Guess what? Numen the Slayer will be available for free on Kindle for the next five days!
Here is a five star review Numen the Slayer received on Amazon UK:
“This is an easy read and a real page turner. The world the author has created and the rules that govern it are extremely well thought out and completely believable. There are some graphic descriptions of violence in places, so beware if you’re squeamish. If you like a tale of sword and sorcery, with more than a few nods to ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, then this should definitely be your next read.”
Here are some reviews Numen the Slayer received on Amazon:
“It’s a fine story told by someone who is familiar with the arms and armor of medieval times. The author is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronisms and seems to have taken the word “creative” to heart. It’s a “coming of age” story, starting out with a young man, somewhat sheltered by his father who is a Baron. The young man is suddenly cast into the world when his family is murdered by another noble who has great ambitions. His only weapon is an ancient sword that is the heirloom of his family. The sword is an asset, but also has a liability attached to it. The rest of the story is a series of challenges that forces him to grow up rapidly. The author has a fine imagination and can spin an acceptable fantasy.”
– Amazon Customer
“The first good thing about this book is the cover. The dragon head, set against a flaming inferno, grabbed me the moment I saw it and is worth a solid star on its own. The story is a great fantasy classic – the true heir is uncovered and the evil ruler tries to prevent him taking his rightful place. There is the quintessential fantasy group of differing skilled friends who go forth to right a great wrong. There is plenty of intrigue and many battles. There is a wonderful magical sword and a powerful dragon ally. All the ingredients for a fabulous old-school fantasy.”
– Amazon Customer
Numen the Slayer is now $0.99 on Kindle!
“As they turned a corner, Numen and company were greeted by an unexpected sight. Locked in the pillory was the local thief, Joe Karly. Joe was slightly older than Numen with rough features and brown teeth while wearing nothing but rags. The pillory had dried vegetables sticking to it while Joe snarled like an animal. Joe came from an impoverished family from outside of the castle and always tried to climb the walls and steal something. Every time he was caught, Joe was put in the pillory for three days and nights. Some barons considered Numen’s father to be too lenient towards criminals like Joe, but he ignored their disapproval. Numen could not restrain a chuckle at seeing Joe get caught again.
In front of the pillory was Clovis Virtus, the blacksmith’s apprentice. Clovis was three years older than Numen and was as big and strong as a grass-fed ox. His complexion was constantly covered is soot and burns from working the forge. Clovis’s hair was jet-black and his eyes were as blue as crystals. Clovis possessed a great passion for forging yet always dreamed of becoming a knight one day. He even forged his own armor and weapons during his free time in preparation for the day he became a knight.
Next to Clovis was Margaret, the stablemaster’s daughter. Like Lucille, Margaret’s father wanted a son to succeed him, but when his wife failed to give him one, he raised Margaret like a son. As a result, Margaret did not dress like a girl, but dressed in the standard attire of a stableboy. She was willowy yet muscular from years of hard labor. Her brown hair was as long and coarse as a horse’s mane and her face was also long with high cheekbones. Margaret was the same age as Clovis and they became lovers after years of helping one another shoe the horses. To practice being a knight, Clovis and Margaret shared a chivalrous relationship.”
Guess what? On Goodreads, I am seeking reviews on the new and improved third edition of Numen the Slayer. If you are interested, feel free to click the link above and receive a complimentary PDF version of the book.
Over the past few days, I updated and improved Numen the Slayer. Several of my readers said that the characters needed work even though the world building was good. So I took their advice and introduced some characters earlier than before, added new characters, and got rid of many characters entirely. I also increased the world building of the setting to make it more authentic. In order to do these things, I had to make some MAJOR modifications to the story and in some cases completely rewrite it. The beauty of my new publisher is that I can constantly update and improve my books and it doesn’t cost me a penny. Feel free to check out the new and improved Numen the Slayer.