Author Topic: THE HERON KINGS, grimdark medieval fantasy, out now!  (Read 923 times)

Offline mafiaking1936

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THE HERON KINGS, grimdark medieval fantasy, out now!
« on: June 16, 2020, 08:14:10 AM »
Thanks in no small part to all the wonderful help I've gotten here and elsewhere, my debut novel The Heron Kings has been released by Flame Tree Press, and I've love to add it to the bookshelf.

It's available in Ebook, paperback and yes, even hardcover! Check it out:

Or if you're sick and tired of giving Jeff Bezos money, there are some alternate buy links on my site here:

Here's the blurb:

After a warlord slaughters her patients, Sister Alessia quits the cloister and strikes out on her own to heal the victims of a brutal dynastic conflict. Her roaming forest camp unwittingly becomes the center of a vengeful peasant insurgency, raiding the forces of both sides to survive. Alessia struggles to temper their fury as well as tend wounds, consenting to ever greater violence to keep her new charges safe. When they uncover proof of a foreign conspiracy prolonging the bloodshed, Alessia risks the very lives she’s saved to expose the truth and bring the war to an end.

And the glowing review from Publishers Weekly:

Lewis’s excellent debut introduces a band of well-drawn outlaws who don’t care who wins the civil war that’s ravaging their land, just so long as it ends. Young healer Alessia abandons her monastic order when it bows to the bloodthirsty General Taurix, peasant Ulnoth is out for revenge after soldiers murder his family, and soldier Corren leaves his battalion to avoid killing innocents. Though their personalities initially clash, the deserters band together in a forest encampment, where they attract other refugees. But living peacefully proves impossible, and the three new leaders enact a cunning, deadly defense against the increasingly vicious armies. When they learn that the warring armies might themselves be pawns in a larger political game, it’s up to Alessia, Ulnoth, and Corren to stop the violence once and for all. The central trio are marvelously realized, and their developments amid the ongoing horrors are effortlessly convincing. Readers who love medieval-esque fantasy will delight in this rousing tale of rebellion.

And from Grimdark Magazine:

"Dark, brutal and bloody, Lewis is not afraid to pack a punch...full of intelligent dialogue and intriguing plot points."


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Re: THE HERON KINGS, grimdark medieval fantasy, out now!
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 06:45:19 PM »