Welcome to my stop on The Write Reads’ Ultimate Blog Tour for the winner of BBNYA 2020, The Lore of Prometheus. Thank you to The Write Reads for the opportunity to take part.
Length: 320 pages
Publisher: Fallen Leaf Press
Genre: Paranormal | Urban Fantasy | Thriller
John Carver has three rules: Don’t drink in the daytime, don’t gamble when the luck has gone, and don’t talk to the dead people who come to visit.
It has been almost five years since the incident in Kabul. Since the magic stirred within him and the stories began. Fleeing the army, running from the whispers, the guilt, and the fear he was losing his mind, Carver fell into addiction, dragging himself through life one day at a time.
Desperation has pulled him back to Afghanistan, back to the heat, the dust, and the truth he worked so hard to avoid. But there are others, obsessed with power and forbidden magics, who will stop at nothing to learn the truth of his gifts. Abducted and chained, Carver must break more than his own rules if he is to harness this power and survive.
The characters were great and I absolutely loved Mackenzie and Carver, especially because we got to see both of their perspectives throughout the book as they experienced what they did. It was great to see them really come into their own both with their powers and who they are in the world after the plot of the book.Shelves of Starlight
I thought the story building was fantastic. Carver clearly suffers from some form of PTSD from the incident in Kabul, and I liked the way this was handled by the author and our other main character.Lost in Neverland
I have to mention that Graham Austin King writes so perfectly in The Lore of Prometheus. I was so impressed with so many things. He manages to keep the pace maintained throughout the book. Never once did I feel a lull in the story.Fantasy Book Nerd
Austin-King has created living, breathing characters who are as believable and relatable as those that you meet in everyday life. Yes, this is a story about superpowers, but at its heart, it is a story about humans, humanity, and the human mind.Beneath a Thousand Skies
About the Author
Graham Austin-King was born in the south of England and weaned on broken swords and half-forgotten spells.
A shortage of these forced him to consume fantasy novels at an ever-increasing rate, turning to computers and tabletop gaming between meals.
He experimented with writing at the beginning of an education that meandered through journalism, international relations, and law. To this day he is committed to never allowing those first efforts to reach public eyes.
After spending a decade in Canada learning what ‘cold’ really means, and being horrified by poutine, he settled once again in the UK with a seemingly endless horde of children.
To date he is the author of five novels, drawing on a foundation of literary influences ranging from David Eddings to Clive Barker.
I received this book to read and review as part of the BBNYA 2020 competition and/or the BBNYA tours organised by the @The_WriteReads tours team. All opinions are my own, unbiased and honest.
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