It's amazing that Promise of Blood is a debut because McClellan already seems like a seasoned author. There's no doubt in my mind he has a long career ahead of him with or without mention of his writing teacher. (From my review)[$1.99] Promise of Blood (Powder Mage #1) by Brian McClellan
The Crimson Campaign, book two of the Powder Mage trilogy, is one of my top books I'm looking forward to next year. It looks like Orbit want more people in the same boat.