BRIAN McCLELLAN is an American epic fantasy author from Cleveland, Ohio. He is known for his acclaimed Powder Mage Universe and essays on the life and business of being a writer. Brian now lives on the side of a mountain in Utah with his wife, Michele, where he writes books and nurses a crippling video game addiction.
"Brian McClellan is an explosive powder keg of imagination with an expertly-plotted fuse. The stories he tells are the stories we'll be reading for years to come."--Sam Sykes "Not only the finest flintlock fantasy I've read, but also the most fun."--Brent Weeks "This book is just plain awesome. I found myself enjoying every moment of it. Innovative magic, quick-paced plot, interesting world. I had a blast." --Brandon Sanderson "Gunpowder and magic. An explosive combination. Promise of Blood is the best debut I've read in ages."--Peter V. Brett "Promise of Blood feels like the start of something amazing." --Django Wexler