Ghosts of the Tristan Basin (Powder Mage, #0.8)

Ghosts of the Tristan Basin (Powder Mage, #0.8) Taniel Two Shot Is A Powder Mage With The Tristan Ghost Irregulars, A Band Of Volunteers Who Have Made A Name For Themselves Fighting In The Fatrastan Revolution They Range Through The Swamps Of The Frontier, Cutting Off Enemy Supplies And Raiding Towns While Taniel Hunts The Privileged Sorcerers That Make The Kez Armies So Powerful When A Desperate Call For Help Comes From The Nearby City Of Planth, The Irregulars Aren T The Only Ones To Answer And Taniel Must Deal With Another Hero Of The Revolution Mad Colonel Styke But Not All Is Well Within The Young Fatrastan Government, And Hangs On The Defense Of Planth Than Taniel And His Companions Could Possibly KnowOccurs Eight Months Before The Events Of Promise Of Blood

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 s novels include the Powder Mage Trilogy Promise of Blood, The Crimson Camp

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  • Ghosts of the Tristan Basin (Powder Mage, #0.8)
  • Brian McClellan
  • English
  • 13 October 2019

10 thoughts on “Ghosts of the Tristan Basin (Powder Mage, #0.8)

  1. says:

    Great shortie, not too much melodramatic, some unexpected twists, great action Loved the little

  2. says:

    Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.Today, I m reviewing my latest read from Brian McClellan s Powder Mage world Yes, I realize I ve been devouring these things fairly regularly lately, and I do sound like a major fanboy whenever I review one, but I can t help it I love this stuff So much so, in fact, that I m going to start reading The Crimson Campaign next week Just a little forewarning for those of you who tire of my gushing adoration for the series But let us focus on Ghosts of the Tristan Basin.As your brain begins to create the images described in Ghosts first paragraph, the swampy wildlands of Fatrastan slowly materialize before your reading eyes Taniel Two Shot and Ka poel, his native companion, busy fighting guerrilla style war against the invading Kez soldiers Our duo part of the Tristan Ghost Irregulars, who have spent the Fatrastan War of Independence haunting the marshy Tristan Basin, harassing and killing any enemy troops or their native allies foolish enough to be caught unawares.By now, the Ghosts are well known among their friends and enemies alike They are respected and feared as is their deadly powder mage Taniel, whose impossible shooting has built him quite the reputation But now new orders have reached them, directing them to leave their concealment in the swamp orders they cannot ignore as they have others before The leader of the revolution herself is calling ALL rebel forces to gather at the city of Planth their mission to protect the small hamlet at all costs from a huge by Fatrastan standards Kez army marching upon it The reason for this because something vitally important and irreplaceable to the revolutionary effort is hidden there Now, there are lots and lots of things to like about this novella, so to keep me from missing any, I m going to list them one at a time.1 Powder mages I know I always mention them, but I find these guys terribly interesting I am almost prepared to dub them as my Jedi Knights of the 21st Century Almost But not quite yet They are damn cool though.2 Taniel Two Shot and Ka poel These guys are pure reading gold for me Their somewhat unusual relationship and Taniel s obvious daddy issues really interesting for me to read about I especially like seeing these early days of their partnership when they are still getting acquainted with one another.3 Fastran Obviously, this new world and its struggle for freedom mirrors in many ways the real world American Revolution, so there are many familiar themes and events transpiring around our heroes However, since I personally find the Revolutionary War Period in US history very interesting, I thought this fantasy take on it was amazing I suppose it isn t much different than my love of the Powder Mage trilogy subverting the French Revolution.4 Since I m really anxious to get my hands on Mr McClellan s next book Sins of Empire, which is the first installment of Gods of Blood and Powder , and since the novel is set in Fatrastan, and since some of the characters in that story actually appear in Ghosts, I was totally excited to get a close up look at the Lady Chancellor and Colonel Ben Styke The hard as nails colonial leader and her half crazy commander of the Mad Lancers burst off the pages their personalities clearly shown, their future clashes foreshadowed, and a lot of excitement elicited at least, in me for the story of how Ben Style becomes convicted war hero Styke and how the leader of a war for freedom turns into a dictator who suppresses her people with a secret police force Sounds like the next series is going to be amazing.The only criticism I could level at this novella is the continued ineptitude of the our heroes Kez adversaries No, they are not as incompetent or as inaccurate as Star Wars storm troopers, but these guys damn sure trip all over themselves constantly Mr McClellan definitely provides plausible explanations for their deficiencies, but the Kez here did leave me wanting skilled, ominous villains facing Taniel, Ka pel, and Mad Ben Styke.To put it all into perspective for the big conclusion, Ghosts of the Tristan Basin is a fun filled, flintlock adventure with American Revolutionary War themes and awe inspiring powder mage daring do It entertains while also organically introducing readers to two of the main characters in the next series by Mr McClellan Hell, it even does a great job of building excitement for that next book Sins of Empire without making a reader feel like that is its main purpose So if you like short, epic fantasy stories, love Mr McClellan s writing, or need another fix of powder mage awesomeness, you need to go download this one immediately.

