A Drowned Kingdom is the start of an epic saga that focuses on the fall of a great Kingdom and the rise of a new one. It focuses on the journey of Atalanteans whose great Kingdom perishes in a great flood, and it focuses on Othrun’s journey to becoming the Kingmaker of new land. In a way, it reminds me of something I sore related to Tolkein lore. What if the Numenoreans managed to survive and return to Middle Earth? This is somewhat similar in this vein.
Throughout this novel, there are various complexities, alliances, visions and supernatural events that happen. Great characters have been written and to summarise this story would do it a disservice, you have to experience the story by fully immersing into it. Oh, and did I mention the fact that the audiobook is an absolute steal? It adds so much immersion and is so well voice-acted, that listening/reading to both is amazing. Othrun has to deal with many Kingdoms, collaborating and betraying the ones he will hold dear to his heart. It is not a journey for the faint-hearted. The writing style is very traditional, so do note this in mind. It’s a complete package, it’s like an entire RPG game. I’d compare it to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla because there is so much to go through here!
I really enjoyed this book, and it is extremely well written. It’s a great fantasy book, and I think one you really need to go and search and read 🙂
A Drowned Kingdom by P.L. Stuart
Series: The Drowned Kingdom Saga
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Intended Age Group: Adult
Published: February 2, 2021
Once Second Prince of the mightiest kingdom in the known world, Othrun now leads the last survivors of his exiled people into an uncertain future far across the Shimmering Sea from their ancestral home, now lost beneath the waves. With his Single God binding his knights to chivalric oaths, intent on wiping out idolatry and pagan worship, they will have to carve out a new kingdom on this mysterious continent―a continent that has for centuries been ravaged by warlords competing for supremacy and mages channeling the mystic powers of the elements―and unite the continent under godly rule.
With a troubled past, a cursed sword, and a mysterious spirit guiding him, Othrun means to be that ruler, and conquer all. But with kingdoms fated on the edge of spears, alliances and pagan magic, betrayal, doubt, and dangers await him at every turn. Othrun will be forced to confront the truths of all he believes in on his journey to become a king, and a legend.
When one kingdom drowns, a new one must rise in its place. So begins the saga of that kingdom, and the man who would rule it all.
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Publisher Direct: https://books.friesenpress.com/store/title/119734000161648314/P.L.-Stuart-A-Drowned-Kingdom
Author Bio & Information:
P.L. Stuart was born in Toronto, Canada. He holds a university degree in English, specializing in Medieval Literature. P.L. is an assistant editor with Before We Go Blog blogging Team, headed by the awesome Beth Tabler. https://beforewegoblog.com/
The best-selling “A Drowned Kingdom”, chronicles flawed and bigoted Prince Othrun’s journey towards change, and his rise to power in a new world after the downfall of his homeland, which is based on Plato’s lost realm of Atlantis. “A Drowned Kingdom” is mentioned in the esteemed Kirkus Magazine’s 2021 Indie Issue among “Four Great Examples of the Genre” of fantasy. P.L.’s next novel, “The Last of the
Atalanteans”, Book Two in the “The Drowned Kingdom Saga”, will surface in Spring 2022.
P.L. is an avid supporter of fellow creatives and proud member of the greater writing community, which includes readers, writers, bloggers, editors, literary agents, and more. P.L. currently lives in Chatham, Ontario, Canada. P.L. is married, and he and his lovely wife Debbie have seven children, and one precocious grandchild between them. When not writing, or engaging in author-associated activities, P.L. is a voracious reader, and loves to read and review books, spends time with family, tries to get some exercise time, and watches Netflix.
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