Promise of Blood

No one really believes these whispers. Perhaps they should. Winner of the David Gemmell Morningstar Award, Promise of Blood is the explosive first novel in the most action-packed and acclaimed new fantasy series in years.

Author: Brian McClellan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405519940

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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'Just plain awesome' Brandon Sanderson **Winner of the David Gemmell Morningstar Award** It's a bloody business, overthrowing a king. Now, amid the chaos, a whispered rumour is spreading. A rumour about a broken promise, omens of death and the gods returning to walk the earth. No one really believes these whispers. Perhaps they should. Winner of the David Gemmell Morningstar Award, Promise of Blood is the explosive first novel in the most action-packed and acclaimed new fantasy series in years. 'Gunpowder and magic. An explosive combination' Peter Brett 'Brings a welcome breath of gunpowder-tinged air to epic fantasy' Anthony Ryan 'Tense action, memorable characters, rising stakes . . . Brian McClellan is the real thing' Brent Weeks The Powder Mage trilogy: Promise of Blood The Crimson Campaign The Autumn Republic The Gods of Blood and Powder series: Sins of Empire Wrath of Empire

The Powder Mage Trilogy

Check out the complete Powder Mage Trilogy in this omnibus edition, a series that Brandon Sanderson called "Just plain awesome!

Author: Brian McClellan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316456713

Category: Fiction

Page: 1792

View: 194

In a world where mages control gunpowder and bullets, a brilliant general must defend his country from both war and insurrection. Check out the complete Powder Mage Trilogy in this omnibus edition, a series that Brandon Sanderson called "Just plain awesome!" In Promise of Blood: Field Marshal Tamas' coup against his king sent corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brought bread to the starving. But it also provoked war with the Nine Nations, internal attacks by royalist fanatics. Stretched to his limit, Tamas is relying heavily on his few remaining powder mages, including the embittered Taniel, a brilliant marksman who also happens to be his estranged son, and Adamat, a retired police inspector whose loyalty is being tested by blackmail. In The Crimson Campaign: Drastically outnumbered and pursued by the enemy's best, Tamas must lead his men on a reckless march through northern Kez to safety, and back over the mountains so that he can defend his country from an angry god, Kresimir. In The Autumn Republic: Field Marshal Tamas returns to his beloved country to find that for the first time in history, the capital city of Adro lies in the hands of a foreign invader. His son is missing, his allies are indistinguishable from his foes, and reinforcements are several weeks away.

Promises of Blood

CJ nods, but she is no longer listening, thinking of other things, more immediate
realities than the promise of a sum of money she can barely imagine. I wonder
where she will go after this, what she will do. Wonder if she will go back to the ...

Author: David Thorne

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 178239592X

Category: Fiction

Page: 123

View: 480

Even the dead like to keep their secrets. When William Gove, a dying millionaire and patriarch of a vast estate in Essex, asks Daniel Connell to execute his will, Daniel has no idea what he's getting himself into. Rather than leave his fortune to his three children, Gove has chosen ten names at random from the phone book. When he dies, Daniel sets out to track down the recipients. But a chance remark by one of them - that perhaps this is God's way of compensating her for the disappearance of her daughter - gives him pause. When another recipient also mentions a missing person, Daniel begins to suspect that there may be something darker at work. What he discovers is both shocking and dangerous - it sets him on a lethal trajectory with a powerful family who believe themselves to be above the law, no matter how dark and twisted their secrets may be....

The Crimson Campaign

With Tamas and his powder mages presumed dead, only Taniel can lead the charge against the vengeful god and his invading army. Praise for the series: 'Gunpowder and magic.

