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Brian McClellan

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Brian McClellan is an American epic fantasy author from Cleveland, Ohio. He is known for his acclaimed Powder Mage Universe and essays on the life and business of being a writer.

Brian now lives on the side of a mountain in Utah with his wife, Michele, where he writes books and nurses a crippling video game addiction.

Brian's novels include the Powder Mage Trilogy (Promise of Blood, The Crimson Campaign, and The Autumn Republic), Gods of Blood and Powder (Sins of Empire, Wrath of Empire, and Blood of Empire), and Valkyrie Collections (Uncanny Collateral)
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Brian McClellan Yup. I'm working on book one of the next trilogy, which is already under contract. It'll be a stand-alone series that takes place in the Powder Mage U…moreYup. I'm working on book one of the next trilogy, which is already under contract. It'll be a stand-alone series that takes place in the Powder Mage Universe about ten years after Autumn Republic. I'll focus on a conflict between distant Fatrasta and the neighboring Dynize Empire.(less)
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The Wings of Adom are certainly on my (very long) list of side characters/entities I want to explore more in the short fiction.…more
Hey Marc! Thanks a ton!

The Wings of Adom are certainly on my (very long) list of side characters/entities I want to explore more in the short fiction. Right now I just finished a short story based on Vlora and I'm working on a murder mystery that features Adamat.(less)
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Powder Mage TV Adaptation

Hey everyone! I’m pleased to announce that I’ve sold the TV rights to the Powder Mage Universe! Joe Mallozzi (of Stargate and Dark Matter) is on as showrunner, and I couldn’t be more excited. There’s not much to say at this moment, so I’ll simply direct you over to the press release on Deadline.

If you’re excited about this, kick off the fandom! Tell your friends, show us your fanart, yap about it

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"Brian McClellan’s Powder Mage Trilogy and coming mid March, Sins of Empire!

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More of Brian's books…
“You’ve one mark on your record,” Tamas said. “You once punched a na-baron in the face. Broke his jaw. Tell me about that.”
Olem grimaced. “Officially, sir, I was pushing him out of the way of a runaway carriage. Saved his life. Half my company saw it.”
“With your fist?”
“Aye.”
“And unofficially?”
“The man was a git. He shot my dog because it startled his horse.”
“And if I ever have cause to shoot your dog?”
“I’ll punch you in the face.”
“Fair enough. You have the job.”
Brian McClellan, Promise of Blood

“Doctor, what could you prescribe for Charlemund?”
The doctor looked down his nose at the unconscious form of the arch-diocel.
“Arsenic?”
“Now, really. Something to give him a quality headache and a great deal of memory loss.”
“Cyanide.”
Brian McClellan, Promise of Blood

“The age of kings is dead, Adamat, and I have killed it.”
Brian McClellan, Promise of Blood

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