Today I am bringing you my review of The Lore of Prometheus by Graham Austin-King as part of a blog tour organised by The Write Reads over on twitter because it came first in last years BBNYA competition. And I loved this book!
I will make sure that all of the necessary things are linked below including all the information about BBNYA (panellist entries are closed for the year though) after I gush about this book because I really liked it.
Thank you so much to the author and The Write Reads for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
So, let’s go!
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
ESCAPE score: 51
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. The “villains” I guess of this book were also really well written as they were evil with a great deal of conviction and had no qualms about performing some of the more questionable acts that they do.
The plot was brilliant and I really liked how it unfolded throughout the course of the book. Especially because the end conflict was satisfying and not too quick as they can often be in fantasy style book with supercharged characters. I loved how it all slowly tied together as both Mackenzie and Carver were held captive and their two stories merged. And the epilogue was absolutely wonderful and it was sort of like a mic drop moment for the two main characters.
The writing was funny and deep and just so much fun to read, even if it was a bit tough to read at times. It was just such an incredible book and I had such a good time reading it!
You can buy the book here if you want! (the blackwells link is affiliate)
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 (or insert your own standard version of the same).
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