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Promise of Blood: The Powder Mage Trilogy, Book 1 Audiobook – Unabridged

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  • Listening Length: 19 hours
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
  • Audible.co.uk Release Date: 16 April 2013
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CDGKQMQ

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Phew... Where to begin? First of all, as the book description states, fans of Brent Weeks' "The Night Angel Trilogy" and "The Lightbringer Series" will love this book. McClellan shares Weeks' ability to seamlessly run multiple complex plots in cohesion with one another and leave the reader intrigued and guessing. (In some cases more coherently than Weeks does, in my humble opinion, but admittedly this is only the first book, we'll see how well it all sticks together in the second and third books)

A unique variation on the theme of traditional magic makes the mechanics of this world fascinating. The book provides a solid foundation to the world without branching into long chunks of dialogue or exposition to keep the reader up to speed. Making a setting feel real and "lived in" from scratch is a difficult thing but this book achieves it effortlessly.The amount of description of characters and locations is deep enough to allow the reader to form an image in their own mind without burdening them with excess text to pour through. Some books go to extreme lengths in their descriptions and can bore the reader, sometimes less is more and this book does it well.

The characters are believable and relatable, they pull you into their lives and I never felt like I was simply reading characters in a book.
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I've spent the last 30 years reading sci-fi and fantasy, worked my way through the master works collection and read countless other works, after a time themes and similarities shine though and and seems like nothing's worth the time. This changes that, a really engaging take on the old genre new concepts and old blended together perfectly, thanks!
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I read a lot of reviews about this saga and one of the common themes in people's 'cons'list was that it didn't explain the magic involved, everything you possibly need to know IS explained. That said I'm not a huge magic fan, but the idea of elite soldiers with the power to control gun powder set in a early 1800s world is amazing.
The plot will have you gripped. You'll get excited every time another characters story comes around and disappointed when you're left dangling at the end of another's chapter.
I prefer a little more humour in my fantasy, but what it lacks in that the plot makes up for it.
Already decided I'm getting a powder keg tattoo .
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This book shows lots of promise. Some good new ideas e.g. the different types of magic. A bit vague in some places, for example Prime Lektor is hardly in the book for most of it, then takes a major role from nowhere. Not a lot seemed to happen in the middle part of the book, but a strong finish. I will continue with the series.
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Managed to finish the series in a little over a month of holiday and evening reading as I couldn't put them down. The powder mage aspect reminded me a bit of the fourth mistborn book, due to the ability to alter the path of bullets and if you're a fan of those books, then I think you'll enjoy this.
The action starts in the first chapter and carries on throughout the series with lots of battles, sorcery and fighting alongside detective work, spies, traitors etc.
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I'm a large fan of the setting and themes, and the book had me gripped from page one. I can recommend this book to fans of the genre.
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Don't normally write reviews but had to say one of the best I've read in a long time.great characters ,thoroughly enjoyed the story line.would recommend to everyone.bring on book 2.
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Delivers as promised ...page turner interesting to see if sequel lives up to a surprise or the same old plot..power, good & bad!
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