Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

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I have this book in a cart on amazon for next order. I have 4 books to read right now that I need to get done first
 

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I just finished this in one sitting and have to give this book the thumbs up. It is different, what with gunpowder mixed with sorcery and social change. Although I would say that the revolution and the idea of a new society were the weakest parts of an otherwise excellent read. I really enjoyed the characters and found myself routing for Tamas, Adamat and Taniel from the get go. Again I would question the logic behind such a brilliant general like Tamas ending up in some of the binds he finds himself in, but it is a minor quibble. Book of the Year for me so far.
 

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Anyone tried The Autumn Republic yet? I really enjoyed Promise of Blood, but I've actually waited until the series was finished before plunging in. A satisfying ending?
 

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Brian, I have it on my shelf but haven't cracked it yet. I did enjoy Promise of Blood, but I think I need to re-read a synopsis, because I forgot more of the plot than I remember.
 

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I am half way through The Crimson Campaign and enjoying it immensely. Taniel and Adamat are good main characters and the world is well realised.
 

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Well, I did read and enjoy the hardback of Promise of Blood - reviewed it here back in 2013: Review: Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

I got the other two books in the trilogy as ebooks a while back, but I don't really remember too well the events. However, the ebook of Promise of Blood is only £1.99 at Amazon, so I've bought it and figure I'll re-read that, then move on to The Autumn Republic and The Crimson Campaign. :)
 

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I read Promise of Blood when it came out in hardback and I enjoyed it immensely, but have yet to get around to the sequels.
 

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I completed the trilogy and whist I found them enjoyable the first book was the best in the series.
 

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I've read some of McClellan's standalone novellas and enjoyed those, too - I recall one was about Tanriel in the Fatrastrian war, and how he met Ko-Poel. It was made all the more interesting because the setting was like a bayoux swamp, which was different.
 

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I've just started Sins of Empire, the first book in the follow up series, and am really enjoying, building on what went before and taking things in a different direction. I'm enjoying as much as the first series (if not a little more) and think the selection of characters is magnificent, both old and new.
 
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