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  • 592 pages
  • Blood of Empire
  • Brian McClellan
  • English
  • 11 July 2019

10 thoughts on “Blood of Empire

  1. Brian McClellan Brian McClellan says:

    I mean, I certainly liked it.


  2. Petrik Petrik says:

    ARC provided by the publisher Orbit in exchange for an honest review.3.5 5 stars Six years after the first publication of Promise of Blood, it s time to say goodbye to the Powder Mage universe Blood of Empire is the third and last book in the Gods of Blood and Powder trilogy McClellan has also said that this will be the final novel in the Powder Mage universe, and there s a chance there won t be any new full novel in this universe, at least not for years because McClellan has a new series Glass ARC provided by the publisher Orbit in exchange for an honest review.3.5 5 stars Six years after the first publication of Promise of Blood, it s time to say goodbye to the Powder Mage universe Blood of Empire is the third and last book in the Gods of Blood and Powder trilogy McClellan has also said that this will be the final novel in the Powder Mage universe, and there s a chance there won t be any new full novel in this universe, at least not for years because McClellan has a new series Glass Immortals coming in 2022 So overall, was this a satisfying conclusion to the saga I ll say yes I have a few issues with it that prevent me from giving it a full 5 stars rating, but overall I m satisfied There aren t many things that I can say regarding the details of the plotline without going into spoiler territory, and I don t want to do that, so I ll get into what worked for me and a few things that in my opinion would ve made this final bookawesomeStyke was willing to put up with all sorts of creeping things for the sake of an ambush He would not, however, allow a man to piss on himEvery time I talk to readers and fans of McClellan s work, the majority have agreed that McClellan is very well known for his fast paced and action packed oriented storyline Contrary to The Powder Mage trilogy, every installment in Gods of Blood and Powder adapts a slow burn story that escalates towards a big explosive conclusion Both Sins of Empire and Wrath of Empire uses the same method, and the situation is evenapparent in Blood of Empire where the big action sequences happened only at the final 15% of the novel McClellan has spent a lot of time building the setup towards reaching the final confrontation set piece In fact, out of all six novels in the Powder Mage universe, it felt like this is the one where action scenes happened the least It s different from the first trilogy but it s not a bad thing per se It may be slower relatively, but McClellan was still able to tell a compelling story without neglecting the high focus on characterizations, relationship developments, and politics Cultural differences, greed, faith, responsibilities, loyalty, love, and learning from mistakes were some of the patent themes used effectively to enrich the narrative in Blood of EmpireI m an officer A shitty one, most of the time But I ve always protected my men from the injustice of tyrants It s one of my few good qualities, and I ve reached the age that I m just not going to let that goThe main characters in this series, especially Ben Styke, Celine, and Michel Bravis, are some of the best characters McClellan has ever written in his career so far As I ve mentioned in my previous review, Ben Styke is up there with Taniel Two Shot and Ka poel for being my favorite characters in the saga It shouldn t come as a surprise that, once again, I enjoyed reading the character s development of these characters I loved reading the interaction between Styke and Celine and Ka poel I loved reading Michel s subterfuge and spycraft What surprised me, however, was how much I enjoyed reading Vlora s storyline here I ve never been a fan of Vlora, but I think in Blood of Empire McClellan successfully characterize and leads her towards a development that made me care for her Vlora is a flawed character and seeing her learning from her mistakes to do better while she struggles with the dilemmas of living up to her father was engrossing All of these characters have come a long way since their first entrance into the story, and I found the closure for each character s arcs to be incredibly satisfying I feel that Blood of Empire has given these characters an apt endingIt sthan something It s my promise A word is worth a lot, Vlora Don t forget it in your grief and angerAlthough I did mention that I m satisfied with the closure of each character s story, the climax sequences are also where Blood of Empire gets trickier to rate and review Seriously, the quality of the action sequences itself in the last 15% of the book showcases McClellan s fast paced actions at his best The way he ended his chapters with cliffhanger continuously will make you want to continue reading non stop I loved the sense of danger I felt in the relentless battle and unpredictability with no respite I mean, I finished reading the second halfthan three hundred pages long in a single day That should say enough how captivated I am by the second half of the novelBut your arrogant prick of a Great Ka still hasn t learned his lesson What lesson is that That I m Mad Ben StykeUnfortunately, despite how much I enjoyed reading Blood of Empire, I have to admit that several elements in it stopped me from giving it a full 5 stars rating The first reason being Ben Styke s storyline that pushes him to rely on brain and subterfuge One of the greatest things about this trilogy, for me, was Ben Styke s contrast in his brutality and his love towards Celine and the Mad Lancers Seeing him sitting in the sideline observing events from a bystander s perspective and relying on other characters was not exciting The strong and distinctive strengths of the series also felt underused in this concluding installment We ve heard about the power of the enchanted armor worn by the Mad Lancers for almost three books long now, the end of Wrath of Empire gave huge hints that led me to believe that we re going to see its usage in its full glory here, but that didn t happen the armor blocked a few bullets but that s it, nothing too special shown Unlike the previous books in the saga, we also don t get to see the Powder Mages unleashing their power here We do get to see the Privileged and bone eye in actions, but they re not as memorable as it was in the first trilogy or Sins of Empire Finally, the final confrontation with the villains emperor of Dynize and Ka Sedial ended up being super short and anti climactic, not to mention that it required a bit of Deus ex Machina element to resolve too It is very odd for me to say that this almost 700 pages long novel felt rushed, but the climax sequences, at least, felt that way to me.The execution of the climax sequences and the underused potential of the series did fell a bit short to me, but honestly speaking, I still had a great time reading the novel I was captivated by my investment for the characters, and I wanted their story to end in the most fitting fashion McClellan has achieved this, and I m satisfied with the conclusion of the series McClellan has been writing stories in this world for six years now I m sure the things he learned from writing Powder Mage and Gods of Blood and Powder will be put to good use for his future writing endeavors the premise of the new series sounds awesome already, and I m looking forward to reading it Overall, Blood of Empire is a great final installment that satisfyingly closed the main stories in Powder Mage universe Thanks for the stories, McClellan, it certainly has been a blast Series Review Sins of Empire 5 5 stars Wrath of Empire 4 5 stars Blood of Empire 3.5 5 stars Gods of Blood and Powder 12.5 15 stars You can order the book fromUKUS Book Depository Free shipping The quotes in this review were taken from an ARC and are subject to change upon publication. You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions


