New York Times bestselling author, Brandon Sanderson

About the Author

Brian McClellan is an American epic fantasy author from Cleveland, Ohio. He is known for his acclaimed Powder Mage novels and essays on the life and business of being a writer. Brian now lives in Utah with his wife, Michele.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Orbit (8 April 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 608 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0316219045
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0316219044
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.97 x 4.13 x 20.98 cm
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Brian McClellan is an American epic fantasy author from Cleveland, Ohio. He is known for his acclaimed Powder Mage Universe and essays on the life and business of being a writer.

Brian now lives on the side of a mountain in Utah with his wife, Michele, where he writes books and nurses a crippling video game addiction.

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