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The Lore of Prometheus

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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 a
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Kindle Edition, 287 pages
Published November 30th 2018 by Fallen Leaf Press
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Emma
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Things just haven’t been right for John Carver since his last deployment. That time when everything turned to shit but he walked out the sole survivor, the ‘Miracle of Kabul’. Especially since it heralded the arrival of his new companions: the dead. His former teammates are far from happy with their new circumstances and are more than willing to tell him about it. Repeatedly. The fact that they’re supposed to be six feet under hasn’t stopped them from hanging around sporting seriously bad attitu ...more
Dyrk Ashton
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was privileged enough to get an ARC of this, and loved it. It's like Myke Cole’s Shadow Ops meets Matt Helm meets Remo Williams in the coolest possible way. This is brutal, thrilling, action-packed military fantasy at its absolute best. Austin-King’s attention to detail and fast paced snarky style make this book a must read. Not kidding. If you're into military fantasy, or even if you're not, you have to give this a try.
Lukasz
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Actual rating: 4.5/5 but I'll round it up.

It’s a strange day when the guy who talks to dead people begins to think he’s the normal one.


The Lore of Prometheus protagonist, John Carver, is a broken ex-military with severe PTSD symptoms. During his last field mission in Kabul, terrorists killed his squad members. Saved by a miracle, he blames himself for the tragedy. His dead squad members share the sentiment and express it on a daily basis.

A desperate situation forces John to return to Afghanis
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Mike Everest Evans
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Full disclosure: I read a pre-release version of this novel.

Lore of Prometheus is a blend of military, science fiction, real world issues, and Saw-like thrills and blood spills. It follows the story of John Carver, ex-soldier, who is trying to run from both his past and future by living in the present, which hasn’t worked out for him so far, not when you can’t escape your own thoughts – or the voices in your head. From the streets of London to the streets of Kabul, Carver will have to face his o
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Lynn K : Grimmedian
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Mixing magic into a modern war zone The Lore of Prometheus is thriller that will hook you quickly. This book was nearly a straight through read for me. Though the magic isn’t apparent immediately, and the problems already faced by our reluctant protagonist, John Carver, are disturbing at the very least.
For the past 5 years, he’s been crippled with an addiction to gambling and alcohol. He’s hounded by his old military squad, who are dead, quite literally. He lives his life as far away from others
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Adrian Collins
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Review by Timy Takacs on Grimdark Magazine.

When Graham Austin-King first approached me about an ARC of The Lore of Prometheus he described it as sort of Dean Koontz / Stephen King / Clive Barker style. Now, I’ve read one Koontz book and maybe two of King’s. I liked Koontz; King I’m not sure about. I was still interested, so said “bring it on”. Then the blurb was released and I started to think I might have made a mistake. A soldier MC, the story set in Kabul and the book further described as mil
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Tom
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Lore of Prometheus has an incredibly strong opening chapter and the black humour, heart-wrenching scenes and constant intrigue only thicken as it forms a gritty paste, not unlike the one the characters come to enjoy, sort of, eventually. Where they differ is that the taste and flavour of the book has been expertly crafted by a talented writer. The research put into not only nursing but also military and post-traumatic stress disorder amongst other things shines and really keeps the writing w ...more
Jeff Bryant
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Privileged to read and ARC this work.
Think XMen origins written by Robert Ludlum and you have Graham Austin-Kings tale The Lord of Prometheus. Carver, an ex British Special Forces literally haunted by his past and with a strange secret of his own finds himself hired to provide security for a Middle Eastern political figure. He finds there is more than meets the eye here and his past catches up with him with a clandestine organization.
Mackenzie is an Australian serving in humanitarian organiza
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Timy
Holy shit, this was pretty good. Rating and review to come.
Mihir
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it

Read Lukasz and my full review over at Fantasy Book Critic

OVERVIEW/ANALYSIS (MIHIR): When Graham Austin-King announced his newest a few weeks ago, I was intrigued. After reading Faithless, one thing was abundantly clear. Graham knew how to psychologically and physically torture his characters without making it exploitative. His writing and characterization were also top notch so that readers preferring a darker bent to their stories would find everything to like in his tales. The Lore Of Prome
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Dustin
Dec 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the second book I’ve read by Graham Austin-King, the first being Faithless, and I’ve been impressed by the fast pace and smooth prose in both titles. Lore of Prometheus is action-packed and also has some heart to go along with a touch of horror. Definitely recommended.
David O'Brien
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An entertaining read that breaks from Austin-kings other books.

The summary doesn't do this book justice. It feels a bit of a mash up between a Tom Clancey / Xmen / girl with all the gifts type read where you're racing towards the end where you are unsure how it will conclude. There's a dark humour to it which adds an extra level and the characters are likeable and a bit unpredictable.

It's a very enjoyable read, by one of my favourite writers and it doesn't disappoint. I'd recommend to anyone w
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Graham Austin-King was born in the south of England and weaned on broken swords and half-forgotten spells. A shortage of these forced him to consume fantasy novels at an ever-increasing rate, turning to computers and tabletop gaming between meals.

He experimented with writing at the beginning of an education that meandered through journalism, international relations, and law. To this day he is com
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