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Blog Tour: The Lore of Prometheus by Graham Austin-King // Review

“Some things we never grow out of, I suppose.”

Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction
Pages: 287
Published: November 30, 2018
Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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

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.

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My Take
I loved this book. From the first page I knew it was going to be a favorite. One of the things that stood out to me was the world building! It’s so well done that I felt like I was there myself. I love the easy flowing writing. I could actually understand even the science-y words with how it’s all written and woven together. It made it so easy for me to get through the book and I actually finished it in one sitting.

The Lore of Prometheus has such a riveting and chilling plot filled with vivid action scenes. It does have some fun moments as well as dark ones and I enjoyed them all.

“Death wouldn’t come with screaming and blood in this place. Death lived in the silences between their conversations, waiting to reach out and claim another victim”

The characters in this book have such an engaging personality. From the villains, heroes and morally grey characters (which I adore) they all have their roles to play and they do it so well for a minute I forgot its all fiction.

I quite loved The Lore of Prometheus, filled with the magical and the supernatural, it kept me at the edge of my seat. I highly recommend.

If you’ve read this book, what did you think about it? If you haven’t, is it one you’d consider to pick up?

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