Waiting on Wednesday 09/14/16

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that lets us feature upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!

Mogsy’s Pick

Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan (March 7, 2017 by Orbit)

I’ve been excited ever since I heard Brian McClellan was going to be starting another new fantasy set in the same world as his Powder Mage trilogy. I really enjoyed that series, and I heard that Sins of Empire will take place approximately a decade after The Autumn Republic. Even though this will be the start of a new story, the author has hinted at links between Gods of Blood and Powder and the first trilogy, and from the looks of things we know at least Vlora will be back!

sins-of-empire“The young nation of Fatrasta is a turbulent place – a frontier destination for criminals, fortune-hunters, brave settlers, and sorcerers seeking relics of the past. Only the iron will of the lady chancellor and her secret police holds the capital city of Landfall together against the unrest of a suppressed population and the machinations of powerful empires.

The insurrection that threatens Landfall must be purged with wile and force, a task which falls on the shoulders of a spy named Michel Bravis, convicted war hero Ben Styke, and Lady Vlora Flint, a mercenary general with a past as turbulent as Landfall’s present.

As loyalties are tested, revealed, and destroyed, a grim specter as old as time has been unearthed in this wild land, and the people of Landfall will soon discover that rebellion is the least of their worries.”


14 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 09/14/16

    • I think you can jump into this right away, since it does take place some time after the Powder Mage trilogy. But I’m one for reading stuff in publication order too, so I know where you’re coming from!


  1. Maybe this would be a good time to start reading McClellan, since it’s the start of a new series. I just love it when authors cross over characters in their seies:-)


  2. Oh no, does this mean that I need to read all of McClellan’s books in publication order? I was hoping to jump into this series as soon as it comes out so I can finally join the McClellan fan club, but looks like I may need to pick up the first Powder Mage book first.


    • Yikes, I don’t think so, hopefully this is one new readers can just jump right in! Don’t quote me on that just yet though, I’ll probably have to look into it, but I did hear it takes place at least 10 years after the Powder Mage books, so that immediately makes me think it can be a new starting point. Of course, whether or not that means it could contain spoilers for the previous trilogy, I don’t know. :S


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