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Prophecy of the Kings - a Fantasy Trilogy
« on: May 03, 2010, 02:06:16 am »
Hello. I am the author of The Prophecy of the Kings, a fantasy trilogy which comprises Legacy of the Eldric, Dragon Rider and Shadow of the Demon. The three books are now available on Kindle. See below for the links.

Sample chapters and reviews are available on my website http://davidburrows.org.uk/.

The books have recently achieved a Gold Award on http://readersfavorite.com/cat-71.htm?review=3451. The Prophecy of the Kings was also July Book of the Month on http://www.sciencefictionandfantasy.co.uk/legacy-of-the-eldric.htm.

This review is from Science Fiction and Fantasy Website:

"In the distant past an all but forgotten race called the Eldric fought against the demon hordes in the legendary Krell Wars. In a close fought battle the Eldric became victorious and banished the soul of the Demon Horde's leader, a sorcerer of immense power known as Drachar. After the battle the Eldric disappeared from the land, taking with them the knowledge of sorcery lest another rise up and misuse the power and they, along with the war and knowledge of demons faded into myth and legend.

Recent times have given rise to a prophecy that says the shade of Drachar will rise again and with him the demon hordes.

Kaplyn is a prince of the realm who is desperate to escape the stifling confines of the Royal Court and sneaks away for an adventure. Kaplyn manages to find trouble soon enough in the form of bandits who have captured a stranger to the land. After rescuing this stranger, who goes by the name of Lars and has been shipwrecked on this land after a storm, they soon encounter Vastra, a sorcerer who enlists their help to find a relic of the long dead Eldric. All three soon become embroiled in a quest to discover just what happened to the Legendary Eldric and if possible, bring them back.

Legacy of the Eldric is a classic high fantasy novel, inspired by JRR Tolkien work (as many authors are) the novel manages to pay homage to the Lord of the Rings without any attempts at plagiarism. The central protagonists are rich in character and well fleshed out, Kaplyn the young prince desperate to have some adventure and avoid the drudgery of his high born life, while Lars is the tough but dependable fighter while the sorcerer Vastra is the unknown quantity, somewhat dark and troubled and really only seeming to aid when there is something in it for himself. Vastra shows the weaker elements of the human psyche, greed, selfishness, anger and sometimes even malice but occasionally tempered by more positive character traits.

The plot is quite fast paced with the minimum amount of world building needed to give background to the story while the 3rd person narrative is both clear and easy to read. Although the novel does contain the standard fantasy fair of Dwarves, Elves (at least their equivalent) and evil creatures, we are only really introduced to these as the story requires and nothing feels forced.

Legacy of the Eldric is pure escapism, a high fantasy novel that manages to entertain from beginning to end with an easy to read narrative, interesting characters and intelligent world building, I highly recommend this novel to any fan of fantasy fiction."


For those who have read it - let me know what you think. I would welcome your comments.

Good reading

David  :)
« Last Edit: November 19, 2013, 10:59:41 am by Davidjb »

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    Re: New fantasy trilogy
    « Reply #1 on: May 03, 2010, 06:55:59 am »
    Looks interesting! Got a sample. Good luck to you!
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    « Reply #2 on: May 04, 2010, 09:04:54 am »
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    « Reply #3 on: May 08, 2010, 09:43:50 am »
    Hi David,

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    Re: New fantasy trilogy - The Prophecy of the Kings
    « Reply #5 on: June 19, 2010, 10:04:31 am »
    Welcome. Bought all three for my TBR list (ostly because I have dragon rider's also - but they're Chinese)  ;D Love your covers.

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    Re: New fantasy trilogy - The Prophecy of the Kings
    « Reply #6 on: June 19, 2010, 03:14:19 pm »
    From another dedicated fantasy writer, I'd like to extend a hand of welcome to you. The water's warm here, so jump right in. Hopefully we'll see you popping into the Writer's Cafe for a little reconnoitering too. Good luck with the book and series. I can't wait to check them out!

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    Re: New fantasy trilogy - The Prophecy of the Kings
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    Re: New fantasy trilogy - The Prophecy of the Kings
    « Reply #8 on: June 19, 2010, 11:04:19 pm »
    Welcome David!  I'll be sure to check out your books since they are written in my preferred genre  ;D.  Good luck with your writing!
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    Re: New fantasy trilogy - The Prophecy of the Kings - Kindle low price
    « Reply #9 on: July 10, 2010, 09:39:53 am »
    Congratulations.
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    Re: New fantasy trilogy - The Prophecy of the Kings - Kindle low price
    « Reply #10 on: July 10, 2010, 09:47:15 am »
    Just wanted to say that I decided to give Prophecy of the Kings a try. I'm in the middle of Dragon Rider (book 2) and literally glued to my Kindle! Very solid Fantasy, very well written, utterly enjoyable! And yes, I have already downloaded book 3  ;D

    Thank you for a great new find - it just doesn't happen that often anymore.

    Anyone into solid epic fantasy just can't afford to pass this one by!

