Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan audiobook

Promise of Blood

By Brian McClellan
Read by Christian Rodska

Orbit 9780316219037

The Powder Mage Trilogy: Book 1

19.02 Hours Unabridged
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"Just plain awesome"--Brandon Sanderson Civil unrest cripples the citizens of Adro in the aftermath of the revolution that obliterated the monarchy. Now, Field Marshal Tamas and his lieutenants must confront the true cost of freedom in book one of the Powder Mage Trilogy. It's a bloody business overthrowing a king... Field Marshal Tamas' coup against his king sent corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brought bread to the starving. But it also provoked war with the Nine Nations, internal attacks by royalist fanatics, and the greedy to scramble for money and power by Tamas's supposed allies: the Church, workers unions, and mercenary forces. 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... Winner of the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Debut Fantasy.

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Summary

Summary

Nominated for RT Best SciFi & Fantasy Novel, 2013

David Gemmell Morningstar Award, Best Debut Novel, 2014

"Just plain awesome"--Brandon Sanderson


Civil unrest cripples the citizens of Adro in the aftermath of the revolution that obliterated the monarchy. Now, Field Marshal Tamas and his lieutenants must confront the true cost of freedom in book one of the Powder Mage Trilogy.


It's a bloody business overthrowing a king...
Field Marshal Tamas' coup against his king sent corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brought bread to the starving. But it also provoked war with the Nine Nations, internal attacks by royalist fanatics, and the greedy to scramble for money and power by Tamas's supposed allies: the Church, workers unions, and mercenary forces.

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...


Winner of the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Debut Fantasy.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

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
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
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. Sam Sykes on Promise of Blood
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
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. RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars)
McClellan's debut packs some serious heat...A thoroughly satisfying yarn that should keep readers waiting impatiently for further installments. Kirkus (Starred Review)
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
“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.” Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author
McClellan's debut is a lot of fun --- a historically influenced fantastical romp filled with machismo, intrigue and magic. SciFi Now (UK)
Gunpowder and magic. An explosive combination. Promise of Blood is the best debut I've read in ages. Peter V. Brett
“A thoroughly satisfying yarn that should keep readers waiting impatiently for further installments.” Kirkus Reviews
“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.” RT Book Reviews

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Reviews

by Michael 5/22/2018
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Not For Me

Unfortunately, I am going to move on from this book, as it is not holding my attention. There is a character or two that are interesting, but the story itself isn't holding my attention. I wish that were different as I anticipated enjoying the series. Who knows? Perhaps one day I will give it another try. But honestly, probably not.

Author

Author Bio: Brian McClellan

Author Bio: Brian McClellan

Brian McClellan is an avid reader of fantasy and graduate of Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp. 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 with his wife.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 19.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English