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A Kingdom Forgotten

(A Throne of Souls #1)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  10 reviews
We, the seeds of Humanity, are all the descendants of hardened criminals, fighting to survive the unmaking of A Throne of Souls.

Magic and technology have already met on a world far more advanced than our own only to dispense their most dangerous and hardened criminals, for magic has been outlawed. Their descendants—us, here on Earth, along with the rest of Humanity—are now
ebook, First, 471 pages
Published October 15th 2016 by Apple iBooks
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Feb 06, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: avoid
I genuinely don’t know where to begin with this review. All I know is that if I have to read the word “seductively” one more time, I’m going to scream into a pillow for five years. Even typing the word is giving me PTSD. Buddy, if your characters are as smoking hot as you describe, you won’t need to continuously use the word ‘seductive’ to describe everything they do. Every single one of them was described as some variation of ‘handsome’, ‘stunning’, ‘chiselled’, or ‘perfect’. The women were bea ...more
Eryn Bradshaw
May 02, 2018 marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
Charles McDonald starts the book off with a "How To" for reading his book to help the reader to understand there are time jumps and characters swaps throughout his book. I thought this was reasonable to do, just so that readers can understand what his symbols meant. However, after reading further into the book, I began to really loathe the sheer number of time skips and characters. It was difficult to keep up with. I'm sure there are more rhyme and reason to it when you get further into the book ...more
Charles Jr.
Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: SciFi, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, and Military-Fiction Fans
I won't review this book since I wrote it, but I'll share the first Critic Review from Christopher Ford in the U.K. His full review is expected to be published very soon and available on his site

In his preview of his review Christopher said: "As for the story itself, it is a very complex plot line with lots of fascinating characters. However, I do not think you should change anything for the following books. It will not appeal to everyone, but then no book does, but to t
Christopher Ford
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The review I am bringing you today is a very special one. If you are looking forward to an easy, leisurely read that will while away a few hours, then please, please look elsewhere. If you are looking for a difficult, challenging and thought provoking read that will change your view of literature forever then look no further than A Kingdom Forgotten. This offering is the debut from American author Charles McDonald, and wow…what a debut!!

When I first spoke to Charles and he asked me to review his
Becky Baumgardner
Fair warning, this is my longest review yet. I don’t feel like this author’s work is well-known so I’ll try to help out.

Before I decided to read this book, I did some homework on the material because at the beginning of each book there is a preface and it can come off as intimidating content. I've read well over a hundred books now and well into my second hundred and complex content doesn't really scare me off. That's important for this series, because it is dense material and (by the author's o
Jessa Julian
Jan 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
McDonald writes with a style that Robert Jordan would be proud of!

See my full review on
Jonah Levkowitz
May 07, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
Written across a vast expanse of time and space, Charles McDonald Jr's novel is a multi-layered revival of several genres: sci-fi, fantasy and drama.

To divulge, I began to learn that McDonald Jr's world-building is a refreshing expression of magic realism. A mixture of medievalism, post-modernity and a splash of futurism thrown in shouldn't have worked as well as it did. Semantic language captures tone and themes of the novel so I was aware of the location and time-frame we had entered.

Aimee Ann
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Kingdom Forgotten is a dramatic, thrilling and exciting novel that will keep readers entertained, captivated and engrossed from start to finish. Fantasy reads are my go to read and even more so when they have a unique twist; A Kingdom Forgotten does have this because it is a novel that combines magic with technology and takes readers on an unforgettable journey through different periods of time. Now that I have finished A Kingdom Forgotten I can honestly write that never before have I been so ...more
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
" unto..." has become my most disliked phrase in a book. It is over used and makes the writing look clumsy. Keep your similes simple. The author clearly has a lot of good ideas bouncing around in his head, but this book needs a lot of editing. I have no desire to read the next book in the series. ...more
Jun 29, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars, but goodreads doesnt allow partial star marking. See my review at
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Charles W. McDonald Jr. was born in Oklahoma City, raised in Norman, Oklahoma, and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a BBA in Management Information Systems and a Minor in Economics. He also has a background in Aerospace Engineering and High Availability Systems Engineering. Honorably discharged from the United States Air Force Reserves, he also has a background in the armed forces. ...more

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