The Lords of Powder and The Lords of Oblivion are novels in Peter Blaisdell’s fantasy/thriller series. Both books feature the same protagonist, Bradan, and some of the same supporting characters (e.g. the ghost haunting Bradan’s various cars and the wolf, Tintagel). Each book can be read as a stand-alone novel or together as part of a series. More books in the series are planned!
At the height of Miami’s cocaine wars, a magician pursues a fortune smuggling and woos a gifted musician while eluding drug cartels and the police.
In this blend of modern fantasy, thriller and historical fiction, Bradan is 1500 years old, but only looks 30 years of age. He’s led an eventful life at various times fleeing Vikings and joining court-life in medieval Andalusia. In 1978 Miami, he drives a haunted Volvo station wagon, keeps a high-strung wolf, and collects art for his Palm Beach condo. However, he needs money for his lifestyle. Lots of money.
Bradan uses his magical talents to organize a lucrative smuggling ring, but success brings him to the attention of violent players in the drug trade as well as narcotics detectives, the Coast Guard, and the DEA. He’s also forced to balance the profitability of his vocation with its consequences for his relationships, humanity, and survival.
A lethal conflict starts in Dark Ages Britain and ends in modern San Francisco, all in one conjuror’s lifetime.
Bradan is fifteen centuries old, looks 30, and lives in San Francisco. He’s an environmentalist, drives a haunted Tesla and keeps a wolf. Life’s good and he’s almost forgotten his youth in war-torn, ancient Britain where he acquired the secret of near immortality, but also betrayed his civilization. Bradan is confronted with his past when two Celtic priests who orchestrated his treason are resurrected.
The priests come to revere San Francisco’s natural beauty and try to erase humanity by provoking a catastrophic earthquake that will return the city to a pre-urban state. In this collision of modernity and nature, Bradan works desperately to use his limited magical skills, current technology, and his wits to challenge the priests. If he doesn’t win this battle, he’ll be annihilated with millions of other souls.