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The Broken King: A McFalls County Story

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An eshort story introduces readers to Brian Panowich's brutal, mesmerizing North Georgia landscape, in preparation for Like Lions (4/30/19).

"No king lives forever, and Gareth was getting old."

Enter the world of Brian Panowich, where Gareth Burroughs runs McFalls county, in north Georgia, and all the criminal enterprises therein. Two of his three sons, Halford and Buckley,
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ebook, 15 pages
Published March 5th 2019 by Minotaur Books
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Annet
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wew, this book is pretty brutal! A prequel short story to Bull Mountain and Like Lions of Brian Panowich, both great books. This short story may even be better, so excellently written, not a word too much, great atmosphere and full of character and yes, the fire licks from the pages. Although the content of this story is harsh and brutal I would despite that say this story is written in a poetic way. Weird, isn't it.... but that's my view.

It's about the bad side of the Burroughs clan. For gener
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karen
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hey-shorty, grit-lit
oh my god, this exists??

it does! and now i have read it!

it exists and it is 23 pages long and even though, chronologically, it can be called a prequel to Bull Mountain and Like Lions, and is (presumably) being released now in order to build excitement for Like Lions’ U.S. release date (april 30!!), it would be my advice to read this after Like Lions. there is a moment in that book where TRUTHS are REVEALED and long-held BELIEFS are OVERTURNED and this short story will remove all of the GASP of
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Cheri
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, grit-lit, georgia
This short story (e-story) is a prequel to Brian Panowich’s Like Lions originally slated for release in 2018, this is scheduled to be released on 30 April 2019. For those of you who are eagerly awaiting the release of Like Lions , this prequel also includes the first few chapters of that to whet your appetite.

”Gareth Burroughs died by fire during an ice storm.”

This is the opening sentence in The Broken King, describing the man as seen by the people of Bull Mountain as a saint to some, a
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Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2019
Fabulous short story, can't wait to read the next novel!
Alex Carbo
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Best short story to come out of 2019 where Panowich humanize Garrett and makes us weep for the Burroughs clan.

Brian Panowich writes like his house is on fire and the only way to put it out is to put pen on paper.
Dr Brown
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Could have been a long chapter in either of the two other books about Bull Mountain. But hey, i ain't complaining, I loved this family saga/tragedy
Catherine Mihm
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Burroughs law

Nice background into where Clayton came from and what happened in his youth to bring about his manner of being sheriff. Looking forward to reading Bull Mountain.
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Brian Panowich is an award winning author, a Georgia firefighter, and a father to four incredible children. His first novel, BULL MOUNTAIN (Putnam Books) topped the best thriller list of 2015 on Apple iBooks, placed in the top twenty best books of 2015 on Amazon, and went on to win the International Thriller Writers Award (2016) for Best First Novel, as well as the Pat Conroy Award (formally the S ...more