  3. says:

    The Tristan Ghost Irregulars, along with all the other militias fighting for freedom in Fatrasta, have been called to defend Planth An overwhelming brigade of Kez are headed to Planth, including Privileged and Wardens The story takes place 8 months prior to the events of Promise of Blood.Ghosts of the Tristan Basin is a story about Taniel and Ka poel s time fighting the Kez in Fatrasta s war for independence Taniel is busy doing what he does best, using a little powder mage magic to eliminate the enemy two bullets at a time I found Taniel interesting in this novella because he is different than when he s introduced in Promise of Blood He s seemingly thoughtful and concerned about people than he is anytime in the main series That could easily be attributed to the events that took place before the beginning of Promise of Blood and perhaps he s suffering from PTSD of a sort from the Fatrasta war.Despite expecting this story to be carried by Taniel and Ka poel, it was Mad Ben Styke that stole a lot of attention He s a lancer with magically enhanced armor who is known to ride into hopeless situations along with his Mad Lancers and save the day He was quite memorable and I have to wonder if this was on purpose since the next book in the series is supposed to be happening in Fatrasta.The story was a good one and it definitely has me excited to see what happens next in the powder mage universe.

  4. says:

    Finishing Ghosts of the Tristan Basin has completed my week long quest of reading all the Powder Mage novella s This was definitely in my top 2 Right up there with Servant of the Crown This installment follows Taniel Two shot 8 months before the events of Promise of Blood He is a captain with a company of soldiers known as the Tristan Ghost Irregulars in Fatrasta The country of Fatrasta has declared independence from the Kez, and war has broken out Ghosts of the Tistan Basin has plenty of action, but what I enjoyed the most was an interesting new character that really made this story, Mad Ben Styke He and his company of volunteer cavalrymen known as the Mad Lancers added a unique twist that none of the other novella s had I look forward to seeing of him in the upcoming series Gods of Blood and Powder.With my Powder Mage novella quest complete I must reflect on these great stories and the effort Brian McClellan has put in to give us this unique world and awesome set of characters These novella s short stories have really added depth and meaning to the trilogy I can t wait to do a re read with these new stories under my belt 4 stars

  5. says:

    If you liked Taniel and Ka poel reading the main series, you will love them here This was very fun and engaging story filled with great action scenes This is a prequel so you ll have no problem enjoying it even if you haven t read the main series.

  6. says:

    Very battle focused which was nice Lots of very cool magic and even powder consumption After reading all these shorties I can t wait to start the trilogy now

  7. says:

    Another short, fast read that has us following Taniel Ka Poel as they lead the Tristan Ghost Irregulars in the fight against the Kez and it s Priviledged The star of the show though is a side character called Ben Styke I cannot recall ever hearing about him in the Powder Mage Trilogy and that is a pity as he was scene stealing here.A great novella all round.

  8. says:

    It s hard for me to separate out the story from the awful audiobook narrator this version The Powder Mage Novella Collection 1 Stories from the Powder Mage Universe The lady that read those stories is the absolute worst narrator I ve ever listened to She over emphasizes every word and syllable The words are both clipped and really drawn out at the same time She uses a terrible British accent and when she tries to do special voices for the characters they are absolutely caricatures of something you d see in a cartoon I don t even know how to adequately explain how terrible this woman is Her narration is so distracting, I can barely concentrate on the story How this woman got hired for any narration job is beyond my understanding.So trying to set aside the terrible reading job this woman did, the story was interesting, although I wish Ka Poel was featured a bit we didn t get to see any magic from her I did really like Ben Stykes though I ll have to go read the other novella about him.

  9. says:

    It is so rare to find something this short that keeps that epic feeling that most stories belonging to this genre have The author managed to depict the bravery as well as lunacy of a small number of people facing a much larger army, the hypocrisy and selfishness of politicians, the meaning of sacrifice and the hope that could come after the battle.Taniel Two Shot is a long way from home helping the Tristan Ghost Irregulars in being a huge nuisance to the Kez Taniel made a name for himself every Privileged knows he or she is being hunted.The Irregulars get new orders to come to Planth to help in its defence They will have help, though I loved Mad Colonel Styke I won t go into the details why, but the scenes belonging to Styke and some others, of course make this story epic.

  10. says:

    Odlicna mini prica, kampanja u mocvari i odbrana grada Likovi su zabavni fino razradjeni barem novi koje upoznajemo , borba detaljna i brutalna Odlican dodatak sve ukupnoj prici.Ili mi je falio ovaj svet pa mi se vise svidelo nego inace PJedini minus za mene sto nema vise interakcije izmdju Taniela i Ka poel.

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