The Crimson Campaign

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Orbit, Feb 18, 2014 - Fiction - 608 pages
36 Reviews
When invasion looms, but the threats are closer to home...Who will lead the charge?

Tamas' 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, Kresimir.

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 lead to more questions.

Tamas' 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. With Tamas and his powder cabal presumed dead, Taniel Two-shot finds himself as the last line of defense against Kresimir's advancing army.

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I loved every second of the fast pace. - Goodreads
Both the writer and the plot have grown since Book 1. - Goodreads
Also, the ending was hardly there. - Goodreads

Review: The Crimson Campaign (The Powder Mage #2)

User Review  - Brandon Zarzyczny - Goodreads

The Crimson Campaign is an excellent sequel that manages to build and set up the larger story for the climax of the trilogy in the third book, while still having a strong beginning middle and end in ... Read full review

Review: The Crimson Campaign (The Powder Mage #2)

User Review  - Eon - Goodreads

This book ROCKED! The story picks up just where it left off, and I was quickly able to get back into this world. Tamas, Taniel, Adamat, Ka-Poel, Borbador - all of them are back and are all tested in ... Read full review

About the author (2014)

Brian McClellan is an avid reader of fantasy and graduate of Orson Scott Card's Literary Bookcamp. When he is not writing, he loves baking, making jam from fruit grown in northeast OH, and playing video games. He currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife. Find out more about Brian McClellan at

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