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PROFESSIONAL REVIEW!!!

Numen the Slayer received a four star review from a professional reviewer:

“The plot was set during the dark early times when the world was still mired in magic, sorcery and endless battles in a struggle for survival.

Galen was still a child when his father, Vaegar handed the deadly Gramfyre to him just before giving up the ghost. The Gramfyre was not just an ordinary sword but one with potent mystical powers and Vaegar had created it using the last drop of his blood.

1300 years later, Numen was having a discussion with his friend Tristan in the courtyard when a strange female voice called out to him. The ominous voice was coming from a dark hallway within the castle and out of curiosity; Numen went after it and was followed by Tristan. On getting to the source, Numen saw a strange sword; he has never seen anything like it before. Unknown to him, it was the magical and deadly Gramfyre that was created by the sorcerer, Vaegar, a long time ago.

Unknown to Numen, Gramfyre was going to change his life forever. The discovery of Gramfyre showed he was the true heir to the golden throne but word soon got to King Robar about it and he arrived with his army to wipeout their entire household. With the help of the Gramfyre, Numen was able to escape alongside Tristan, Joe the savage and few other friends as his father; Lord Viktor’s castle was razed to the ground.

The deformed, depraved and cannibalistic King Robar was as wicked as he was sadistic, and also had his eyes on the golden throne.

Sitting on the golden throne at the Imperial Palace, built within the vast walled city of Chrysos, was Emperor Gregor Sylva in company of his two sons, Crown Prince Edgar Sylva and High Prince Autem Sylva. The shrewd Autem conspired with some barons and assassinated his father and brother in his ambition to become the emperor.

The inordinate ambitions of these men will eventually pit them against each other as well as Numen. Who will defeat all to claim the golden throne in these endless battles?

The violence, bloodletting and gore that took place in the book were well detailed and quite gripping, which gave it the feel of a motion picture. Reading through the pages gives similar thrills like watching Game of Thrones, incidentally appears to have similarities in plot.”

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NEW AMAZON REVIEW: NUMEN THE SLAYER

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Today, I got a four star review for Numen the Slayer:
“Numen the Slayer by Grady P. Brown would make a great revenge flick! In this fantasy world of divided and bickering kingdoms, Numen Magnus is forcibly removed from his kingship and cast into the wilds of Umbran. He then goes on a quest for revenge, but more one of self discovery. It’s a fun book filled with a great journey that will satisfy any fans of Tolkien-esque fantasy!”

GOODREADS REVIEW: KARMATHAUR

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My Kaiju novella, Karmathaur, got a four star review on both GoodReads and Amazon UK today! Here it is:

“From the first line to the first echoing roar of Karmathaur itself, it is clear where the inspiration for the story lies. The story starts with a genetic experiment that is almost thwarted by the police, then moves on a few years later to when the genetically modified and radiation filled zygote (a fertilized egg) has hatched into the monster Karmathaur. We follow a set of friends as they find out about the cult behind the creature’s creation while they battle for survival. The story very much plays out like a Hollywood blockbuster, and like a Hollywood movie it is fast paced, action filled but low on character development. Interestingly the characters start to develop but the one problem with the story halts that, the fact that it is so short. It really follows the blockbuster formula that it is about gruesome deaths and high-octane set pieces. Whilst I am happy with this and soon became aware that this was where the book was heading, there is a sense of loss, that by making it potentially twice the length it could make you feel more for the characters. That said, for a book that costs 99p on Kindle you can not go far wrong, and it could easily be made into a film to rival that of Godzilla or Pacific Rim. The writing is a bit stilted at times but it gets its message across. The one thing that sets this story apart from those films is the end, the hint that this beast, created to destroy the world, might just be more than the sum of its parts.”

NEW AMAZON UK REVIEW

Numen the Slayer got a new five star review in the United Kingdom branch of Amazon:

“I have to give this book 5 stars. The story had perfect character development, pace and motive for the villains. I was sucked into this book and took my time reading it instead of skipping through it. It made you care for Numen and Grady Brown’s attention to detail was enjoyable. I knew who people were and what they wore, it was like a detailed picture was painted for me on every page. I’m so eager to read the next book and see what happens in the empire. 10/10 for me.”