The Lore of Prometheus – Blog Tour Spotlight
The Lore of Prometheus by Graham Austin-King is the 1st place winner of the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award 2020. I received a copy of this book as part of the BBNYA tours organised by the @The_WriteReads tours team. Although this is a spotlight post I hope to bring you a full review in the future!
Title: Lore of Prometheus
Author: Graham Austin-King
Publisher: Fallen Leaf Press
Published: 30th November 2018
Genre: Fantasy, Thriller, Military Fiction
Age Range: Adult
Trigger Warnings: Please consult Ellie’s review here for a full list of trigger warnings before reading this book.
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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.
What bloggers love about The Lore of Prometheus
You don’t get 1st place in this heated competition without being something special. Here are some of the wonderful things that bloggers have to say about The Lore of Prometheus:
“…this was such a unique, interesting and well-executed book that thoroughly deserved the winner spot…“ – Ellie at readtoramble.com
“This book was one helluva ride!…. This read was action-packed and our main characters, while flawed and morally grey, are easy to root for. ” – Dini at dinipandareads.com
“The Lore of Prometheus is a book that consumes, both its own characters and the reader as it was incredibly hard to put down once I’d picked it up.” Rowena at beneathathousandskies.com
“The early chapters have Carver in London and then in Kabul. Those chapters have a gritty realism that I’m not used to in Urban Fantasy. In terms of setting, atmosphere, and characters—it’s like they stepped off the pages of a top-notch military thriller.” – The Irrensponsible Reader
“This urban fantasy blends itself seamlessly with military fiction and takes the reader on a journey that they won’t soon forget. The character development is incredible, the story practically races along, and you’ll find yourself so deeply consumed that it takes a couple of moments to realize it’s over!” Kerri at kerrimcbooknerd.home.blog
“The Lore of Prometheus is an engaging urban fantasy thriller from the start to the very end.” – Rejitha at bookbugworld.com
“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.” – Chris at biblionerdreflections.com
“I was enthralled. I didn’t want to stop reading, so I didn’t.” – Imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com
Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award
BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors.
If you are an author and wish to learn more about the 2021 BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website here or our Twitter account @BBNYA_Official. If you would like to sign-up and enter your book, you can find the BBNYA 2021 author sign up form here. Please make sure to carefully read the terms and conditions before entering.
If you are a book blogger or reviewer, you can apply to be part of BBNYA 2021 by filling out the form here (also remember to read the terms and conditions before signing up)!
BBNYA is brought to you in association with the Folio Society (If you love beautiful books you NEED to check out their website!) And the book blogger support group @TheWriteReads.
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.