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

Promise of Blood is my first foray into McClellan's writing and I have to say he now has a new reader for life. Though Sins of Empire was going to be the first, I was convinced by friends that I just HAD to read the Powder Mage trilogy first or Sins would spoil everything. Having gotten to about 25% into Sins and then starting Promise, I have to say that my friends were right. Do what I did, and don't forget about the novellas. 

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