Promise of Blood
The Age of Kings is dead...
and I have killed it.


Brian McClellan

Publication date

1 April 2013





Followed by

The Crimson Campaign

Promise of Blood is the first book in the Powder Mage Trilogy by Brian McClellan. It was first published in 2013.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Field Marshal Tamas, commander of the Adran Army, has just committed a brutal coup against Adro's monarchy. When he kills every single member of the Royal Cabal, they all utter the same mysterious phrase: "You can't break Kresimir's Promise".

Adamat, a former police inspector who is now a private investigator, is asked by Tamas to help solve the mystery. Meanwhile, Tamas is busy with purging the country's nobility and struggling to maintain peace during the inevitable civil war.

Taniel, the Field Marshal's son and a talented powder mage, who is able to consume gunpowder to give himself supernatural powers, is given the task to hunt down an uncommonly powerful member of the Royal Cabal who managed to escape during the coup. Soon it becomes clear that overthrowing the monarchy was just the beginning.

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Characters[edit | edit source]

AdamatAjucareAstritBorbadorCharlemundCenkaEldaminseErikaFayeGannyGothenHeathloIpilleJakobJosepJuleneKa-PoelLajosManhouch XIIMihaliNatalijaNikslausNilaOlemOndraus the ReevePalagyiPrime LektorRicard TumblarRozaliaSabastenienSabonSaddieTamasTanielUskanVadalslavVloraWestevenLady Winceslav

Locations[edit | edit source]

AdopestAdopest UniversityAdroAdseaBanasher's HallBudwielDiamond HallDynize EmpireElections SquareFatrastaGates of WasalGurlaHouse of NoblesJileman UniversityKresim KurgaKing's GardenKirkamshireLighthouse of GostaunNafolkNine NationsNopeth UniversityNorportNoviOffendaleOktersehnPublic ArchivesQueen Floun AvenueSkyline PalaceSouth Pike Mountain

Other[edit | edit source]

AccordsThe Age of KresimirBleakeningdragoonsgaesHielmenKresimirKresimir's Broken PromiseKresimir's PromisemagicpitPredeiipowder magesWardensWings of Adom


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