An epic new fantasy series from Brian McClellan, set in the world of his wildly popular Powder Mage trilogy. A world on the cusp of a new age... The young nation of Fatrasta is a turbulent place -- a frontier destination for criminals, fortune-hunters, brave settlers, and sorcerers seeking relics of the past. Only the iron will of the lady chancellor and her secret police holds the capital city of Landfall together against the unrest of an oppressed population and the machinations of powerful empires.Sedition is a dangerous word... The insurrection that threatens Landfall must be purged with guile and force, a task which falls on the shoulders of a spy named Michel Bravis, convicted war hero Mad Ben Styke, and Lady Vlora Flint, a mercenary general with a past as turbulent as Landfall's present.The past haunts us all... As loyalties are tested, revealed, and destroyed, a grim specter as old as time has been unearthed in this wild land, and the people of Landfall will soon discover that rebellion is the least of their worries....
|Title||:||Sins of Empire (Gods of Blood and Powder #1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||624 pages|
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Sins of Empire (Gods of Blood and Powder #1) Reviews
Executive Summary: An excellent start to a new trilogy in Brian McClellan's Power Mage series. This one is a lot more political than the previous series was, which may be why I think this may be his best book yet.
Audiobook: I got Promise of Blood in ebook for cheap, so I stuck to that format for the rest of the series. Now I wish I had gone audiobook instead. Christian Rodska is absolutely fantastic. He doesn't attempt to do any feminine voices, which is probably a smart move on his part, but hi ...more
This is one of those books, where you turn the last page and relise that’s there no more to go till the next book comes out. Then you start calling the author rude names because he hasn’t made it longer and he’s ruined your enjoyment of his excellently written book.
Sins of Empire is, undoubtedly, the undisputed high point of McClellan's career so far.
Colonel Ben Styke, a decorated war hero of the Fatrastan's war for independence, has been convicted and imprisoned for the past ten years as a war criminal.
Silver Rose Michel Brevis, a governmental spy of Fatrasta, is tasked with the duties of a detective, a job with a required set of skills that he doesn't possess.
Lady Vlora Flint, a General and co-owner of a mercenary company called 'Rifle Jackets', is ...more
I find that I’m having trouble finding words eloquent enough to describe how much I loved Sins of Empire. I adored McClellan’s Powder Mage trilogy and getting to return to this world and catch up with familiar characters is one of the most satisfying feelings ever. Sins of Empire is set about 10 years after the events of the Powder Mage trilogy and rather than being set in The Nine, we get to more broadly explore the nation of Fatrasta.
Those of you already familiar with McClellan’s books may re ...more
I read this earlier in the year and wasnt overly fond of it. I gave it a 2nd read after a friend pestered me to read it again, and for some reason it changed my view. 10 years have passed and we enter a new city with some new characters and some old characters from the original trilogy who had smaller bit roles.Great action, pacing was fun, characters were not as strong as the 1st trilogy, but still likeable. Perfect setup/intrigue for the 1st 3/4 and a great climatic battle in the last 1/4. ...more
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Osećam posebnu privrženost ovom svetu, ovim likovima, i mislim da nikako ne mogu da Brajanu i nekom njegovom romanu dati ocenu ispod pet, iako ova možda zaslužuje više jaku četvorku. Naravno, u sklopu toga da je ovo roman nešto atipičnije fantastike, ali i dalje fantastike.
Novi likovi su momentalno dragi, stari postaju još draži, akcija kao i uvek: eksplozivna, uverljiva, a opet ponekad špageti zabavna. Najbolje od svih svetova. Da nije mlakog početka i kraja (ne sećam se kada sam čitao jaču sre ...more
Imaginative and immersive world, memorable characters, gunpowder magic (?!?), intriguing story and plot(s), effective prose… what more can a Fantasy lover ask for?