I was so lucky to get to be on the Blogger panel for The Book Blogger Novel of the Year Awards (BBNYA) 2020. While I haven’t had a chance to read all the books in the top 10 yet I will be posting the reviews for those that I have read and letting you in on all the gossip for those that I haven’t gotten to yet.
If you don’t know BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors.
If you are an author and wish to learn more about the 2021 BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website or our Twitter account, @BBNYA_Official . If you would like to sign-up and enter your book, you can find the BBNYA 2021 AUTHOR SIGN UP FORM HERE. Please make sure to carefully read our terms and conditions before entering.
If you are a book blogger or reviewer, you can apply to be part of BBNYA 2021 by filling out this form (also remember to read the terms and conditions before signing up)!
BBNYA is brought to you in association with the Folio Society (If you love beautiful books you NEED to check out their website! I have their copies of Murder of Roger Acroyd and H2G2 and they are stunning!!!!) And the book blogger support group TheWriteReads.
Todays Spotlight is for 2020 BBNYA’s Winner!
Title: Lore Of Prometheus
Author: Graham Austin-King
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 addiction, dragging himself through life one day at a time.
Desperation has pulled him back to Afghanistan, back to the heat, the dust, and the truth he worked so hard to avoid. But there are others, obsessed with power and forbidden magics, who will stop at nothing to learn the truth of his gifts. Abducted and chained, Carver must break more than his own rules if he is to harness this power and survive..
About the Author:
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 committed to never allowing those first efforts to reach public eyes.
After spending a decade in Canada learning what ‘cold’ really means, and being horrified by poutine, he settled once again in the UK with a seemingly endless horde of children.
To date he is the author of five novels, drawing on a foundation of literary influences ranging from David Eddings to Clive Barker.
What BBNYA Panalists Thought:
If you like poignant, raw and touching topics in unique urban fantasy books with very complex characters, a well-thought-out plot, discussions on human nature and ethics as well as a fabulous writing style, then this is the book for you, I highly recommend it.Ellie (ReadtoRamble)
If you’re looking for a story that is dark, gritty, and raw, you have found the right book! This urban fantasy blends itself seamlessly with military fiction and takes the reader on a journey that they won’t soon forget. The character development is incredible, the story practically races along, and you’ll find yourself so deeply consumed that it takes a couple of moments to realize it’s over!Kerri (KerryMcBooknerd)
The Lore of Prometheus will take you on a rollercoaster ride of thoughts and emotions, and you won’t be able to get a grip on your brain thinking, ‘What will happen next?!’. The plot will surprise you, the characters will grab hold of you, the story will grip you. Let me promise you this – you won’t want to put the book down before you haven’t reached the ending.Noly (TheArtsyReader)