Today I bring you another awesome book recommendation: The Lore of Prometheus by Graham Austin-King winner of the BBNYA 2020 competition.

About BBNYA

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From the back cover

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.

What readers are saying

I read this after it won the BBNYA. Suffice it today this is a deserved winner. One of the best indie books I can remember reading. It grips you from the first page and does not let go. A truly brilliant and well researched military fantasy Buy this book!—Steph

The Lore of Prometheus is enormously fun, with vivid, visceral action scenes, disturbing realisations and engaging characters who are definitely on the darker end of the “moral shades of grey” spectrum. Austin-King blended high-octane thriller, in-depth analysis of trauma and pure badass moments into a compelling and memorable story.—Lukasz

I couldn’t put this book down, magic and military apparently make a brilliant mix!
Dark, fast paced and characters that made me care. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
X-men meets James Bond with badass female sidekick…
(Would love to see this as a movie!!)—Marielle

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.


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