Epic fantasy’s exciting new movement is “flintlock fantasy”–secondary world settings that feature not medieval technology but technology from post-Industrial Revolution Earth, the age when flintlock muskets ruled the battlefield.

Brian McClellan combines flintlock technology with magic in his Powder Mage Trilogy. The first book, Promise of Blood, was released last year, and the second, The Crimson Campaign, is due in May.

The Face in the Window,” Brian’s story in BCS #140, is set in the Powder Mage world and follows a major character from the novels.

In conjunction with “The Face in the Window,” BCS is giving away two copies of the UK paperback of Promise of Blood, signed and personalized by Brian!

One giveaway will be held next week on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine, details to come.

The other giveaway is right here in this post. To enter, comment on this post and say what your favorite non-medieval setting epic fantasy novel is. That will enter you in a random drawing for the book. This giveaway ends Wed. Feb. 12. This giveaway has ended.

You can interpret “non-medieval setting” however you like. For the Full Rules, click on ‘Show Hidden Text’ at the end of this post.

Good luck!

Full rules for the signed Brian McClellan Promise of Blood giveaway:

You must leave your comment on this Promise of Blood Giveaway post. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must mention an epic fantasy novel that has an arguably non-medieval setting. Comments that do not mention a fantasy novel that does not have a setting that is in some way different from medieval epic fantasy will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Wed. Feb. 12. Any comments posted after that will not be eligible.

Each person will be entered only once in the random drawing (even if you leave more than one eligible comment).

You must use a valid email address when you submit your comment (otherwise we won’t be able to contact you if you win).

You must be a resident of the US. (Our apologies for this restriction; it’s because of publication rights.)

BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries. The signed copy of Promise of Blood will be mailed to the winner.

BCS is not responsible for comments that get lost or caught in our spam filtering or don’t show up in our system, or email addresses that get garbled or otherwise rendered unusable for contacting an entrant.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter. Participants are providing information to BCS and Firkin Press and not to Facebook or Twitter or anyone else.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in this post or via our Contact page. Good luck!

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