Sunday, December 14, 2014

"Murder at the Kinnen Hotel": A Holiday Surprise from Brian McClellan

Brian McClellan has announced the pre-order (You can order it here) for the hardcover of a new Powder-Mage novella.  For the super-fan, this is a great chance to get something unique, as the first hundred will be handnumbered and dated by Brian.  Fans who pre-ordered the first two hardcover novellas only have until the 19th to secure the corresponding number of this latest.  He expects the books to ship out the second week of February.
The cover for "Murder at the Kinnen Hotel" is even better in my opinion than the covers for "Forsworn" and "Servant of the Crown" were, which is saying something, as I really loved those covers.
         I'm a big fan of McClellan's writing, and I think he's going to quickly become one of the biggest names in the genre, so these novellas are a great way to give him a try, they're all available on ebook as well.


The cover copy reads as follows:
"Special Detective Constable Adamat may be the most capable young investigator in all of Adopest. He's sharp, thoughtful, and his particular sorcery gives him a flawless memory. A transfer to the First Precinct seems like the perfect opportunity to showcase his abilities and advance his career. 

But things work differently in the First Precinct. The murder of a businessman's mistress quickly pulls Adamat into an unexpected world of conspiracy and politics where he's forced to use all his wits to stay one step ahead of unseen enemies and keep his friends—and himself—from the guillotine."


  1. These stories excellent additions to the Powder Mage continuity. I wish more authors in the genre would adopt this practice of self-releasing stories which connect to and fill in the gap between novels both in a narrative sense and as a snack between the series main courses.

    1. I agree, though, to be fair, McClellan seems to be a fairly speedy writer, and works well at both long and short. I do think that this is a great route for the midlist author who can write at both lengths to both maintain interest in a series, and to make a little additional income.

  2. I think it also helps illustrate the rate at which McClellan is improving as a writer.