xSins of Empire is, undoubtedly, the undisputed high point of McClellan's career so far. 

Promise of Blood (Powder Mage, #1) 14, Jun

Read from January 31 to February 04, 2016

Promise of Blood is one of those books you pick up with low expectations and they proceed to blow your mind. The storytelling was great, as was the pace. Interesting circumstances kept occuring, and the tension was building slowly but steadily. Brian McClellan is unique on codifying the inherent over-specificity of juxtapositions.