'Crackles with excitement and adventure on every page' Fantasy Book Review
Enter a war-torn world where gunpowder and magic collide
The nation of Fatrasta is a haven for criminals, rebels, adventurers and sorcerers seeking relics of the past. As insurrection grows, only the iron will of the Lady Chancellor holds the capital city of Landfall together.
Yet an ancient power as old as time is rising, and the fate of this young nation now rests in the hands of a spy, a disgraced war hero and a mercenary general with a past as turbulent as Landfall's present.
Sins of Empire is the explosive new epic fantasy from Gemmell Award-winning author Brian McClellan. Look out for Wrath of Empire, book two in the Gods of Blood and Powder series, in May 2018.
Praise for Brian McClellan:
'Gunpowder and magic. An explosive combination' Peter Brett
'Brings a welcome breath of gunpowder-tinged air to epic fantasy' Anthony Ryan
'Tense action, memorable characters, rising stakes . . . Brian McClellan is the real thing' Brent Weeks
'Innovative magic, quick-paced plot, interesting world. I had a blast' Brandon Sanderson
Books by Brian McClellan:
Gods of Blood and Powder
Sins of Empire
Wrath of Empire
The Powder Mage trilogy
Promise of Blood (Winner of the Gemmell Morningstar Award)
The Crimson Campaign
The Autumn Republic
McClellan (The Autumn Republic) begins his Gods of Blood and Powder series with this tale set in Landfall, a city where mercenary troops and secret police may not be enough to prevent revolution. Michel Bravis is an operative in Landfall's secret police who has been assigned to find who is behind the seditious pamphlet titled Sins of Empire. Gen. Vlora Flint is a powder mage and the commander of the Riflejacks, a mercenary army summoned to Landfall to find Mama Palo, leader of the disaffected Palo minority. Benjamin Styke is the former colonel of the Mad Lancers and still a formidable killer; he's just been released from a work camp and is newly arrived in the city. Each of them runs up against the mysterious figure of Gregious Tampo, an individual who's both dapper and deadly. They must all brave the Palo stronghold of Greenfire Depths, where street thugs are common and legendary Dynize dragonmen lurk. Several characters first appeared in McClellan's Powder Mage trilogy but this work stands well on its own. The combination of fantasy and firearms compares favorably with Brandon Sanderson's work and the milieu recalls Thieves' World. This is a great start to what promises to be a terrific series.