Review: The Autumn Republic by Brian McClellan
4 Stars , Reviews / February 21, 2015

The Autumn Republic brings an exciting and tense, yet satisfying conclusion to the Powder Mage Trilogy. It is wrought with subterfuge and political juxtaposition. There are bloody battles both mundane and magical, that bring fear and tension and excitement to the reader. There are unexpected and surprising twists. And underneath it all,there are the relationships and characters that help bring the story to life. This book is not just action and intrigue, there are also touching moments between the people we have spent 3 books with, characters we have grown to love. I do enjoy getting the different perspectives in this book and series, as there is so much going on politically I don’t think there’s any other way to truly understand the scope of the story. In the first two books I had a clear preference for Taniel’s sections. While I am still quite eager to read them, there is one character that has finally challenged him a bit for my “favorite”. Nila, the laundress turned mysterious Privileged, the one who can draw from the Else without the use of gloves. Despite not having the luxury of formal training sessions, she does start to learn to harness and use her powers and we start to get a glimpse of just…