Forsworn - Brian McClellan

A novella.

Erika ja Leora is a powder mage in northern Kez, a place where that particular sorcery is punishable by death. She is only protected by her family name and her position as heir to a duchy.

When she decides to help a young commoner — a powder mage marked for death, fugitive from the law — she puts her life and family reputation at risk and sets off to deliver her new ward to the safety of Adro while playing cat and mouse with the king’s own mage hunters and their captain, Duke Nikslaus.

Occurs 35 years before the events in Promise of Blood.

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Release date: January 2014
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy
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Updated: April 30, 2022

The Powder Mage (short fiction) :: Series

Chronological order:

  • Forsworn: Occurs about thirty-five years before Promise of Blood.
  • Servant of the Crown: Takes place immediately after the events in Forsworn but before the epilogue.
  • Murder at the Kinnen Hotel: occurs twenty-two years before the events in Promise of Blood.
  • Hope's End: About nineteen years before Promise of Blood.
  • The Girl of Hrusch Avenue: Ten years before Promise of Blood.
  • The Face in the Window: About two years before Promise of Blood.
  • Return to Honor: Between Promise of Blood and The Crimson Campaign.

Belongs to the series The Powder Mage Universe

The Girl of Hrusch Avenue
Hope's End
Forsworn
Servant of the Crown
Murder at the Kinnen Hotel
Return to Honor
In the Field Marshal's Shadow: Stories from the Powder Mage Universe
Ghosts of the Tristan Basin