By: Brian McClellan
Location: FIC MCC
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Series: Power Mage Trilogy: One
George Martin, Scott Orson Card, Brent Weeks, and Brandon Sanderson fans... this new trilogy is for you. Then again with the "Age of the Kings" in its blurb, it sounds really Tolkien.
This book was stolen from my office before I had a chance to process it, then it got stolen again... it is hot and the Yr 12-13 boys are desperate for the second in the triolgy. When they beg, I know it is good!!
'The Age of Kings is dead. And I have killed it.'
Field Marshal Tamas's coup against his king sends corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brings bread to the starving. But it also provokes war in the Nine Nations, internal attacks by royalist fanatics and greedy scrambling for money and power by Tamas's supposed allies: the Church, workers' unions and mercenary forces.
Stretched to his limit, Tamas relies heavily on his few remaining powder mages, including the embittered Taniel, a brilliant marksman who also happens to be Tamas's estranged son, and Adamat, a retired police inspector whose loyalty will be tested to its limit.
Now, amid the chaos, a whispered rumour is spreading. A rumour about omens of death and destruction. Just old peasant legends about the gods returning to walk the earth. No modern educated man believes that sort of thing. . .
But perhaps they should.