Author: Brian McClellan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405519959

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 987

'Just plain awesome . . . Innovative magic, quick-paced plot, interesting world. I had a blast' Brandon Sanderson on Promise of Blood Field Marshal Tamas's invasion of Kez has ended in disaster. Stranded behind enemy lines and hounded by the enemy's finest, Tamas must lead his remaining men on a reckless retreat through northern Kez to safety. In Adro, Inspector Adamat wants only to rescue his wife. To do so, he must hunt down and confront the enigmatic Lord Vetus - but the truth he learns is far darker than he could have imagined. The god Kremsimir wants the head of Tamas's son, Taniel - the man who shot him in the eye. With Tamas and his powder mages presumed dead, only Taniel can lead the charge against the vengeful god and his invading army. Praise for the series: 'Gunpowder and magic. An explosive combination' Peter Brett 'Brings a welcome breath of gunpowder-tinged air to epic fantasy' Anthony Ryan 'Tense action, memorable characters, rising stakes . . . Brian McClellan is the real thing' Brent Weeks The Powder Mage trilogy: Promise of Blood The Crimson Campaign The Autumn Republic The Gods of Blood and Powder series: Sins of Empire Wrath of Empire

Blood of Empire

. . One of the best fantasy novels of recent years' Bookbag on Sins of Empire Brian McClellan's Sins of Empire began an epic tale of magic and revolution. The story continued in Wrath of Empire, as rebels, spies and sorcerers clashed.

Author: Brian McClellan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0356509346

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 832

'A fast-paced story, set in a brilliantly realised world . . . One of the best fantasy novels of recent years' Bookbag on Sins of Empire Brian McClellan's Sins of Empire began an epic tale of magic and revolution. The story continued in Wrath of Empire, as rebels, spies and sorcerers clashed. Now this thrilling adventure reaches an explosive conclusion in Blood of Empire, the final novel in the Gods of Blood and Powder series. Praise for Brian McClellan: 'Gunpowder and magic. An explosive combination' Peter Brett 'Tense action, memorable characters, rising stakes . . . Brian McClellan is the real thing' Brent Weeks 'Brings a welcome breath of gunpowder-tinged air to epic fantasy' Anthony Ryan 'Innovative magic, quick-paced plot, interesting world. I had a blast' Brandon Sanderson Books by Brian McClellan: Gods of Blood and Powder Sins of Empire Wrath of Empire Blood of Empire The Powder Mage trilogy Promise of Blood (Winner of the Gemmell Morningstar Award) The Crimson Campaign The Autumn Republic

Wrath of Empire

But what they find may not be what they're looking for. Magic and gunpowder collide in Wrath of Empire, the explosive second novel in the Gods of Blood and Powder series. Praise for Brian McClellan: 'Gunpowder and magic.

Author: Brian McClellan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 035650932X

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 340

'A fast paced story, set in a brilliantly realised world . . . One of the best fantasy novels of recent years' Bookbag on Sins of Empire The country is in turmoil. With the capital city occupied, half a million refugees are on the march, looking for safety on the frontier, accompanied by Lady Flint's soldiers. But escaping war is never easy, and soon the battle may find them, whether they are prepared or not. Back in the capital, Michel Bravis smuggles even more refugees out of the city. But internal forces are working against him. With enemies on all sides, Michael may be forced to find help with the very occupiers he's trying to undermine. Meanwhile, Ben Styke is building his own army. He and his mad lancers are gathering every able body they can find and searching for an ancient artifact that may have the power to turn the tides of war in their favor. But what they find may not be what they're looking for. Magic and gunpowder collide in Wrath of Empire, the explosive second novel in the Gods of Blood and Powder series. Praise for Brian McClellan: 'Gunpowder and magic. An explosive combination' Peter Brett 'Brings a welcome breath of gunpowder-tinged air to epic fantasy' Anthony Ryan 'Tense action, memorable characters, rising stakes . . . Brian McClellan is the real thing' Brent Weeks 'Innovative magic, quick-paced plot, interesting world. I had a blast' Brandon Sanderson Books by Brian McClellan: Gods of Blood and Powder Sins of Empire Wrath of Empire The Powder Mage trilogy Promise of Blood (Winner of the Gemmell Morningstar Award) The Crimson Campaign The Autumn Republic

Promise of the Wolves

... already when they ganged up on the smallpup. Their insults about my mother
only made me angrier now. How dare they? A voice in my head was so loud I
could not hear the sounds of the clearing. The stench of blood promise of the
wolves ...

