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The Wire meets Excalibur in this stunning urban fantasy.

From the drug gangs of downtown Indianapolis, the one true king will arise.

The King Arthur myth gets dramatically retold through the eyes of street hustler King, as he tries to unite the crack dealers, gangbangers and the monsters lurking within them to do the right thing.

From the drug gangs of downtown Indianapolis,
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Paperback, 874 pages
Published September 25th 2012 by Angry Robot (first published January 1st 2012)
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Jaime
Sep 26, 2012 Jaime rated it it was ok
King Maker

the introduction to the story was good. We learn a bit about Luther (this version’s Uther), the neighborhood, and the changes and adjustments from the traditional Arthurian Legend. As the story starts, you may find it a bit slow, but I was still on board. Until the author used each new chapter to introduce new character’s. It got ridiculous. It was hard to keep track of who was who, what gang they belonged to (if any at all). If they believed in magic, if they were magical, or if they
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Huw Steer
May 04, 2016 Huw Steer rated it did not like it
A confusing and disappointing read.

I was intrigued by the concept of the book, but swiftly put off by the inconsistent and wayward description, and lack of any coherent narrative. The book jumps from one character to the next without ever contextualising where they are and their relationships with the previous characters. There is no proper description of the setting, nor of the apparent villains of the story and their roles. By the end of the book I managed to gather that the 'bad guys' are bot
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Jefferson
Nov 27, 2012 Jefferson rated it did not like it
An intriguing premise (the King Arthur story re-told as an urban gangster epic) is unfortunately marred by extremely amateurish and inconsistent writing. I had to give up after five chapters.
arjuna
Feb 02, 2013 arjuna rated it liked it
OK, first off - quite apart from the book itself, there are several problems with this omnibus edition which could be very easily solved by a proofreader. Seriously. Typos, missing words, substitutions ("yes" for "eyes", etc)... just a little bit of attention before printing, folks, it makes a BIG difference. Very frustrating.

Onto the writing: sadly this series seems to be one of those great ideas let down by uncertainty of execution. On the plus side: excellent premise - and worth keeping/re-re
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Lily
Jan 23, 2014 Lily rated it liked it
I love to read variations on the King Arthur story and I liked Broaddus' take very modern and interesting. I would have given it more stars but I felt the book had too much character development and not enough action. I really like character development but it was a little too much. I would like to read some more of his books though.
Phillip
I liked the concept of the Wire meets King Arthur but in many parts book was too disjointed to follow and you kind of know how it will end.
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