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Title: Kings of Lore and Legend
Author: Andrew Q. Gordon
Publisher: DSP Publications
Cover Artist: Angsty G
Dumbarten should have been the end of Farrell’s efforts to find his distant ancestor Kel, but the Six have other plans. Farrell is told to continue his search for answers in Agloth, the temple city to Seritia. Forced by the Goddess to ride across the vast continent of Lourdria, Farrell and his companions learn that Meglar’s reach extends well beyond the borders of Ardus. And Agloth, despite being dedicated to the Goddess of Love, is also home to a millennia-old curse that Farrell must end if he wants to complete his task.
Answers don’t come easily, and Farrell determines he must travel to the Dwarf Kingdom of Colograd to continue his quest. When an ally of Meglar’s threatens Agloth, Farrell cuts short his time in Colograd and rushes back to defend Seritia’s home. The attack seems doomed to fail, but the death of one of his companions distracts Farrell at a critical moment. Battling against his crushing grief, Farrell struggles to save Agloth, his friends, and himself. And even if he survives, he still hasn’t found Kel or his answers.
Andrew Q. Gordon ~ Kings of Lore and Legend ~ Guest Post
Promoting a book is a bit like driving a car. You want to keep on a set path. You can move around some, but you need to stay inside your lane. “Buy my book” leaves one very important question unanswered—why? As in, “why should I buy your book?”
I’m going to assume answers like, “because,” or “because I wrote it,” or pointing to the pretty cover don’t help either. That just gets you to look at the book. The rest is up to me. Sigh. I suck at selling. No really. I couldn’t sell cold water in the dessert. We have these ‘self-evals’ at work and you’re supposed to tell them all the great things you do. I’m like, well… um… yeah, I did…. I’ve seen some of the other people’s. They go on and on, talking about this routine thing like it was the greatest thing since toast. So not me.
The series, however, is something of a labor of love. It began as a hobby. Then I kept at it because the husband enjoyed it. I’ve refined it a fair bit since it began, but it was still written for one person, my husband. If he’d said not to share it, I wouldn’t have.
But still. You want to know why you should buy and read Kings of Lore and Legend. Right. Well first off, if you don’t know why, you probably shouldn’t. That sounds weird, almost rude, but it’s actually pretty true. KOLAL is Book III in the Champion of the Gods series. You won’t understand it if you didn’t read Books I & II. But if you’ve read the first two books, you know why you want to keep reading. Which is why I say, if you don’t know why, you probably shouldn’t read it. (See what I mean about sucking at sales?) To fix that, I’m willing to give everyone a free copy of The Last Grand Master—Book I in the series. I might suck as selling, but I’m long on confidence. I’m convinced if you like fantasy and you start the series, most of you are going to want to keep reading. And if that isn’t enough, DSP Publication has made The Eye and the Arm—Book II in the series—available for .99 cents.
Now for some details. Champion of the Gods is not a romance. It has a very tiny romance plot, but that has morphed into a committed pairing by the middle of Book I. The main couple is still together in Book II & III, but there’s no more build up, no first kiss etc.
This is fantasy—high fantasy to be exact—but the story is very character driven. There is magic, and sword fighting, and Gods, and magical beings etc, but those kinds of scenes are woven into the rest of the story.
Much of the story is a journey, both physical and personal. The main character searches his world for answers and in the process we get to see his growth as a person. You’ll get ‘seriously cool magic’ (that from Brandilyn’s review) and a fair bit of world building to go with that main course of journey.
All of which should be reason enough to take a chance and ‘buy’ the first book for free. I’m so convinced you’ll enjoy it, that I’ll give your money back if you’re not satisfied. (Sorry, that’s the only real salesy line I know, but it is true.) And just in case that’s not enough, I’m going to leave you with a video about the series.
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Book two, The Eye and the Arm, is now just .99 cents. The sale is only until May 1, 2016.
About the Author
Andrew Q. Gordon wrote his first story back when yellow legal pads, ball point pens were common and a Smith Corona correctable typewriter was considered high tech. Adapting with technology, he now takes his MacBook somewhere quiet when he wants to write.
He currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his partner of twenty years, their young daughter and dog. In addition to dodging some very self-important D.C. ‘insiders’, Andrew uses his commute to catch up on his reading. When not working or writing, he enjoys soccer, high fantasy, baseball and seeing how much coffee he can drink in a day.
On his website: www.andrewqgordon.com,
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/andrewqugordon,
On Twitter: @andrewqgordon,
Or just email him: email@example.com
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