  3. Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller says:

    Mini Review 4.5 5 stars You know those fantasy authors who are so good, you can relax into their writing and just enjoy That s McClellan I ve been a book reviewer for almost a decade, and it s difficult sometimes to turn off my critical eye But every once in a while, a series comes along where I can just sit back and appreciate the journey without all the constant evaluation These are the kinds of stories that give me fire as a reviewer the ones that end up on my favorites lists to be r Mini Review 4.5 5 stars You know those fantasy authors who are so good, you can relax into their writing and just enjoy That s McClellan I ve been a book reviewer for almost a decade, and it s difficult sometimes to turn off my critical eye But every once in a while, a series comes along where I can just sit back and appreciate the journey without all the constant evaluation These are the kinds of stories that give me fire as a reviewer the ones that end up on my favorites lists to be recommended for years There wasn t a single thing I didn t love about this continuation trilogy The quality of every element was so on point, but by far my favorite component was the characters and the amazing relationships cultivated between them I go into much greater detail in other reviews for this series, so I ll save you the repetition, but suffice to say it s superb Evaluating all the books I ve read from him so far, I think Promise of Blood is still my favorite, but only because it was the funniest The ending of Blood of Empire was great, and I hope it s not the last we see from this world He has a new unrelated series starting next year, and I plan to be first in line for it Via The Obsessive Bookseller at www.NikiHawkes.com Other books you might like


