The God King
Heroes are not born, they are forged in the fires of apocalypse...Mercenary Kian Valera wants nothing more than to retire from a life of blood and butchery. But when an arrogant princeling offers him enough gold to buy a throne, Kian straps on his sword for one last mission. And besides, what... show more
Heroes are not born, they are forged in the fires of apocalypse...Mercenary Kian Valera wants nothing more than to retire from a life of blood and butchery. But when an arrogant princeling offers him enough gold to buy a throne, Kian straps on his sword for one last mission. And besides, what could be easier than guarding a prince who wants to sow his royal seed in every backwater fortress and village throughout the realm?Turns out, dying would’ve been easier. Kian discovers too late that the prince’s ambition has shattered the foundations of the world, and that he intends to remake all Creation. As the moons collide and the skies burn, Kian and his devastated company of warriors hound the demented prince across a nightmare realm. At every turn, Kian must fight for his life against demons escaped from the underworld, and those who they have transformed into blood-hungry terrors. Along the way, Kian meets a powerful and beautiful woman who steals his heart, even as she prepares him for a battle he has small hope of winning. To triumph, Kian must summon all his skill and courage, he must sacrifice more than he ever imagined he could, and he must embrace the dark secret that binds him to the power-mad prince. Only one thing is certain: if Kian fails, the world of men will burn in the fires of apocalypse, and the God King will rule unchallenged and unpunished. Reading order:The God King (book one)Crown of the Setting Sun (book two)Shadow and Steel (book three)Wrath of the Fallen (book four) coming in the Fall of 2013!Other series by James A. West: Songs of the ScorpionReaper of Sorrows (volume one)Lady of Regret (volume two)Dystopian ThrillerBeasts of the FieldLook for book two in the Fall/Winter 2013
Publish date: November 11th 2011
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Pages no: 353
Edition language: English
Series: Heirs of the Fallen (#1)
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I dowloaded a free copy of The God King from Amazon. In exchange, I offer the author this, my honest review.At the outset, I will note a couple of things that under most circumstances might have made me set this book aside—both are issues wholly personal to me and are not likely to speak to other re...