Author: Dorothy Hearst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416570217

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 342

The first in The Wolf Chronicles trilogy, brilliantly weaving together original research, lovable characters and a dynamic, thoroughly engaging plot, Promise of the Wolves is a historical adventure story in the tradition of Clan of the Cave Bear and Watership Down. Set 14,000 years ago in what is now Southern Europe, Promise of the Wolves is told from the point of view of Kaala, a young wolf born of a forbidden, mixed-blood litter. An outcast after her mother is exiled, Kaala struggles to earn her place in her pack. But her world is turned upside down when she rescues a human girl from drowning. Kaala and her young packmates begin hunting and playing with humans—risking expulsion from their pack and banishment from their home in the Wide Valley. When war between humans and wolves threatens, Kaala learns that she is the last in a long line of wolves charged with keeping watch over humans in order to prevent them from losing touch with nature and thus destroying the world. But to do so she must solve the great paradox of wolfkind: though wolves must always be with humans, humans cannot abide the presence of wolves, and every time the two come together, war ensues. Kaala must choose between safety for herself, her friends, and their human companions and the survival of her pack—and perhaps all of wolf and humankind.


Forsworn

Erika ja Leora is a powder mage in northern Kez, a place where that particular sorcery is punishable by death.

Author: Brian McClellan

Publisher: Brian McClellan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 67

View: 642

Erika ja Leora is a powder mage in northern Kez, a place where that particular sorcery is punishable by death. She is only protected by her family name and her position as heir to a duchy. When she decides to help a young commoner—a powder mage marked for death, fugitive from the law—she puts her life and family reputation at risk and sets off to deliver her new ward to the safety of Adro while playing cat and mouse with the king's own mage hunters and their captain, Duke Nikslaus.

The Promise of Light

Melville's voice was toneless as he concentrated on drawing the blood. It was
quiet for a while. The others in the room had seen my blood and it extinguished
their voices. The faint tugging at my veins continued. I knew that by now, they
would ...

Author: Paul Watkins

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1466887664

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 822

In The Promise of Light by Paul Watkins, it is 1921, and young Ben Sheridan's Irish-American father mysteriously dies in their small Rhode Island town. Determined to learn the truth about his family's cloudy past, he sets sail for Ireland, and quickly becomes involved in a struggle between soldiers of the newly formed Irish Republican Army and the brutal British troops. Amidst the lush and rugged Irish countryside, and the horrible violence unfolding across it, Ben must search for the truth of his identity, and the ties of his family's blood.

Nietzsche and the Promise of Philosophy

The sentence in question reads as follows : “ In the new generation that , as it
were [ gleichsam ] , has inherited in its blood diverse standards and values ,
everything is unrest , disturbance , doubt , attempt . ” On the terms of this passage
there ...

Author: Wayne Klein

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791435496

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 764

This book questions the consensus about the meaning and importance of Nietzsche's philosophy that has developed in the United States and Britain during the last thirty years and reestablishes close reading as the ground of interpretation. Arguing that there is greater continuity in Nietzsche's thought than is usually recognized, Klein focuses particularly on the genesis and nature of Nietzsche's theory of language and rhetoric, exploring the relationship between his early theory of language, expressed in The Birth of Tragedy, and the canonical writings of the late 1880s. This book is united by the conviction that Nietzsche's understanding of language is an essential part of his thought, and that whatever their explicit themes, Nietzsche's texts constitute a sustained reflection on the nature of reading and writing, which forces the reader to put into question conventional views about how philosophical texts should be interpreted.