  4. Jody Jody says:

    One of the greatest dangers a soldier could face was the feeling of his own invincibilityBlood of Empire is Brian McClellan s third and final novel in the Gods of Blood and Powder trilogy Let me begin by saying I really enjoyed the characters in this series The three main POV s Vlora Flint, Mad Ben Styke, and Michel Brevis were some of the best written characters I have come across in some time Ben Styke was the highlight of these books for me His personality, commanding pageOne of the greatest dangers a soldier could face was the feeling of his own invincibilityBlood of Empire is Brian McClellan s third and final novel in the Gods of Blood and Powder trilogy Let me begin by saying I really enjoyed the characters in this series The three main POV s Vlora Flint, Mad Ben Styke, and Michel Brevis were some of the best written characters I have come across in some time Ben Styke was the highlight of these books for me His personality, commanding page presence, and history won me over from the beginning Even side characters like Ichtracia, Ka poel, and Bo were given enough page time for me to develop a good grasp of their personalities Brian McClellan is a master at characterization and it clearly shows in the characters he developed for this series.Unfortunately, the story itself fell a bit flat for me With this being the final book in the trilogy, I was expecting a lot of action, magical battles, suspense, and maybe a twist or two OK Maybe there was a little suspense, but nowhere near what I anticipated The story just felt rushed to me, especially the ending When I was 100 pages from being finished, I thought to myself There is no way this can all be wrapped up in 100pages Yep It sure enough was I loved the first book in this series The second book had a little fall off, but it was still easily a 4 star read I gave all 3 books in The Powder Mage trilogy 5 stars So what the hell happened here So, we have amazing characters, but a story that didn t manage to pull off the great ending I was hoping for It happens It won t dissuade me from reading any of Brian s future books We won t always like everything an author publishes, but that doesn t mean I am any less of a fan I still urge fantasy fans to go out and give this series a try The first book is phenomenal, and the second book is very good as well Hopefully, you will enjoy this onethan I did Actual Rating 3 stars


  5. Audrey Audrey says:

    Blood of empire isn t only the end of the god of blood and powder trilogy but it puts an end of an era It s supposed to be the last book related to the powdermages world and I have to saythan anything it s really hard to say farewell to my beloved saga.With the second trilogy we can t help to notice than Brian McClellan had increase for the better his writing and managed to improve with this second round.Vlora Flint , for better or for worse, I found it was a good idea to bring back a cha Blood of empire isn t only the end of the god of blood and powder trilogy but it puts an end of an era It s supposed to be the last book related to the powdermages world and I have to saythan anything it s really hard to say farewell to my beloved saga.With the second trilogy we can t help to notice than Brian McClellan had increase for the better his writing and managed to improve with this second round.Vlora Flint , for better or for worse, I found it was a good idea to bring back a character we knew from the first trilogy and mostly someone directly connected to the field Marshall Tamas I know that she s not a popular character but I found that she s grew up in this trilogy despite all her mistakes At the end I can say she s truly the daughter of Tamas.Mad Ben Styke, he was quite a new character.First introduced in the ghost of Tristan Basin and the mad lancers , we learnedabout him I can tell that Mad Ben is a complex character but sometimes he revealedsane than anyone Ben Styke was an adult who learned to grow up in a violence world and in fact became what circumstances asked for him during the Fastrata revolution When the revolution was over they got rid of him like an unwanted toy Ben learned from his mistakes and because too of a clever little girl that violence doesn t resolve everything.Michel Bravis was the brand new addiction to the powdermages saga and it doesn t took me long to grow fond of him Beyond the spy we learned to know a person who will stoop to anything to save his city his people I can safely say that without him the fight would had been lost since the beginning.Finally I must say it was good to see again some characters from the first trilogy even in the background My only issue in this book was the slow pace of the story of Ben but overall I really liked this book and this trilogy of course


