Unlikely Prophet – half price through July!

Unlikely Prophet, the prequel to my Sword’s Edge Chronicles series is on sale, only at Smashwords.

The planet is dying.
Security Chief Avadhron has lost hope.

Forced to retreat to domes to escape the toxic atmosphere, and with earthquakes and volcanic eruptions threatening their lives, his people live in fear and anger. Avadhron struggles to keep order despite his own despair.

A long-dormant portal activatesโ€”
An alien arrives.

Avadhron doesn’t trust this alien or his altruistic offers of help, but the imminent destruction of his planet forces him to back the plan to move his people through the portal to a new world.

What dangers await on the new planet? Can they move an entire population before their world destroys itself?

I truly think you’ll love this breathtaking science fiction adventure!

Give it a go!

And if you do like it, please spread the word!

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A New Review of Unlikely Prophet! “He likes it! Hey, Mikey!”

I just got a new review of Unlikely Prophet!

Wonderful world-building infused by an origin story of planet-ending drama, class tension and alien conflict, and the hope and promise of new beginnings. If you like sword and planet, this prequel novel will be the start of a new series I think you’ll enjoy. 4 1/2 Stars.

Thank you, kind reviewer!

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Laws and Prophecies – book three of the Sword’s Edge Chronicles Available Now!

Yes, finally, after many delays, it has happened! Laws and Prophecies is now available!

Thane Alcandhor is assailed from all sides: treason within his clan, conspiracies from kin, and turmoil due to the return of the aliens known as the Enaisi. When hit by a final onslaughtโ€”rebellion by provincial lords threatening to set up their own despotic princedoms, Alcandhor is forced to choose between upholding their laws and fulfilling ancient, haunting prophecies.

Laws and Prophecies cover

Laws and Prophecies…is indeed concerned with the details of laws and prophecies, which fundamentally affect every citizen. I would call it a novel of manners, where social and legal interpretations are essential… [t]here is indeed more to science fiction than pyrotechnics.”
Piers Anthony

ย “I liked the novel very much. King covered a lot of territory and brought on a number of situations darkly hinted at in the earlier books.”
P.M. Griffin


This is book three of the Sword’s Edge Chronicles, and I do highly recommend you read these books in order:
Sword’s Edge
Children of the Enaisi

To get you started, I am offering book one, Sword’s Edge, at half-price in ebook format.

It also wouldn’t hurt to read Unlikely Prophet, the prequel which takes place 1000 years earlier, as it will give further insight to various events in the series. Just a suggestion.

 

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New Review: “Another enjoyable read by L. S. King”

A new review had been posted about Unlikely Prophet:

This was a great prequel in her Sword’s Edge series. I love how real the world feels and how the characters are just thrown into it and have to learn to live and survive. Definitely a winner.

https://amzn.to/2KwrYT2

Thank you, dear reader. I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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Two SF books on sale – get ’em now!

Right now, I have two ebooks on sale for only $0.99!

If you like space opera, try Deuces Wild: Beginners’ Luck:

And if you’re a fan of dystopian or colonization stories, Unlikely Prophet is a bit of both:

Both ebooks are available in a variety of formats.

Enjoy!

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The “heart stopping” novel Unlikely Prophet is on sale!

Unlikely Prophet, the prequel to the Sword’s Edge Chronicles is on sale for only $0.99.

This novel is unlike the others in the series, taking place on another planet, one in the throes of destroying itself. The people have retreated to living in domes, in constant fear of an earthquake or volcanic eruption ending their existence. The long-dormant portal activates, and an alien arrives offering hope. Despite their fears, few are willing to risk all to such a drastic scheme. One man becomes the force to impel his people to flee to safety before it’s too late.

“…heart stopping…”
P.M. Griffin

Available in a variety of formats.

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The genres in which I write: space opera and erm, science….fantasy?

In a conversation with another author recently, we talked about the genres in which we write. Although I write science fiction, I have two series which are vastly different. Deuces Wild is space opera, and briefly can be described as a cross between the movie (or better yet the book) Shane and the TV show Firefly. (That last is not my assessment either, but one my original editor used as comparison for the stories).

Book three is being written, and will be released in 2019, hopefully in the spring, but definitely by summer. And book one, Deuces Wild: Beginners’ Luck is currently on sale for a mere $0.99!

The other series has the feel of a fantasy world, with an agrarian culture, provincial lords, castles, capes, and swords. However, there is no magic, it’s just a forgotten alien technology that is beginning to be rediscovered. In trying to come up with a very short description for passersby at Cons, I finally came up with: “Pern without the dragons.” Which, if you like dragons, is very disappointing, but makes the point: Pern is not fantasy. The people came to the planet via spaceships, and through catastrophe, eventually lost all the technology they had. Eventually they began to rediscover it. (If you have thoughts on a better description for this sub-genre, I’d love to have the input, because trying to find where these books fit has been aggravating!)

So, if you like a fantasy-feel science fiction, you just may like the Sword’s Edge Chronicles. I have three books released in that series, with book four coming out within two months.

If you want to know a bit about their past, see some of the advanced tech they had at one time, and find out a little of the history, you could try the prequel: Unlikely Prophet, which is bit more “proper” science fiction with maglevs and people living in domes.

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My books are listed at Walmart’s website!

It’s a very cool thing to find one’s books listed in a new outlet – so seeing my books listed on Walmart’s website was fantastic!

It doesn’t look like they have an author page so one can list all of one’s books and have folks search by author, but yep, they’re there. They use the Kobo format, so if you prefer your ebooks in Kobo, they’ve got ’em!

If you’re new to my books, You might give Sword’s Edge a try, the first book in its series, or the first novel in my other series: Deuces Wild: Beginners’ Luck, which is on sale this month for only $0.99!

Of course, if you prefer other ebook formats, or would rather have a print book, you can choose your favorite from the offerings on my site:

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Dover Comic Con was fantastic!

Today was so superb! Not only did I have a booth in between two great writers and author friends (Will Hahn and Bobbie Palmer), but I saw many other friends as well and some great cosplay. (And I got to hug lots of the Doctor! Wheeeee!)

So all of that in and of itself made it a fantastic day, but something else made it even better. I had folks come up to my table exclaiming about my new book. It wasn’t always the same one either. Quite a few wanted the second book of the Deuces Wild series, Stacking the Deck, and some wanted Children of the Enaisi (book two of the Sword’s Edge Chronicles). When they found out there was also a prequel that takes place 1,000 years before, quite a few snatched that one up too.

I got home to a private message from someone who wants book four (when its released) for a gift for a family member who is a big fan of my books. And a FB post mentioning me from someone at the Con who loves my writing.

Wow! Just…wow!

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