Can Congress Help Fulfill the Promise of Stem Cell Research

Over the past decade , two major events promise to revolutionize the practice of
medicine - unraveling the genetic code ... Today , there is only one proven use of
adult stem cells and that is in the context of blood and marrow transplantation to ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Embryonic stem cells

Page: 80

View: 423


Great and precious promises or some sermons concerning the promises and the right application thereof whereunto are added some other concerning the usefulness of faith As also three more concerning the faith of assurance The last impression carefully corrected and amended The preface signed Robert Trail John Stirling

Ia whac refpe & ts Christ may be said coba che Fountain and Original of the
Promises : And we conceive he may be said co be fo ; Firt , Because he
purchased che Promises unto us by his own preci . ous Blood . There is not a
Promise in all ...

Author: Andrew GRAY (Minister of the Gospel in Glasgow.)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 167

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The Promise of His Appearing

Their suffering will be vindicated, the blood of the martyrs will be poured out upon
the city, and the Avenger of blood will arise to take vengeance. In this context, 2
Peter 3: 1–2 also makes sense—given the passage of time, it is important for ...

Author: Peter J. Leithart

Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service

ISBN: 1591280265

Category: Religion

Page: 111

View: 599

The book of Second Peter has long troubled biblical scholars and interpreters, who have disputed both its authorship and its claims about the imminent return of Christ. In this study, Peter Leithart offers a preterist reading of the epistle, arguing that it describe first-century events rather than the end of history. At the same time, he maintains orthodoxy, avoiding hyper-preterism and affirming both the real future return of Christ and the epistle's authenticity. Leithart's accessible style and powerful arguments make this book a valuable addition to the discussion surrounding the Bible's apocalyptic prophecies.

The Promises of God

Paul tells us in Hebrews 9:22, "In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be
cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. ...
Purify your heart, claim today's promise, and go out and make this a great day.

Author: Clarence E. Warner

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 159781234X

Category: Religion

Page: 388

View: 457

Warner has written daily devotions based on promises from the Bible with illustrations from his varied life experiences. They give inspiration, pause for thought, peace, strength and a deeper relationship with God.

Promise of Morning The

Ellie swiped at the drop of blood with her apron and hurried to the back door in
time to see Daniel Griffith ride into the yard. And behind him, Matthew. She
dropped her mending on the porch floor and dashed down the steps. “You're safe
!” “Yes ...

Author: Ann Shorey

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 0800733339

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 606

A rugged tale of life, love and grief on the Illinois frontier in the 1840s finds Ellie Craig grieving after the loss of three infant children and her husband, Matthew, facing controversy in his church and competition from a new arrival in Beldon Grove. Original.

The Promise of a Gentleman

He poked and prodded much like Mrs. Dawes had done, but he noted the
amount of blood loss and considered the options. Although the baby had not yet
crowned, it would do so with another push or two. If he did a Caesarian section, ...

Author: Linda Rae Sande

Publisher: Twisted Teacup Publishing

ISBN: 0991507533

Category: Fiction

Page: 740

View: 676

When it comes to matchmaking, will the third time be the charm? Orphaned at seventeen, Emma Fitzsimmons lives at the London finishing school her late father, George, arranged for her to attend. With no prospects for marriage but having experience as a bookkeeper at her father's hat shop, Emma decides to pursue a position as an accomptant. But who will hire a woman in 1802 London? Her roommate's brother, Thomas Welllingham, inherited his father's import company and quickly expanded operations to include a way to transport goods across Great Britain. Convinced someone is embezzling from Wellingham Imports, he solicits advice from his banker, Sir William Burroughs. Charged with Emma's financial welfare, Sir William recommends Thomas hire her to audit his books. Thomas does so, arranging for her to work at his manor in Chiswick and be a companion to his sister Christiana. And he may have just the man for Emma. Todd Vandermeer, a wealthy broker with the East India Company, has decided to marry. His apparent low birth and excessive height make courting awkward, although once he meets Emma, he's sure she's the one for him. Emma's best friend Deborah, a midwife at a home for unwed mothers, may be a better choice, though. The tall, willowy woman has an unfortunate past that may prove too much to overcome, although not in a way she expects. Emma's new landlords, an older couple who are rather overt in their affection for one another, seem intent on introducing her to the wealthy Gregory Grandby. With a reputation as a rake, Gregory has already made his choice in a future wife, a young lady who is rather good at keeping secrets—especially him. With one couple having found love despite their class differences and three couples looking to find love, one banker is determined to see it all work out in his favor. Or will it be the butler who prevails in the epic Regency The Promise of a Gentleman?

