Brian McClellan is one of my favorite new authors from the past several years, and his Powder Mage trilogy is one of my favorite series from the past several years (you can find my review of book 1 here). McClellan is following up on the Powder Mage trilogy with another series set in the same world that opened with Sins of Empire. Book 2, Wrath of Empire, comes out on May 15. The Powder Mage books are set in a world on the brink of an industrial revolution where “powder mages” wield gunpowder-related magic. It is flintlock fantasy at its finest.
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UPDATE: I got home from work to some mail that was very well timed.
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, Michel 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.
Continue the pistol-packing fantasy series by the author whose debut novel Brandon Sanderson called “just plain awesome!”
Preorder Wrath of Empire here. Wrath of Empire comes out on May 15.