The Lore of Prometheus By Graham Austin-King

Dark Urban Fantasy Smash and Grab. It will steal a bit of your heart.

Mixing magic into a modern war zone The Lore of Prometheus is thriller that will hook you quickly. This book was nearly a straight through read for me. Though the magic isn’t apparent immediately, and the problems already faced by our reluctant protagonist, John Carver, are disturbing at the very least.

For the past 5 years, he’s been crippled with an addiction to gambling and alcohol. He’s hounded by his old squad, who are dead, quite literally. He lives his life as far away from others as possible and when he ends up back on a job in Afghanistan due to his massive gambling debt, he hopes it’ll be easy money out of the reach of a loan shark whose patience has run out.
But John can’t run from the reputation he garnered when his entire squad was taken prisoner in Afghanistan. They called him a miracle. Now he has to confront the nightmares from his tour of duty, and learn to use them to his advantage or it may cost him his life.
Mackenzie… is a nurse working in a medical facility in Afghanistan when her world is shattered by being abducted. Tortured by a madman whose only goal is gaining the secret to Mackenzie’s power. A power she denies even knowing she possesses and that she cannot summon at will. Her journey is horrific and heart-rending.
This is an action packed read. Prepare yourself for a non-stop ride if you can handle it. I couldn’t put it down. An urban military fantasy, the setting in the Middle East was a new one for me in this genre and the details are intricate and realistically written. There will be some readers who will not be able to stomach the intensity and violence depicted. For others, the stark reality of war in modern times may be a real life trigger.
There are some brutal scenes in this book. The violence escalates and the author gives us plenty of reasons to cheer it on. The main characters are so well written that we as readers experience some extremely harrowing events. Crimes against humanity that will grip your heart and stir your own anger. I found the ending rather sublime I was so happy with it. A satisfying and very fast paced stand alone, The Lore of Prometheus is going to have a lot of happy readers who love their dark fantasy with an explosive edge.

Synopsis:

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.


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  • Print Length: 287 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: November 30, 2018
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07KFHSQ5G

About the author:

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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 meandering across both England and Canada he settled once again in the north of England surrounded by a seemingly endless horde of children and a very patient wife who can arguably say her husband is away with the faeries.

The Lore of Prometheus is his fifth novel and draws on a foundation of literary influences ranging from David Eddings to Dean Koontz.

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