[Reading] ➽ Blood of Empire ➳ Brian McClellan – Fastfood-point-of-sale-2018.info

Blood of Empire 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, 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 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 I mean, I certainly liked it. 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 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

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