Friday, October 6, 2017

THE KING'S OWN by W. Marshall

THE KING’S OWN
by W. Marshall

The King’s Own are as feared as they are ruthless, doing all of those hard, and sometimes terrible, things necessary to ensure the safety of the realm. Owing allegiance to the King alone, they are his spies, his assassins, and his advisors. They exist to walk in the shadows, to enforce the King’s will, to change the course of entire wars, and to root out dissenters. They live without family, in service to the crown, unknown and unsung.

A young man conscripted to fight in a war far away from home. Blood and loss tempered with hope and a vow. Recruited into the King’s Own, he must learn quickly to do whatever it takes to serve the kingdom so that others can live their lives in relative peace and safety. But just how far will he go to keep his oath, especially when the King is murdered?

EXCERPT
“Alright,” Commodus said. “I guess I’ll be the bait. I’ll just stroll right up there and announce myself and hope they don’t riddle me with arrows.” I smirked, pointing off to the left to show Samarra where I wanted her to scout. “You’ll be fine, old timer,” I said, giving him a familiar nod. I turned and slipped off into the thick woods, circling far enough around to avoid detection by the sentries. Samarra had proven to be even more skilled than I was at infiltration like this, moving quietly and quickly, unseen and unheard. Years of practice had made me an expert, but she took to it as naturally as walking. I blended with the shadows, slipping among the trees as easily as a panther, my eyes searching for my targets. There. Not very well-hidden to the trained eye. My hand clamped over the first sentry’s mouth, my dagger slitting his throat. Two more followed, their bows showing me they were indeed there to kill us if things turned sour for the rebels. Quickly then, back to Commodus, before he decided to pull something stupid and become a martyr by attempting to rescue the Princess by himself.

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ABOUT W. MARSHALL

W. Marshall was born in Florida, but found his home when he moved to Colorado. He is a lover of movies, books, dogs, science fiction, fantasy, and military history. His debut novel, The King’s Own, is a work of dark fiction that asks hard questions as it examines the life and labors of the protagonist.

In his free time, he enjoys running, reading a wide array of fiction, and writing science fiction and fantasy.

Find him online:

-Facebook
-website

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GIVEAWAY

W. Marshall will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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11 comments:

  1. I was really enjoying following this tour, thank you for all the great blog posts and excerpts!

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  2. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  3. Good morning, and thank you so much for hosting today :)

    I'll be around all day to answer questions about my novel, writing in general, or anything else!

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  4. I've thoroughly enjoyed following the tour for The King's Own and I'm looking forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing all of the great posts along the way! Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  5. This sounds like a fun book...thanks for sharing the excerpt and for the chance at the giveaway.

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  6. Congratulations on your new release and thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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  7. Thanks for hosting. What book would you like to see a prequel to? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  8. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 
    slehan at juno dot com

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  9. Good luck with the release!

    --Trix

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  10. Thank you to everyone who stopped by, and for your interest in my novel!

    A special thanks to my host, Kit N Kabookle :)

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