The Lore of Prometheus Spotlight! [BBNYA 2020 Winner]

Blurb

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

Discussion

This book has had some excellent feedback from the BBNYA Panelists, and despite very tough competition, The Lore of Prometheus took first place in the competition! Even seeing the reviews from others, it’s easy to see why.

From Biblio Nerd Reflections: “It is full of mystery, thrilling action, exciting super powers, and intense psychological themes. The writing was great, with good dialogue that felt natural and pacing that kept me interested throughout the story. I actually lost sleep because of this book because I did not want to put it down to go to bed.”

From ForBooksSake: “One of my favourite things about this book from the very beginning, is the fantastic job the author does of showing the struggles of post war PTSD and how difficult it is to live with.”

From Kerri McBookNerd: “Graham Austin-King does an incredible job building these characters and showing us every bit of them; their flaws, their strengths, and everything in-between. It was fascinating watching their growth.”

Definitely sounds like a book worth checking out, and don’t forget to go take a peek at the great reviews throughout this tour!

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.

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About BBNYA

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