Hello everyone, and welcome to my blog post for the month of May 2023!
So, FINALLY the wait is over, and "LORD AND KING", Book Three in "The Drowned Kingdom Saga", was published on FriesenPress on April 28, 2023!
By the time this blog entry is posted, "Lord and King" will also be available on Amazon and the wider Ingram Network, as of May 05, 2023!
Here is the back cover synopsis for "Lord and King", to provide an indication of the dire straits our beloved protagonist / antagonist Lord Othrun, finds himself in, for this third installment of the series:
"Finally Lord and King of Eastrealm, Othrun aims to restore the glory of his drowned homeland, Atalantyx. But dangerous warlords are determined to stop Othrun from rising to further power.
Furthermore, Eastrealm’s ruler must confront internal forces that could tear his new kingdom apart. Embattled Othrun is also devastated by personal tragedy. His belief in his Single God, and his ambiguous guiding spirit, has never been more tenuous.
To fight his enemies, Othrun needs more than faith, or his formidable knights. He needs a mage on his side. Is the conniving Queen Lysi, with her divided loyalties, and her own designs for Othrun, the ally he needs? Or, are there other mages who can help the beleaguered young king, who he can trust?
And, Lysi is not the only formidable queen Othrun must contend with. An inexorable power, tied to ancient founders of Eltnish civilization, is coming. A legendary ruler, the likes of whom has not been seen for centuries, plans to reclaim what's owed to her.
She is named, Undala.
Fear for Othrun, and anyone else who dares stand in her way.
Othrun is clever, bold, resourceful. Yet, kingship comes with many challenges, including facing the cunning, powerful, vengeful enemies surrounding him, marking him for death. Will Othrun’s reign end on the battlefield, in blood, before it's barely begun?"
I am so pleased to share Othrun's most recent adventures with the world! As you can see after reading the synopsis, Othrun will face his most difficult challenges yet, and I hope you will join him for his latest adventures, by reading "Lord and King"!
Early reviews for "Lord and King" are in, and I am humbled to say they have been extremely favourable. I've posted below what some people who have read and reviewed it are saying about the book!
To obtain your personalized author signed copy of "Lord and King" now, you may contact me directly through my website below.
Please feel free to comment on this and future blogs and I will be sure to get back to you. Chat soon!
“P.L. Stuart just gets better and better! The poignancy of many of the scenes of this installment are truly gripping and moving, I was captivated from the very first page.”
Janny Wurts, International Bestselling Author of the "Wars of Light and Shadow" series
“With its epic, sweeping storyline, vast world, varied characters and dynamic politics, The
Drowned Kingdom Saga is like a tightly plotted 'Game of Thrones'.”
Tim Hardie, SPFBO7 Finalist Author of "Hall of Bones"
“Gritty, intelligent, and thought-provoking, Lord and King is a 5-star triumph.”
Holly Tinsley, SPFBO7 Finalist Author of "We Men of Ash and Shadow"
"'Lord and King' is Stuart’s finest achievement to date and book four will be, I have no doubt, better."
Bjørn Larssen, Author of "Storytellers"
"This is a series that holds the promise of even more amazing things to come. The battles are everything that is dreamed of with heart pounding action as well as causing the reader to hold their breath with what the consequences of the battles could be."
Jordan Buxton from Escapist Book Tours
"Stuart has written another stellar story, one filled with twists, epic quests, and chess-like political manipulations that will keep the reader hanging on each word and turning each page to the end."
A-M Mahwiney, Author of Spindrifts
"Othrun...is the most fascinating character. Probably the most extraordinary main character a reader will encounter in modern literature."
Eve Koguce, Author of "The Neglected Merge" Series
"5 stars and looking forward to more from this epic tale as Othrun is a vividly complex protagonist that is easy to both love and hate."
B.A. Bellec, Author of "Pulse"
"For characters that are sometimes gallant, sometimes ignoble, always real, strong images and description, a story that flows and never bores, an ending that satisfies but leaves us eager for the next book, I definitely recommend 'Lord and King'."
Anne Smith-Nochasak, Author of "The Ice Widow"
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I am a Canadian high fantasy author. My debut novel, A Drowned Kingdom - first in The Drowned Kingdom Saga, is now available! Book 2 in The Drowned Kingdom Saga, The Last of the Atalanteans, is now available here!