The Third Option Includes Monsters: Brian McClellan to Write a New Military Fantasy

You have two choices: Join the enemy’s army or die.

Hm. Time for a third option?

Brian McClellan, author of the brilliant Powder Mage trilogy, has written a new military fantasy book for to be released in 2018: War Cry.

On the high plains, war is life.

Teado has been a part of the war effort for as long as he can remember. His childhood was spent in the aircraft and ammunition factories until his power manifested. Now he is on the front lines, fighting the great war as one of the monstrous shapeshifting wizards that are all but extinct after decades of battle.

Behind enemy lines, Teado’s special operations platoon plays a deadly game of cat and mouse, sabotaging and demoralizing the enemy. But food is scarce. The enemy has pushed their main forces back further and their requests for resupply have gone unanswered. They will make one last dangerous bid for survival and, maybe, change the course of the war forever.

Credit: Emily Bischoff

Credit: Emily Bischoff

Brian’s editor, Justin Landon, said:

“No one does fantasy and technology better than Brian McClellan and War Cry continues that legacy. I’ve been a fan of his for years and it’s surreal to be working with him now. I couldn’t be more excited.”

And Brian had this to say:

“I’m delighted to be on board with Justin Landon is one of the first friends I made at a convention after becoming a professional author, and I’m very excited to finally work with him on a project.”

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.

War Cry will be published by in ebook and trade paperback formats in 2018 and was acquired by Justin Landon and Lee Harris from Caitlin Blasdell of Liza Dawson Associates.


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