The Promise of the New South

In that year, the black featherweight champion defeated a white opponent before
thousands of spectators; fans turned away but could still hear “the ugly half-
splashing sound” of “blood-soaked gloves.” Whites winced every time the black
man ...

Author: Edward L. Ayers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199886830

Category: History

Page: 592

View: 547

At a public picnic in the South in the 1890s, a young man paid five cents for his first chance to hear the revolutionary Edison talking machine. He eagerly listened as the soundman placed the needle down, only to find that through the tubes he held to his ears came the chilling sounds of a lynching. In this story, with its blend of new technology and old hatreds, genteel picnics and mob violence, Edward Ayers captures the history of the South in the years between Reconstruction and the turn of the century. Ranging from the Georgia coast to the Tennessee mountains, from the power brokers to tenant farmers, Ayers depicts a land of startling contrasts. Ayers takes us from remote Southern towns, revolutionized by the spread of the railroads, to the statehouses where Democratic Redeemers swept away the legacy of Reconstruction; from the small farmers, trapped into growing nothing but cotton, to the new industries of Birmingham; from abuse and intimacy in the family to tumultuous public meetings of the prohibitionists. He explores every aspect of society, politics, and the economy, detailing the importance of each in the emerging New South. Central to the entire story is the role of race relations, from alliances and friendships between blacks and whites to the spread of Jim Crows laws and disfranchisement. The teeming nineteenth-century South comes to life in these pages. When this book first appeared in 1992, it won a broad array of prizes and was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. The citation for the National Book Award declared Promise of the New South a vivid and masterfully detailed picture of the evolution of a new society. The Atlantic called it "one of the broadest and most original interpretations of southern history of the past twenty years.

The Promise of Provision

Books by Derek Prince Appointment in Jerusalem Blessing or Curse: You Can
Choose Bought with Blood Called to Conquer Declaring God 's Word Derek
Prince: A Biography (by Stephen Mansfield) The Destiny ofIsrael and the Church
Does ...

Author: Derek Prince

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441263284

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 775

Beloved Bible Teacher Reveals the Secret to Receiving God's Abundance In an age in which so many have so much, and most want more, what does the word abundance really mean? What does God have to say about it? And how can Chrisitians find and walk in it? Respected author and teacher Derek Prince, with his trademark methodical approach, brings his wisdom and insight to the topic of God's abundance. He explains what abundance consists of and how believers can break the curse of poverty and step into a life of freedom. Prince also lays out the biblical conditions necessary to receiving this supernatural provision, giving Christians a practical guide to walking in God's generous abundance and Kingdom blessings.

A Promise of Death

You had to have a taste for blood and human suflering to brutally attack another
human being, intending to inflict maximum damage. He knew Sugar Sam (He
had picked up the sugar part of his name because liked to sweet—talk women
while ...

Author: Charles Crandall

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 147725840X

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 770

The dark, sinister crime novel of a bygone era, portrayed so convincingly in the works of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, has made an impressive resurgence. This novel follows in the footsteps of these trailblazers, featuring a bulldog P.I. out to foil saboteurs in war-time Los Angeles. Based on an actual historic event involving major corporations, the story unravels the probable motivations of the bad guys. Here is all the magic that was Hollywood a few decades ago-- the blondes, the weasels, the innocents and the abusers. In the middle of a war, people squeezed a lot of good times into whatever time they had left. Nick Black, excop turned P.I., got sucked into the maelstrom and found himself playing hide-and-seek with the Grim Reaper.