Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The weekly event is meant to showcase eagerly anticipated upcoming releases…and to spread the word! This week I’m excited about:

Crimson CampaignTitle: The Crimson Campaign (The Powder Mage War #2)


Author: Brian McClellan

Publisher: Orbit

Anticipated Publication Date: May 6th, 2014

The following plot synopsis contains spoilers for the first book in the series.

“The hounds at our heels will soon know we are lions.”

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.

In Adro, Inspector Adamat only wants 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 might come too quickly.

With Tamas and his powder cabal presumed dead, Taniel Two-shot finds himself alongside the god-chef Mihali as the last line of defence against Kresimir’s advancing army. 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.

Brian McClellan burst onto the Fantasy/SFF scene last year with the publication of his debut novel “Promise of Blood,” introducing readers to an alternate French Revolution fueled by mages. I was just one of many who fell under his spell (ha), and now I’m totally hooked. Vive la revolution!