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    Re: New fantasy trilogy - The Prophecy of the Kings - book of the month
    « Reply #11 on: July 18, 2010, 10:00:12 am »
    I'm halfway through Shadow of the Demon (book 3) and couldn't agree more: this is a fantastic trilogy, one of the most enjoyable reads I have had in a while, really! Now it's getting bitter sweet though: can't wait to read what happens next (and how it finishes) and I NEED to read on, but I also don't want it to end and so find myself slowing down, aaaargh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you for writing it and bringing your readers such a good time through it David  :)

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    Re: New fantasy trilogy - The Prophecy of the Kings - July book of the month
    « Reply #13 on: September 05, 2010, 08:01:11 am »
    Looks like a cool trilogy and compliments on a very professional announcement.

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    Re: Epic fantasy - The Prophecy of the Kings - Gold Award Winner
    « Reply #15 on: October 22, 2010, 07:10:03 am »
    I'm pleased to announce that Book 1 of The Prophecy of the Kings (Legacy of the Eldric) is our KB Book of the Day!
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    Re: Epic fantasy - The Prophecy of the Kings - Gold Award Winner
    « Reply #16 on: October 22, 2010, 08:47:11 am »
    I love to read books with dragons, just bought all three.

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    I love to read books with dragons, just bought all three.

    I thought they were all great and couldn't put them down!!!!! Hope you enjoy them as much as I did  :)

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    Re: Epic fantasy - The Prophecy of the Kings - Gold Award Winner
    « Reply #18 on: November 12, 2010, 07:48:48 pm »
    Hi all

    I hope others are enjoying the books. I have created a facebook page for The Prophecy of the Kings. If you are on facebook then sign up. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=122804761106404

    Good reading

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    Re: Dragons, demons and one man's fate - The Prophecy of the Kings
    « Reply #19 on: December 15, 2010, 01:26:36 am »
    This is the latest Amazon review (.co.uk) http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/0955676088/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

    This is the most captivating fantasy work that I have read in the last 10 years. The tale starts as a simple adventure but soon runs into magic, parallel worlds, dragons and souls connected through time and space. The story unfolds in 3-D technicolour in your mind as you read with each character coming to life as they arrive in the storyline. If you like your fantasy with twists and turns written with a refreshing originality, then this is the book for you.

    Take a read of the trilogy for yourself. If you have read the books, let me know what you think or post your own review.

    Good reading  

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    Re: Dragons, demons and one man's fate - The Prophecy of the Kings
    « Reply #20 on: January 16, 2011, 12:52:08 am »
    This is the latest Amazon.co.uk review http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/0955676053/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

    "The Legacy of Eldric was brilliant. It had me completely gripped. I was torn between not wanted to put it down, but also being so tense (I couldn't possibly admit to being scared!) that I almost didn't want to read on... but I just had to. It just had me hooked - I'm half way through the next one, and think the third might just have to be my Christmas present to myself.

    If you like reading about elves, dragons, demons and all kinds of fantasy adventures - then I thoroughly recommend The Legacy of Eldric to you. Enjoy (I did!)"

     
    Try it for yourself while the low price holds and let me know what you think

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    Re: Guardian Angels
    « Reply #21 on: January 29, 2011, 08:08:45 am »
    Apparently 40% of people believe in guardian angels. What do you believe? Read the Prophecy of the Kings and see how the author deals with this subject. For most people the link with their guardian angel is tenuous, a warning in the dark of the night, a feeling on entering a room for the first time, ghostly eyes and not being alone

           Imagine then a guardian angel being your twin: a twin who died in the womb and was never born. How much closer would your link be with your guardian? How would that affect your life, being closer to the spirit world? Would you use that power for good, or for ill?

           Imagine your guardian spirit being the shade of a dead emperor from another world: a world not much different to yours; a world at war, a war at the behest of the emperor who is now your guardian: a world with a dark secret. How would this affect your dreams? Could you sleep?

           Imagine your guardian being a demon. Now the link to the spirit world is complete. At night your dreams are no longer your own. Look into the demon world and see the horror they create. Live with that and rejoice. What would that make you?

    These are the characters in the books. Read the novels and see who you are most like. How would you cope?

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    Re: The Prophecy of the Kings - Thanks
    « Reply #22 on: March 20, 2011, 02:46:44 pm »
    Just checked out the new cover art for book 1, and have to say that I really like it! But it doesn't fit as well with the cover art of books 2 and 3 - are you going to change the covers of those too?

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    Re: The Prophecy of the Kings - Thanks
    « Reply #23 on: March 21, 2011, 09:25:54 am »
    Thanks for the reply Neo. No, I like books 2 and 3 cover art. A few folk said they didn't like book 1. I had a think about it and asked the artist for this scene in particular. I'll privately post the scene so as not to ruin it for others.

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    Re: The Prophecy of the Kings - new novel coming soon
    « Reply #24 on: July 30, 2011, 12:49:22 am »
    Sales of Prophecy of the Kings has hit 1000 ebooks so thanks all. Please let me know what you think.

    Drachar's Demons. Thanks all for the help choosing the title. The book is finished bar the editing. I have just had the front cover designed. I'll post a copy on my blog http://newfantasytrilogybydavidburrows.blogspot.com/

    David
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