Servant of the Crown - Brian McClellan

A novella.

Captain Tamas is an ambitious young officer in the Adran army. As a commoner, he is one of very few without noble blood to hold a rank. When he challenges the son of a duke over an insult, the subsequent duel lands him in hot water with the nobility and the royal cabal of Privileged sorcerers. Tamas is soon drawn into a conflict that goes to the very highest office in the land, and his only ally is the most unlikely of people; a young noblewoman named Erika, who needs Tamas to teach her how to wield her powers as a powder mage.

Occurs about 35 years before the events in Promise of Blood.

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Release date: June 2014
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy
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Updated: April 19, 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