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Review of Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan

With Sins of Empire, Brian McClellan cements himself as one of the brightest young stars writing fantasy today.  The Powder Mage trilogy was no fluke (you can find my reviews of those three books here, here, and here).  The magic … Continue reading

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Review of The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan

The Crimson Campaign is book two in Brian McClellan’s Powder Mage Trilogy.  It’s not perfect, but it does establish that the promise McClellan shows in Promise of Blood was no fluke.  Tamas finds himself with a small army cut-off in … Continue reading

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Review of Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Promise of Blood is a fantasy debut that shows epic promise.  The action, plot, dialogue, pacing, and world-building are all top notch.  McClellan’s full Powder Mage Trilogy makes good on that promise.  The next chapter in the powder mage world … Continue reading

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Review of Black Powder War by Naomi Novik

The ninth and final book in Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series—League of Dragons—is out on June 14.  Alas, I have only read the first three books.  While I catch up, my review of the book 3, Black Powder War, is below. … Continue reading

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Review of Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik

The ninth and final book in Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series—League of Dragons—is out on June 14.  Alas, I have only read the first three books.  While I catch up, my review of the book 2, Throne of Jade, is below. … Continue reading

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Review of His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

The ninth and final book in Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series—League of Dragons—is out on June 14.  Alas, I have only read the first three books.  While I catch up, my review of the book 1, His Majesty’s Dragon, is below. … Continue reading

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Review of Quintessence by David Walton

The Age of Exploration…And Magic Quintessence is an excellent example of the power of speculative fiction to explore human nature and history.  Walton takes a specific point in history—the Age of Exploration and religious strife in England—and introduces fantastical elements … Continue reading

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