Kings and Daemons
Author: Marcus Lee
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Publication Date: 25th May 2020
Buy the Book: Amazon
I have loads of amazing blog tours coming up in the next month and I’m kicking off the lot with my review for Kings and Daemons by Marcus Lee. This is an amazing epic fantasy that is so fast past because of the never-ending action and adventure, it was impossible to put down!
Thank you The Write Reads for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review and a spot on the blog tour!
If you like fantasy tales of conquest, dark kings, daemonic heroes, and magic, you’ll love ‘Kings and Daemons’ by Epic Fantasy author, Marcus Lee. This is a spellbinding Dark Fantasy novel that will enchant you with its plot of ambition, revenge, love, and tragedy. What the gods give with one hand, they take away with the other. For if you are gifted, you shall also be cursed.
Over fifty years have passed since Daleth the seemingly immortal Witch-King, and his army conquered the Ember Kingdom.
Now, with the once fertile lands and its enslaved people dying around him, the Witch-King, driven by his insatiable thirst for eternal youth, prepares his forces to march on the prosperous neighbouring Freestates. It will be the beginnings of a conquest that could destroy nations, bringing death and destruction on an unimaginable scale.
Then, when a peasant huntress whose rare gift was concealed from birth is exposed, it sets in motion a chain of events that could alter the destiny of generations to come.
There is never a dull moment in Kings and Daemons and it really hits the spot in terms of its fantasy elements. It’s completely addicting as soon as you start reading. I feel like there is something for everyone including, gruesome battles, magical elements, fluffy romance and evil beings. There are so many different characters that all bring something different to the story. The plot and the characters both make this book so easy to read to the point where you have to sit there until you’ve finished!
While the book primarily focuses on Maya and her attempt to flee the ‘Witch-King’, we get to see a lot of Taran, who was outcast from his village and forced to join the army. These two are such lovable characters that you will instantly want more. Both of their abilities were really interesting to me and I loved every chance they got to use them.
I really liked how the story told was from a variety of POVs. It was great to get to know so many other characters and their backstories without making it too overwhelming. It made the whole book extremely interesting and fun to read all the way through. I did enjoy Maya and Taran’s POV more than others. Her healing power was amazing and I am such a sucker for a bit of romance.
I found the whole world and the plot extremely creative and fast-paced. Lee has painted this very derelict and ruined place that is so easy to imagine and sounds devastating to live in. Crops fail, plants are dead and it’s hard to live off the land. Once we see more of Maya’s healing power, it’s really easy to immerse yourself in this magical world that is trying to rebuild.
This review was quite hard to write as there is so much that happens throughout this book. Too much to touch on every detail that I enjoyed. So, overall, Kings and Daemons is an incredibly thrilling and addictive fantasy that you won’t be able to put down. The plot is fun and exciting yet dark and intense at times but no matter what these characters are doing, you want to follow them. If you love fast-paced epic fantasies with a unique world that behold magical abilities and creatures, you have to read Kings and Daemons!
About the Author
Writing hasn’t always been a serious hobby for me … but it has always been there, lurking in the shadows, serving me well when called upon.
As I look back over the years, I realise I was guilty of writing many short stories, as well as poetry, and I’d like to think, that even if they were never intended to be published, they were nonetheless warmly received by the intended recipients.
Then in 2019, I was inspired to write not just a short story, or poetry, but a book. Then, suddenly, one book turned into a trilogy and a labour of love, and it was a love I wanted to share with the world.
So, here we are. The pandemic that put my career in sport on hold also gave me the opportunity to lavish time on my alternative hobby, and now I’ve started, I don’t intend to stop.