Brian McClellan is an American writer of epic fantasy. He is best known for the ongoing The Powder Mage trilogy, of which the first book, Promise of Blood, was published by Orbit Books in 2013. A sequel, titled The Crimson Campaign, was released on May 6, 2014.
McClellan began writing when he was fifteen, starting at Wheel of Time role playing websites. He began working on short stories and novellas in his late teens, when he was encouraged toward writing by his parents.
McClellan went on to major in English with an emphasis on creative writing at Brigham Young University, where he met American author Brandon Sanderson, joining his writing classes. McClellan, wanting his writing to be more than just art, was determined to become a full-time writer. In 2006 he attended Orson Scott Card's Literary Bootcamp. In 2008 he received honorable mention in the Writers of the Future Contest.
McClellan published his first book, The Promise of Blood, in 2013. The second book, The Crimson Campaign, has been released in May 2014.
The Powder Mage trilogy
- Promise of Blood (2013)
- The Crimson Campaign (2014)
- The Autumn Republic (forthcoming, February 2015)
Five novellas and short stories set in the world of The Powder Mage trilogy were released:
- Hope's End (2013)
- The Girl of Hrusch Avenue (2013)
- Forsworn (2014)
- The Face in the Window (2014)
- Servant of the Crown (2014)
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