- Title: The Lore of Prometheus
- Author: Graham Austin-King
- Publisher: Self Published on November 30, 2018
- Genre: Fantasy
- Pages: 293
- Formats Available: Hardback, Audiobook, & Digital
- Rating: 4/5
Trigger Warnings: Graphic Gun Violence, Torture, Graphic War Scenes, PTSD
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The Lore of Prometheus 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.
Packed with mystery, suspense, and snark. Download today to discover why readers of Dean Koontz, Jim Butcher, and Myke Cole love this high-octane fantasy thriller by #1 best-selling author Graham Austin-King.Amazon
My anticipation for reading The Lore of Prometheus was tense. I am a sucker for a good action-packed read, and Graham Austin-King delivered with flying colors. I couldn’t get enough of the adrenaline-soaked words.
John is not your classic hero. His flaws are beyond compare, but I still loved him right from the start. His brokenness is something I could relate to. The utter vulnerability that he worked so hard to cover up was also familiar to me. I felt like I knew this man inside and out.
Mackenzie was easy to love. She was sweet and trusting. Unfortunately, this trusting nature got her in trouble. The torture that she went through made me heartsick, but she was a true force of nature. When she came into her own and took control over her powers, it was awesome!
I was on the edge of my seat through the whole book. There was not one minute that didn’t have some action, which kept me enthralled through the entire novel. I couldn’t get enough, and I wish this were a series because I can get on board with some more John and Makenzie. Also, John’s “visitors” are fantastic. The trials these folks could get into would make for some interesting tales.
I award The Lore of Prometheus 4 out of 5 stars. If you are in the mood for a thrilling fantasy ride, you should pick up this book.
About the Author – Graham Austin-King
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.