The Crimson Campaign

The Crimson Campaign

by Brian McClellan
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The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan

GUNPOWDER AND BULLETS WILL DETERMINE THE VICTOR.

When invasion looms...
Tamas's invasion of Kez ends in disaster when a Kez counter-offensive leaves him cut off behind enemy lines with only a fraction of his army, no supplies, and no hope of reinforcements. Drastically outnumbered and pursued by the enemy's best, he 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.

But the threats are closer to home...
In Adro, Inspector Adamat wants only to rescue his wife. To do so he must track down and confront the evil Lord Vetas. He has questions for Vetas concerning his enigmatic master, but the answers will lead Adamat on a darker journey.

Who will lead the charge?
Tamas's generals bicker among themselves, the brigades lose ground every day beneath the Kez onslaught, and Kresimir wants the head of the man who shot him in the eye. With Tamas and his powder cabal presumed dead, Taniel Two-shot finds himself as the last line of defense against Kresimir's advancing army.

THE CRIMSON CAMPAIGN continues the most acclaimed and action-packed new epic fantasy series in years, following on from Promise of Blood - an adrenaline-fuelled debut of flintlock mages, civil war, and cold-blooded murder in a world where gods walk the earth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316219082
Publisher: Orbit
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Series: Powder Mage Trilogy Series , #2
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Brian McClellan is an American epic fantasy author from Cleveland, Ohio. He is known for his acclaimed Powder Mage Universe and essays on the life and business of being a writer.

Brian now lives on the side of a mountain in Utah with his wife, Michele, where he writes books and nurses a crippling video game addiction.

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The Crimson Campaign 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book continues the wonderful writing and fantastic story from the first book. The characters are well defined and realistic. The story will capture your attention and hold you enthralled.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great sequel, cant wait to read the third
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I love this book! I read all sorts of fantasy , my favorites are Joe Abercrombie, David Gemmell, Raymond Feist, Steven Erickson just to name a few. These books keep you interested and wanting to keep reading, they are not predictable. I hate when a book is badly written or is predictable, I will stop reading and move on. This is good reading , it gets better and better as you read. The plot is forever twisting and keeps you thinking. I recommend this series to the fans of fantasy who like the authors that I mentioned before.
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I had to struggle to read this book. The changes in topic and venue is confusing, too many chapters of our self pitying hero, and too many moments of character stupidity. The relationships between Taniel & Kapoel and Tamas & Gavril are the saving grace of this novel.
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Brian McClellan's second book is a great follow-up to his highly-praised debut. The incredible pacing of Promise of Blood continued, the story picking up by dropping us into the middle of the action. I was never overwhelmed, though, by constant action or unexplained events. I was always confident that I knew enough of what was happening to keep up with the story, but not enough to make it boring. There were still surprises along the way to keep me on my toes. The plot arcs in The Crimson Campaign felt as unique and original as the setting, adding complexity and depth to an already really cool world. The world we learned about in Promise of Blood expands. The political landscape changes and continues to grow in complexity. Politicians plot and scheme to try and control any bit of power they can. The military campaign is unpredictable and exciting. The fallout of some of the actions in the previous book play out without relying on worn-out tropes. It's fresh and exciting the whole way through. One of the biggest things that I noticed was that minor characters were given so much more impact on the world around them. We stick to the same POV's as Promise of Blood, but it felt like there were so many added "main characters," since the ones who we just got to know on the fringes of the story last time really came into their own here. Nothing felt forced - instead, it felt like some of their motives and actions were revealed as the regular POV characters interacted with them more. We are just given a larger and longer glimpse into these secondary characters and get to see what they're up to.  I really liked seeing some more development in the main POV characters, too. We get to see some of their past fleshed out, we get to see them struggle with different vices, and we get to see how the changing world around them impacts their lives. It's a real treat to get such well-written characters. Brian McClellan has a lot of work to do to conclude the trilogy, but if his third book is anything like his first two, I'll be very satisfied! I'm extremely excited for The Autumn Republic . February 10th can't come soon enough!