It is my turn on the blog tour for the winner of the inaugural Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA)! It was an honour to be a part of BBNYA in 2020 and there were so many fantastic entrants, but this one came out on top. Many congratulations to Graham Austin-King, and let us hope he is enjoying the prizes and basking in the glory of his fabulous achievement!
As always, thank you very much to Mr. BBNYA, otherwise known as Dave @ The Write Reads, for actually creating the awards and indeed facilitating this blog tour. Thank you as well to Ellie, Becky, and Esmée, whose tireless work helped ensure the awards were a success. I also have to give my customary shout out to Noly for creating another brilliant banners which you can find at the top of this post.
Somewhat shamefully, I have not been able to read The Lore Of Prometheus yet, as I was not assigned it during BBNYA and I did not have the time to pick it up ahead of this tour, but it is definitely on my to-do list! For that reason I am merely doing a spotlight today.
By the way, If you are an author and would like to know more about the 2021 BBNYA Competition, you can visit the official website or @BBNYA_ Official on Twitter @BBNYA_ Official. If you would like to enter the competition, you can fill out the BBNYA 2021 Author sign-up form. Before you do, I would suggest you read the terms and conditions first 🙂
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.
From what I gather through his somewhat sardonically written Goodreads profile, Graham Austin-King began writing while at university, having read a sizeable number of fantasy novels in his youth. His education comprised of subjects including journalism, international relations, and law.
He has since released a total of five novels, including the Riven Wyrde Saga, a trilogy published in quick succession between 2014 and 2015. The Lore Of Prometheus was released in 2018 and with the help of BBNYA, has given him increased notoriety. Austin-King lives in the UK, but previously spent 10 years in Canada.
Do remember to check out all the other posts on the blog tour, and also stay tuned for my review when I finally get round to reading it!