Delighted to welcome P.L. Stuart to the Cafe and Bookstore with his debut novel A Drowned Kingdom (The Drowned Kingdom Saga Book 1)
About the book
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.
One of the recent reviews for the book
I’m still not one for reviews; that’s never going to change. But I know how important they are to authors so for that reason I’m giving this a shot, so take it for what it’s worth.
A Drowned Kingdom is the debut novel from P.L. Stuart, but I would have never suspected he wasn’t a seasoned author due to the writing alone. Stuart does an amazing job painting a rich world with complex characters in this very compelling fantasy epic! Or is it epic fantasy? Either works well to describe this work. But I can easily see this making future lists of top epic fantasy novels! (Seriously though, or is it fantasy epic?)
There is a real literary classic feel to his words; if H.G. Wells had leaned more towards pure fantasy and not so much the realms of science fiction, this is close to what I would imagine that could have been. That may be a weird comparison, but that is what kept coming to mind as I read, and possibly just because Wells is one of my favorite ‘classic’ writers.
About P.L. Stuart
P.L. Stuart lives in Chatham, Ontario, with his wife, Debbie. A Drowned Kingdom is the first novel in The Drowned Kingdom Saga.
Thanks for visiting today and it would be great if you could share P.L. Stuart’s book … thanks Sally.