On my Radar #2

promiseIt’s a bloody business overthrowing a king…
Field Marshal Tamas’ coup against his king sent corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brought bread to the starving. But it also provoked war with the Nine Nations, internal attacks by royalist fanatics, and the greedy to scramble for money and power by Tamas’s supposed allies: the Church, workers unions, and mercenary forces.

It’s up to a few…
Stretched to his limit, Tamas is relying heavily on his few remaining powder mages, including the embittered Taniel, a brilliant marksman who also happens to be his estranged son, and Adamat, a retired police inspector whose loyalty is being tested by blackmail.

But when gods are involved…
Now, as attacks batter them from within and without, the credulous are whispering about omens of death and destruction. Just old peasant legends about the gods waking to walk the earth. No modern educated man believes that sort of thing. But they should…

I had my eyes on it for a while and added it, after one more raving review. It also doesn’t hurt that the second trilogy is well received! Sounds like something different. And promises lots of backstabbing and magic!!

Written In Red.inddAs a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others.

Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she’s wanted by the government, he’ll have to decide if she’s worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.

I wanted to add it a while ago but then forgot. My best friend loved it and it also got a lot of positive reviews in general. I read a few books by the author already and enjoyed most of them, so I decided to give this one a try.


  1. Ooh, nice picks! I’ve heard so much about McClellan’s works- I don’t think you could go wrong trying him out. He’s so buzzworthy right now, like you said, because of his new series! I enjoyed Written in Red, maybe a three star read- the worldbuilding is terrific, though the story dragged. But I hope you enjoy them both very much 😀

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      1. It has a lot going for it, really, as long as you’re ready for the length. And since you routinely read huge books, I’m sure it won’t be a problem for you Lol

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