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Kingdom in Chains

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The common people have become the currency, outlaws have shifted to mercenaries, and freedom is no more than a thought of the past.

Fear, violence, slavery--throughout his adult life, Barloc has known no other way.

A quarter of a century has passed since King Sclavus decreed slavery legal in the Kingdom of Kuldaire, certain it was the only way to keep the economy strong. He
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Published August 26th 2017 by Evolved Publishing LLC
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Lex Allen
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In a world where slavery is legal, Barloc, a man who has known only fear, violence, and slavery is sold to Lord Harbor who offers promises of freedom. Barloc begins a thirty-day trial to determine his freedom and becomes more confused as daily events seem completely incongruous to his new owner’s pledge. Smarter than average, Barloc realizes that, regardless the weirdness of it all, this could be his last best chance for freedom and a better life. “Kingdom In Chains” is the beginning of award-wi ...more
Jessica Bronder
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Kingdom of Kuldaire was failing and Kind Sclavus decided to make slavery legal to keep things going. It has been 25 years and this is the story of Barloc. He has only known slavery and when he is sold to Lord Harbor he is offered the opportunity to be free. Of course Barloc agrees but he is confused with the tasks that he has been given. But how are the off things he does related to freedom. But you don’t plan a revolution out in the open.

This is a captivating story. It is a brutally honest
Matt von L
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kingdom In Chains was a slow burning read that spent a great deal of time setting up the world and immersing you into it completely. Zulauf writes a comprehensive tale of a man who has only know slavery as his way of life, but this tale has a beautiful movement to it and all is not what it may seem. Well written and expansive, by the time the story picks up, you are in the midst of the very kingdom in chains the title speaks of, walking and sweating beside the men and women as they bide their ti ...more
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying that this isn't a genre I normally read. I found myself pleasantly surprised by the immediate action and compelling story. Barloc is an interesting character who finds himself stuck in the worst of circumstances. I thought about this book when I wasn't reading it, and this is the type of book that could be turned into a movie or TV show. I give it 4.5 stars and look forward to the next one. 
Amanda Williams
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The plot really takes off, and how it is all going to end is totally unpredictable - the urge to keep turning pages increases in line with the pressure on the characters. Within the first few chapters, I just knew I couldn't put it down until I had devoured it's every content. It has been a long time since I have been so gripped by a book.
Anna Maria
Sep 09, 2020 rated it liked it
A very different story for sure.
Full review coming soon.
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J.W. Zulauf wears many hats while walking the streets of the writing world. He started with a focus on the short story, first winning the Marjorie Flack Award for Fiction. Then he became one of the editors for Daylight Dims, which has grown into an annual anthology. He now works as an author at Evolved Publishing, creating the children's series, 'The Balderdash Saga', beginning with 'The Undergrou ...more

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