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Blood of Empire

(Gods of Blood and Powder #3)

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As the final battle approaches a sellsword, a spy, and a general must find unlikely and dangerous allies in order to turn the tides of war in this epic fantasy tale of magic and gunpowder by acclaimed author Brian McClellan.

The Dynize have unlocked the Landfall Godstone, and Michel Bravis is tasked with returning to Greenfire Depths to do whatever he can to prevent them
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592 pages
Published December 3rd 2019 by Orbit
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Brian McClellan
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I mean, *I* certainly liked it.
Silvana
Whew, what a ride.

Brian McClellan is one of my favorite military flintlock fantasy writers. His Powder Mage trilogy has one of the best magic systems I ever read while his characters were compelling and memorable.

Three years ago I was pleasantly surprised when he announced a new trilogy set in the same world, featuring one of the characters that I felt was underused, misunderstood and even marginalized in the first trilogy, Vlora Flint. There are of course two other main POV characters, a
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Linda
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
It's a good book when your only complaint is that it's too short.

(I did not get an advance copy, nor am I related to author)
Reggie Kray
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
And yet, another great series that ends horrifically. Disappointed is a gross understatement.
Dance With Me Then
Oct 17, 2019 marked it as to-read
Well I certainly regret reading the blurb. It's way too spoilery.
Vagabond of Letters
Been waiting for this one a while; just found out the author has novellas in the same universe. It's not often that I wait for something that's not a Sanderson, Lynch, or Rothfuss.
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8/10
Josh
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazing. Perfect bow on top of the gift that is the powder mage universe.
Andrew Jaden
Dec 05, 2019 rated it liked it
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Tomi Heimonen
Good wrap-up but somewhat rushed

Another enjoyable read in the Powder Mage universe. It was good to see the trilogy come to conclusion but I couldn’t help feeling like the ending was very rushed just to wrap up all of the different storylines — sort of like the last season of Game of Thrones.
Sean You
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Solid book, I especially enjoyed the Michel Braxis arc, though I think other characters could have done with more time, especially the setup for the final battle felt relatively rushed given the series setup for it.
Adrian Race
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An excellent finale to the trilogy! I felt the ending was a tad rushed, but, otherwise, excellent.
Shubham Kapoor
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
looks great
will read sooner
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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
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Other books in the series

Gods of Blood and Powder (3 books)
  • Sins of Empire (Gods of Blood and Powder, #1)
  • Wrath of Empire (Gods of Blood and Powder, #2)