Thursday, January 21, 2016

Promotional Post: King of the Storm by B.A. Brock #Review #Giveaway

by B. A. Brock
Published 24 November 2015 by DSP Publications
Genre: Bisexual Romantic Fantasy
Length: 113k or 302 pages
 
 
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Blurb
 
No one can outrun destiny or the gods.
In Epiro, a kingdom in Greece, Perseus is prophesied to be a great demigod hero and king, with a legacy that will shape the world of Gaia. When he was born, his grandfather exiled him, and his mother brought them to Seriphos, where she created an academy for demigod youth. Perseus trains there and waits for the day when he will be able to take the throne of Argos.
Despite potential future glory, Perseus’s fellow students think he is weak. By the time he reaches manhood, he has given up the hope of having any real friends, until Antolios, a son of Apollo, takes an unexpected interest in him. Perseus and Antolios fall in love, but Antolios knows it cannot last and leaves Seriphos.
Perseus, grief-stricken and lonely, rebels against the Fates, thinking he can avoid the prophecy and live his own life. But when the gods find him, he is thrust into an epic adventure. With his divine powers, he fights gorgons and sea serpents, and battles against his darker nature. Perseus strives to be his own man… but the gods have other plans.


Review

This is the debut novel for author B.A. Brock and I know that always makes people nervous. You think, “Oh no, a new author. I want to wait and see what everyone says before I spend my money.” Okay, I get it. So, here’s my take on this book. It’s quite entertaining. It takes place in Greece, but Greece of what seems like an alternate universe. Different realm maybe.  I thought that was very clever. Does it follow Greek Mythology? Hmm. Not completely, no but by shifting the reality of things Brock is able to take that creative license and work it in his favor.
Perseus is the MC in this novel and really is the lone main character really. This is his tale. His self-discovery and journey. So while there is a romance, it’s more of a book about growth and chasing what you’ve actually been running from.
There were some lagging parts of this story but it does pick up quite nicely and keep you engaged with the character (s) and thrust you back into the plot.
I’m interested in reading more of this series and what characters we will cross in upcoming books.
This is a good debut novel for sure.



About the Author

B. A. Brock has lived most of his life in the Pacific Northwest, with a couple years in Oklahoma. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in 2007 at Portland State University--which he mostly uses to contemplate how we can achieve a civilization more closely aligned with Star Trek.

During a round of Dungeons and Dragons, he discovered a desire to write out some scenes from his character’s story. Those scenes became an obsession, that obsession led to writing classes, and an author was born.

When not writing, Brock spends his time reading/reviewing novels, training for marathons, hanging out with her dog, and bemoaning the fact that the world has yet to make a decent gluten free donut.
 
 
 
 
 

Giveaway

One person will be gifted King of the Storm. Simply fill out the rafflecopter below!
Contest will run until  January 27th. Winner will be contacted via email
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6 comments:

  1. This sounds like a book I would love! Fantasy books, especially made by the authors own version, are one of my absolute favorites.

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  2. Sounds great! Love finding new authors, thanks again Mere for bringing great stories & writers to us :)

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  3. Great post and love the blurb! Congratulations on the release and much success!

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  4. Congratulations on your new book B. A.! I haven't read a story about mythology in years!

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