Hey everyone! Today my new Powder Mage short story, "Hope's End," is available on ebook for $0.99. "Hope's End" occurs almost twenty years before the events in Promise of Blood. Like "The Girl of Hrusch Avenue," this story was written so that you would not have to have read Promise of Blood in order to enjoy it. I hope it satisfies your taste for the Powder Mage universe until the release of The Crimson Campaign!
"Captain Verundish has two problems. On campaign with the Adran army and far from her homeland, she is helpless when the young daughter she left at home is threatened. To make matters worse, General Tamas has put her lover in command of a Hope's End—the first charge through a breach straight into the teeth of enemy cannon and sorcery. To save the people she loves, Verundish will have to come up with a deadly solution..."
To celebrate this release I'm going to hold an international giveaway. For those in the states, I will give away one signed hardcover of Promise of Blood. For those outside the states, I will give away twenty signed bookplates.
To Enter Either Giveaway:
Email me at brian (at) brianmcclellan (dot) com with the subject GIVEAWAY. Be sure to include your name and address, and you will be entered in the drawing for either a hardcover or a signed bookplate. The Giveaway ends at the end of the day on October 1sts.