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  • File Size: 1133 KB
  • Print Length: 30 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: September 22, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FE02TAU
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By RichardPF on September 24, 2013
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As I have mentioned before, McClellan's novel, Promise of Blood is one of my favorite fantasy novels of 2013. "Hope's End" is the second short story that McClellan has penned in the Powder Mage universe. The story explores the dilemma of Captain Verundish, a woman who desperately wants to protect her young daughter as well as her lover. To resolve these matters, she undertakes to lead a dangerous, near suicidal mission. The story also delves more into one of the main characters from Promise of Blood, giving us more insight into his personality. Like his previous short story, this one delves into the history prior to the events of Promise of Blood. It is an exciting tale, well written, and I am pleased to revisit the Promise of Blood universe, even if it is only thru a short story. I highly recommend all of the Powder Mage tales.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wendell on January 28, 2014
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"Hope's End" is a short novella set in Brian McClellan's Powder Mage world, which began with the novel Promise of Blood. Where Promise was epic in its scale and ambition, depicting vast power struggles between huge forces, sorcerers and demons fulfilling ancient prophesy, and the story of the social and economic cost of a political revolution, "Hope's End" is a bite-sized snack, allowing a current fan or a newbie reader to experience an exciting snapshot of a soldier's life in this flintlock and sorcery world.

The story itself shines the spotlight onto one of General Tamas's soldiers: Captain Verundish. (Yes, you read General Tamas, because this novella takes place before the Powder Mage Trilogy and immediately before Tamas' ascension to Field Marshall of Adro's armies.) You see, Captain Verundish is a good soldier: dedicated to her career and to her general, but she has her own personal problems outside of being in harm's way at all times. One, she is married to a horrid man, whom she wishes to divorce but cannot due to family and religious reasons. Two, she has a young daughter by her foppish husband, and he has threatened to do something awful to this innocent child if Verundish does not give him a divorce - in a very unusual way. And three, General Tamas has placed her lover in command of a Hope's End: a suicidal attack against a fortification, where her fellow soldiers will be casting themselves into the teeth of both musket fire and sorcery!

How can Captain Verundish save those she loves from such terrible situations without sacrificing herself?

The story that ensues from this setup is all you could ask for from a novella. You get an appearance of General Tamas and a look at his inner motives for future actions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Blodeuedd on October 15, 2013
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When it comes to short stories I never have much to say...cos they are short...very short. And this one was..16 page..ish.

The story takes place before Promise of Blood so read it before, read it after, it does not matter. Just read it.

The story was about Verundish who has some...drama in her life (since it's short story I wont spoil it). She is in a tight spot. I liked her, honor and duty, loyal and sacrificing.

The story is about the charge called Hope's End. As the name says it will be deadly and without hope. What to do is the question?

I usually want more when it comes to short stories and not always in a good way. But here it actually worked as a short story. Sure I want more, but I was also happy with what I got. It was short and good and I enjoyed it.

Conclusion:
Short and nice :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Davis on September 25, 2013
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I adored this short story.

Promise of Blood was a great book, and while I don't think Brian had any issues with his female characters as some others have pointed out, I honestly just wish there were **more** of them. Fortunately, Captain Verundish is an extremely convincing, well-written, likeable female protagonist.

This short story is a very quick introduction to the Powder Mage universe, and I personally enjoyed it a bit more than The Girl of Hrusch Avenue (not that I didn't enjoy that as well, but I rated it 4/5 stars, where this one is a 5/5 in my opinion).

The arc flows perfectly, with quite a bit of characterization for such a short piece.

Anyone looking to see whether they're interested in diving deeper into this world is highly encouraged to give Hope's End a try. Here's to hoping we see Captain Verundish in future works.
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By dang_rover on April 6, 2015
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So, I started reading Promise of Blood and found it as advertised: “Just Plain Awesome.” 

It’s pretty grand in scope, however, and I felt a little unsettled with all the characters.  Who are the good guys?  Who should I be rooting for?  Who’s on whose side?  About 150 pages in I discovered that there were 6 short, novella-sized prequels to Promise of Blood.  I’ve had good experience with prequels adding value to the story in the past, so I went ahead and downloaded all 6 of them. 

Pat my myself on the back.  I was a great decision.

These 6 prequels give backstory and understanding to each of the key players I’ve run into so far in Promise of Blood.  All six are well written, entertaining stories by themselves.  Of course, you’ll be able to follow the story in Promise of Blood—and enjoy it—just fine without reading the prequels.  But, man, they sure did add a lot of color to the picture I was trying to form.  The characters weren’t characters anymore—they became people.  Now that I’ve finished prequels and I’m back into Promise of Blood, I’m emotionally invested in this story that seems to be pushing past awesome to all the way to completely amazing. 

They aren’t numbered, so you’ll need to know what order to read them to have the most effect.

1. Foresworn
2. Servant of the Crown
3. Murder at the Kinnen Hotel
4. Hope’s End
5. The Girl of Hrusch Avenue
6. The Face in the Window

My recommendation?  Don’t read Promise of Blood without reading the prequels first. 
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