Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan Flintlock fantasy is an interesting blend of settings. The use of firearms as a sort of technological off-set to sorcery makes all kinds of sense to me and the idea of there being an equalizer between sorcerer and normal people is intriguing. Promise of Blood is a truly energetic […]Read More
SFF Author: Brian McClellan
The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan War is hell. That is true on many different levels, and each individual copes with it differently. Brian McClellan’s The Crimson Campaign is a journey into hell from four perspectives — each character’s hell no less terrible than the others’. Tamas is the acknowledged tyrant, military leader,and instigator of the overthrow […]Read More
John Hulet´s rating: 4.5 | Brian McClellan | SFF Reviews | | 3 comments |
The Autumn Republic by Brian McClellan As a military fantasy fanatic, I found Brian McClellan’s The Autumn Republic to be a good but not perfect conclusion to his POWDER MAGE series. With The Autumn Republic, we follow Taniel’s and Tamas’ journey to save the city of Adro not only from invading armies, but from the […]Read More
Kevin Wei´s rating: 3.5 | Brian McClellan | SFF Reviews | | no comments |
Six POWDER MAGE prequels by Brian McClellan After noticing what John and Kevin said about Brian McClellan’s POWDER MAGE trilogy, I was eager to give the books a try, but I thought I’d start with the six short prequels that McClellan has written to introduce his world and its characters. Each of these is available […]Read More
Kat Hooper´s rating: 4 | Brian McClellan | SFF Reviews | | 8 comments |
Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan In Sins of Empire, Brian McClellan makes his explosive return to the world of THE POWDER MAGE trilogy with a sequel series called GODS OF BLOOD AND POWDER. Sins of Empire (2017) is the first GODS OF BLOOD AND POWDER novel, so I’d recommend checking out THE POWDER MAGE […]Read More
Kevin Wei´s rating: 4 | Brian McClellan | SFF Reviews | | no comments |
Our feature exploring free and inexpensive short fiction available on the internet. Here are a few stories we’ve read that we want to share with readers. “Field Biology of the Wee Fairies” by Naomi Kritzer (2018, free at Apex Magazine, $2.99 Kindle magazine issue)When Amelia turns fourteen, everyone assures her that she’ll catch her fairy soon. […]Read More
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