The book that's been fuelling my roadtrip! I've never really got the whole magic with guns thing before but there's so much more going on here.
Out of the small handful of women mentioned in the first 100 pages, 2 fainted at the sight of a guillotine, one is repeatedly referred to as “the savage” to her face, and another is unable to act logically or be a productive member of a team because “I‘m way better than you idiot, I don‘t even need your help!” despite clearly not having a handle on the situation. Ugh. I expect better.
Started this a couple days ago and I‘m on the fence about it. The story seems interesting enough I suppose but the treatment of women is really starting to grate on my nerves. Nearly 100 pages in at this point and thinking I‘ll need to investigate whether this continues throughout the book.
Promise of Blood is the first book of the Powder Mage trilogy. The whole series is downright bonkers awesome! The author has created a really interesting magic system that incorporates flintlock weaponry and the digestion of gunpowder that gives certain people crazy cool powers.
No wizards with staffs here! This is badassery at its finest.
A few books featuring #addiction to various substances... My husband is currently reading the tagged book after I recommended it to him forever ago. The book tells the story of Taniel Two Shot, a powder mage (person consumes gun powder and gains supernatural abilities) who appears to be addicted to the powder and runs the risk of becoming powder blind throughout the book. I def recommend the series.
I bought the first one in the series because I thought the cover was really cool. Of course I liked the blurb but I wouldn't have picked the book if not for that cover 😍
#JudgedbyItsCover #marchingintoreading @RealLifeReading
"Get the word around. The arch-diocell took a nasty fall. Find witnesses. The Inspector will be one. Won't you?"
"Yes, sir! Terrible spill. Two flights before we could stop him!"
"Doctor, what could you prescribe for the arch-diocell's condition here?"
"Doctor! Something that will just render him unconscious and give him some memory loss."
This book was just a pile of awesome. It had engaging characters, a cool and unique magic system and a plot that kept me up past my bedtime many nights. The use of gun powder and the balance of magic adds to the plot rather than the other way around which is he mark of a really good system.