Wrath of Empire by Brian McClellan

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26 thoughts on “Wrath of Empire by Brian McClellan

  1. My my my Lashaan! Selfless heroes, magic, quest ….character’s growth AND plot twist! You are really selling this one! OK putting it on my TBR! PS You inspired one of my GIF’s choices for today’s discussion post. Me think you are wearing me out with your love of comics! I even bought my first illustrated book (no words just drawings) as you are making me fall back in love with comics 😉 Just a step in the “right” direction LOL

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    1. Hahahaha! What can I say? It really is that awesome. I love everything about it and everything plays out like an epic fantasy movie too! I’d recommend checking out his Powder Mage trilogy first, even if it’s not required.

      Oh maaaaan, I am super happy to hear that! A step in the right direction all right! 😛 I believe that there’s A LOT to appreciate in the picture books/graphic novels. The medium is far more impressive than some people would believe. Hope you enjoy what you got, Sophie!!! 😀

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  2. Yeah! Glad you enjoyed this one so much. I’m looking forward to the third installment. To be honest, though, in this book I much more preferred Ben and his ragtag crew to Taniel and Vlora, so I’m very curious how it all will pan out it the end.

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  3. Great review! I truly enjoyed his first book in the Powder Mage trilogy, Promise of Blood, but unfortunately couldn’t get around to the subsequent parts.

    With the ‘Gods of Blood and Powers’ series getting such rave reviews, I was wondering if I can jump directly into Sins of Empire without completing the previous trilogy?

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    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad to hear that you’ve tried a book of his in the past! I’d personally recommend finishing that trilogy before checking this one out since you now “know” the characters. By jumping into Gods of Blood and Powder, you’ll recognize the recurring characters and sort of “spoiled” by what happened to them and all. Otherwise, I would have said that anyone can check out this series without worrying about not having picked up the first one.

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  4. It sounds incredibly long! Though that makes sense with three POV characters. I love that he positions the characters as introspective. I enjoy when a character thinks about what he’s doing and ponders the challenges they’ve faced. This sounds like it has a lot to love. I do really enjoy military scifi and this sounds like military fantasy! I love that its more than mindless battles too but there is a mental element too. I’m not sure where to start or if I even have a mind to but of anyone you really make me want to read Brian McClellan!! 😀

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    1. Yep. And they’re interconnected one way or another, and all relevant to the grand scheme of things! They indeed do a lot of self-reflection and evolve as they go, it’s just so beautifully done! Ahhh, I’d recommend it when it comes to military fiction. It’s not heavy (figuratively speaking) and gives you a wonderful multilevel story! I’d start with his Powder Mage trilogy if I were you but of course, huge books like these means that you’ll have to dedicate some time to it if you ever want to check it out! 😉

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