  6. Terence Terence says:

    Ka Sedial and the Dynize Empire are on the cusp of creating a new god Vlora, Ben Styke, Michel Bravis, and many others go to extremes to prevent that from happening Blood of Empire was largely what I expected from the conclusion of the Gods of Blood and Power series Lots of intrigue and battles I was hoping to see if Brian McClellan had somethingor truly unexpected in store for this book, but he unfortunately didn t Blood of Empire is the first book in the Powder Mage universe that I Ka Sedial and the Dynize Empire are on the cusp of creating a new god Vlora, Ben Styke, Michel Bravis, and many others go to extremes to prevent that from happening Blood of Empire was largely what I expected from the conclusion of the Gods of Blood and Power series Lots of intrigue and battles I was hoping to see if Brian McClellan had somethingor truly unexpected in store for this book, but he unfortunately didn t Blood of Empire is the first book in the Powder Mage universe that I got from the library rather than buying since Promise of Blood and I did end up buying Promise of Blood later on My challenge with this series compared to the novellas and the Powder Mage trilogy is I haven t found someone to truly route for I ve somewhat enjoyed Ben Styke, but he doesn t fill my desire for a lead character I mindifferent to Vlora and Michel although I have to admit, they really came alive for me in this final installment Ben, Vlora, and Michel all face significant personal trials in this book They grow from them in a truly organic sense becominghuman by the page This was a huge shift for me when it came to Vlora and Michel because they were largely forgettable in the prior two books.In a lot of ways the entire Gods of Blood and Power series felt like a sequel to the Powder Mage trilogy Unfortunately not in a good way A lot of the aspects felt copied from the original series despite being in a new location and having some different abilities I did enjoy it, but just not as much as the first series.As far as Blood of Empire specifically goes, it s pretty even with it s predecessors in this series It s a good book, but not one I imagine finding myself desiring to revisit On top of lacking a truly compelling lead, the book lacks a compelling villain The story describes Ka Sedial being incredibly evil, but he s seen so rarely that he sof a looming danger than an active villain.Blood of Empire was a solid conclusion to the Gods of Blood and Power trilogy.3.5 out of 5 stars


  7. Maja Ingrid Maja Ingrid says:

    Should maybe have reread Sins ans Wrath because I thought I rememberedthan I actually did, and spent some time being confused while reading this one But the books are bit long and I was also too impatient for rereads.Apart from that, I didn t enjoy this one as much as I did McClellans previous works Not sure if I liked the ending It felt rushed and I don t know how I feel about certain outcomes from it Would still recommend this series, and of course the Powder Mage trilogy Since it w Should maybe have reread Sins ans Wrath because I thought I rememberedthan I actually did, and spent some time being confused while reading this one But the books are bit long and I was also too impatient for rereads.Apart from that, I didn t enjoy this one as much as I did McClellans previous works Not sure if I liked the ending It felt rushed and I don t know how I feel about certain outcomes from it Would still recommend this series, and of course the Powder Mage trilogy Since it was a couple of years since I read Powder mage, and was able to binge that one, whereas with this trilogy I had to read it as it was released, I can t say which of the trilogies are the strongest But Powder mage felt stronger from beginning to end Taniel also has his own PoV in Powder mage This trilogy could have used a litteTaniel and Ka poel nope not salty at all they was mostly in the background It was a blessing though we got Ka poel through Ben s chapters in this book Okay so as you might be able to tell, Taniel and Ka poel were my favourite character from the previous trilogy, and I had quite some grievance that they were background characters in this trilogy I did, however, like the characters in this trilogy While I never hated Vlora in Powder mage, which seems to be the popular opinion, I never quite liked her either I was indifferent towards her So I had no issues getting into her chapters in Sins And while I did take a liking to Ben and his relationship with Celine which was the purest thing ever my heart went out to Michel Bravis My little spymaster, who just happened to be introduced in Sins as drinking at fuck this hour in the morning, and the words Mornings, summer, and people being late A perfect trifecta to put him in a foul mood A girl relates Looking forward for future books from McClellan


  8. Silvana Silvana says:

    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 sold 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 soldier and a spy Both were sympathetic characters as well, but I gotta admit that I care about Vlora the most It was a roller coaster journey since book 1, Sins of Empire I was amazed with the tight plotting, the world building and so on In fact, I think I gave the first two books five stars, with the hope that the last book continued that trend.It did not I think the ending could be better,epic, withstakes It felt a bit rushed Morever, I think some characters lucky it s not Vlora are underutilized or confined by plot prison Ben Styke spent most of his time watching other people actually doing stuff, for instance And where s all the magic We did get some cool Privileged stuff but the others, like the magical armor of the renowned Mad Lancers Where was it The Powder Mage magic which is the best part of this universe was also very unnoticeable, it s almost MIA.Having said those, the book still kept me awake for three nights in a row because it was entertaining Gods of Blood and Powder is therefore still one of the best fantasy trilogies I ever read and I am sad I have to say good bye to the fantastic world of powder mages, Privileges, bone eyes, dragon men, and the great and most illustrious Adran army


