"Just plain awesome" -- Brandon Sanderson
Tamas, Taniel, and Adamat have been betrayed and Adro now lies in the hands of a foreign invader. But it remains the duty of the powder mages to defend their homeland unto death in the explosive conclusion the Brian McClellan's Powder Mage trilogy.
The capital has fallen. . .
Field Marshal Tamas returns to his beloved country to find that for the first time in history, the capital city of Adro lies in the hands of a foreign invader. His son is missing, his allies are indistinguishable from his foes, and reinforcements are several weeks away.
An army divided. . .
With the Kez still bearing down upon them and without clear leadership, the Adran army has turned against itself. Inspector Adamat is drawn into the very heart of this new mutiny with promises of finding his kidnapped son.
All hope rests with one. . .
And Taniel Two-shot, hunted by men he once thought his friends, must safeguard the only chance Adro has of getting through this war without being destroyed. . .
The Autumn Republic is the epic conclusion that began with Promise of Blood and The Crimson Campaign.
Struggling with enemy kings and gods, the new Republic of Adro fights its hardest battles against its own people in this sharp and moving conclusion to McClellan's French Revolution inspired fantasy. Field Marshal Tamas, returning from behind enemy lines with new allies (acquired in 2013's The Crimson Campaign), rushes to reunite his divided army, which was split by treason and is still facing the overwhelming forces of an invading monarch. He finds himself again surrounded when a foreign nobleman occupies the capital, Adopest, to run for the new post of First Minister. Magic clashes with divinity as Tamas's son, Taniel Two-shot, and Taniel's shaman companion struggle to keep a vengeful god under restraint. And Nila, a former laundress, faces the results of using her new power to slay invading soldiers. McClellan is unafraid to show tragic consequences and he wisely resists tying up his plot into a too-neat conclusion, allowing some character deaths and glimpses of the unending work of nation-building. While not as epic as some series, McClellan's work will please fantasy readers with a historical bent and a taste for the bittersweet.
Bold, gutsy and gritty
Gutsy, driven self-made characters that is a great read. A refreshing twist to fantasy. Powder mages rock!