The Last King’s Amulet
I’ve got a number of indie-published fantasy novels on my Nook or my Kindle app on the phone, and I’m going to try to read some of them over the spring.
The first of these is one I bought a while back but for some reason didn’t read immediately. Probably too many other things to read distracted me.
But I have finally read The Last King’s Amulet. It’s the first volume in The Price of Freedom, of which there are at least four books. I’ve already downloaded the second, The Key to the Grave. This is military fantasy with a philosophical edge, and I found it quite readable. Continue reading
Promise of Blood
ebook Kindle $1.99 Nook $2.00
Yes, I know this one has been out since last spring. I’m behind, okay? Don’t try to tell me you’re current on your TBR pile, ‘cuz we both know better.
Anyway, if you like military fantasy set in an Industrial Revolution type setting, with lots of action, intrigue, guillotines, and not a few surprises, then this a book for you. I mean, just look at the cover. I saw it and was immediately hooked.
Field Marshall Tamas has lead a coup against the king of Adro. The king was going to sign a treaty basically enslaving Adro to the neighboring kingdom of Kez. He says he’s done it for the people, and unlike most military takeovers, he’s on the level. He’s got a group of civilians in on the plot with him to help him rule.
Tamas is a powder mage, a sorcerer whose powers are limited to guns and gunpowder. They are natural enemies of ordinary sorcerers, called Privileged. Tamas slaughters the king’s cabal of sorcerers, but before they die they each warn him about breaking Kresimir’s Promise. Continue reading