ARC was provided by the publisher—Tor Books—in exchange for an honest review.
Cover art illustrated by: Dan Burgess
In the Shadow of Lightning by Brian McClellan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Series: The Glass Immortals (Book #1)
Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Flintlock Fantasy
Pages: 576 pages (Hardcover Edition)
Published: 21st June 2022 by Tor Books
Brian McClellan’s return to the epic fantasy scene is a good one, but it didn’t feel as explosive as his Powder Mage universe.
In the Shadow of Lightning, the first book in The Glass Immortals series, was one of my most anticipated releases of 2022. It has been three years since Brian McClellan concluded his Powder Mage universe series with Blood of Empire, the third and final book in his God of Blood and Powder trilogy. I have read the entirety of the Powder Mage universe, and since then, I have wondered what kind of series and world will McClellan create next. When I saw the cover art to In the Shadow of Lightning being revealed, the illustration done by Dan Burgess, my interest in it was sparked immediately. Plus, Brandon Sanderson, Fonda Lee, and James Islington (all three are some of my favorite authors) gave their praises for this book made me even more excited to read this. Sanderson even said this is McClellan’s best work to date! Unfortunately, I have to disagree with him. The book didn’t click as much as I expected it would. …