Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan
4 Stars , Reviews / October 29, 2013

  Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan is an ambitious fantasy on an undeniable epic scale. The cover of this book is a perfect representation. It captures Tamas looking tired, worn down on the throne, grasping his weapon, all on a dais covered with spilt blood and a discarded crown. The Age of Kings is dead . . . and I have killed it.   First off …. Have you heard a better line than that? I absolutely love it. It’s chilling and powerful . I said this book was ambitious, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t achieve what it was striving for. In a country on the verge of war, where the nobles lived an easy life of excess while the commoners were starving, Field Marshal Tamas organized a coup. A brutal, blood stained coup that no one could have ever imagined possible. In it’s wake, Tamas is now still facing war with the Kez, but is also dealing with an internal rebellion of Royalist that are looking for him to pay for his treason. And if that is not enough, there are of course complications from the church and from unions. Politically, this book is full of layers…