  9. Andy Andy says:

    The final part of the trilogy been looking forward to getting to this one for a while.We re quickly around the POV s in the first few chapters acquainting this reader with the main characters the thread of the story recapped as we pick up from where the last book ended which is as well for it s been nearly a year since I read the prior in the trilogy I would have struggled to recollect it all.All are alive well OR at least recovering from their battles as we follow the paths of Taniel The final part of the trilogy been looking forward to getting to this one for a while.We re quickly around the POV s in the first few chapters acquainting this reader with the main characters the thread of the story recapped as we pick up from where the last book ended which is as well for it s been nearly a year since I read the prior in the trilogy I would have struggled to recollect it all.All are alive well OR at least recovering from their battles as we follow the paths of Taniel Michael Ichtracia, General Vlora Borbador Colonel Styke Ka Poel which we all know will join together for the big finale as this is the last in the trilogy IT IS Epic fantasy after all I enjoy all his characterisations which is why he s one of my favourite fantasy writers, not for one POV do I go OH NO it s xxxx this time even General Vlora has grown on me over the trilogy.We learnabout the Dynize their culture along with the Palo in this chapter which does make it a longer read goes deeper into the political but it fitted perfectly for me If you enjoy Battles the occasional , magic, political skulduggery, tales of revenge or high adventure then this is a trilogy for you.Clear 5 for me will likely be one of the favs of the year for sure if not THE favourite


  10. Wick Welker Wick Welker says:

    A perfectly paced and fun conclusion to the Gods of Blood and Powder trilogy.McClellan can really do no wrong I have read both of his flintlock fantasy series and this guy really knows how to spin a story His greatest strength is pacing There is something that comes so effortless about reading his books, evenso with his polished second series The world building is really excellent The nations, their history and lore, along their differing cultures really flesh out this fantasy world A perfectly paced and fun conclusion to the Gods of Blood and Powder trilogy.McClellan can really do no wrong I have read both of his flintlock fantasy series and this guy really knows how to spin a story His greatest strength is pacing There is something that comes so effortless about reading his books, evenso with his polished second series The world building is really excellent The nations, their history and lore, along their differing cultures really flesh out this fantasy world It s very easy to imagine your on the streets of Landfall or back in Adopest There is harmony and consistency within this world and it makes for a seamless read from one book to the next.The characters are all really fun Vlora, Ben Style, Michel, Kai Poel, Taniel they are all great characters with excellent POVs As you jump from one character to the next, going through the pages is like butter You barely notice you re reading a thick book How the characters interact with one another and how it weaves together with the overall plot is very well done McClellan has his books down to a science There are two minor issues Yes the characters are really fun and compelling but they don t really develop Of course there is some minor stuff Styke grows up a little, Vlora is a little less intense , but there wasn t a lot of drama with how they develop over the three books or even six books for some of these characters Someone like Taniel should ve developed a lotIt s a missed opportunity The other issue is that I m afraid McClellan has figured out how to write his books a little too well His works are becoming a little too formulaic like a comic book McClellan has done an excellent job with his two flintlock series They are very fun and the pacing is perfect If you re a fan of Brandon Sanderson, you re almost guaranteed to like anything McClellan does I have one word of advice for Brian McClellan move on Go develop a whole new world and a even a new way of telling your stories His books might start to get a little tired if he continues this pattern.Overall this is a 5 star series I rated this 4 stars because it just didn t quite get me to LOVE it But I do love both of his series


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Blood of Empire❰Download❯ ➵ Blood of Empire Author Brian McClellan – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk 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 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 McClellanThe Dynize have unlocked the Landfall Godstone, Blood of PDF \ and Michel Bravis is tasked with returning to Greenfire Depths to do whatever he can to prevent them from using its power from sewing dissension among the enemy ranks to rallying the Palo populationBen Styke s invasion of Dynize is curtailed when a storm scatters his fleet Coming ashore with just twenty lancers, he is forced to rely on brains rather than brawn gaining new allies in a strange land on the cusp of its own internal violenceBereft of her sorcery and physically and emotionally broken, Lady Vlora Flint now marches on Landfall at the head of an Adran army seeking vengeance against those who have conspired against her While allied politicians seek to undo her from within, she faces insurmountable odds and Dynize s greatest general.


About the Author: Brian McClellan

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 writerBrian now lives on the side of a mountain in Utah with his wife, Michele, where Blood of PDF \ he writes books and nurses a crippling video game addictionBrian 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.