Blood of Empire by Brian McClellan

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  • Looking forward to reading this one in the new year! I wanted to get to it this month, but too many books too little time 🙂 I’m glad to hear it was a strong ending though, I have a feeling I’ll love it too!

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  • With 6 books, and short stories, under his belt, McClellan has shown he has the staying power. I wonder if he’ll stay in this world or go off on something completely different for his future books?

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    • Indeed. I want to make an exception with him and pick up the ebooks but I struggle with the idea of owning something digital while I have the rest as physical copies hahaha

      I actually would love to see him extend this world even more, sort like Abercrombie has been doing since the beginning. Then again, I’m also curious to see what else he could write, just to see if he can do it. 😀

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  • Wonderful review! I’m on the last 40 pages of this one myself and I’m both enjoying it immensely and feeling sad for the realization that I will have to say goodbye to these amazing characters. With Blood of Empire I ended up liking Michel Bravis very much, while before I felt just a lukewarm interest for him, and my love for Mad Ben Styke reached new depths – he’s one of the best, indeed… 🙂

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    • Thank you so much, Maddalena! I hope the final 40 pages didn’t disappoint you. 😉 I too am sad that it has all come to and end but I love how all three characters grew on me. I think Vlora had the least impact on me personally… Somehow the direction it went with her character wasn’t as exciting as it could’ve been. But the giant and the spy were awesome! 😀

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      • Vlora has always been one of my favorite characters, even in the first trilogy where she barely appeared, but I must say that everyone grew exponentially here and I cared for every single one of these characters: there were moments where I was worried for their safety, which shows that McClellan did an extraordinary job in fleshing them out and breathing life on them. My only hope is that there are some threads in the last chapter that might – just might – offer material for more of this story. Keeping my fingers crossed…😊

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  • Lashaan I recall your reviews of the other books were you really were showing your admiration for his work! Too bad that he has been “forced” into tying up loose ends and the innovation paid the price because I suspect that would have been a 5 stars for you!

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    • He’s definitely an author that any adult fantasy reader should check out. It’s such an awesome world! And yes, it could’ve been a 5 stars read if only it could’ve been more twistier! It was still a fantastic book though! 😀

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  • I really need to give Brian McClellan a try one of these days. I think I have the Powder Mage trilogy in ebook format. I’m guessing that’s the best place to start?

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    • Absolutely. To fully enjoy this world, I’d recommend starting with the Powder Mage trilogy. However, if you already have the Gods of Blood and Powder trilogy, and don’t have the Powder Mage trilogy, then it wouldn’t hurt to start here as well, the references to the first trilogy will just fly over your head hahah

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  • Only 4 stars? 😉 Lashaan, what a crushing review!
    But seriously, I’m glad it’s a solid conclusion to the series. It’s still ahead of me, in the plans for 2020, so I’m happy I can look forward to reading it 🙂

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  • Sounds like a bit of a forgone conclusion. Too bad he couldn’t squeeze in some more twists. I do love getting to see the end for my favorite characters though. And it sounds like there could be more adventures?! I do love the trinity character setup in stories. Even if you don’t love all three the contrast can still work well.

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