Book review: The Lore of Prometheus

The Lore of Prometheus by Graham Austin-King

Genre: fantasy

John Carver has three rules: Don’t drink in the daytime, don’t gamble when the luck has gone, and don’t talk to the dead people who come to visit.

It has been almost five years since the incident in Kabul. Since the magic stirred within him and the stories began. Fleeing the army, running from the whispers, the guilt, and the fear he was losing his mind, Carver fell into addiction, dragging himself through life one day at a time.

Desperation has pulled him back to Afghanistan, back to the heat, the dust, and the truth he worked so hard to avoid. But there are others, obsessed with power and forbidden magics, who will stop at nothing to learn the truth of his gifts. Abducted and chained, Carver must break more than his own rules if he is to harness this power and survive.



The Lore of Prometheus is a book I’m still trying to wrap my head around–in a good way.

It is told from two perspectives. The first being Carver, an ex-military black ops soldier. It seems that he got on with the wrong people and he’s forced to take a job in Kabul, somewhere he doesn’t want to even go back to because of past traumatic events. But, things kinda got messy because it seems that there’s a lot of things we don’t actually know about Carver, like the fact that he has some kind of “powers”. The second being Mackenzie, she suddenly wake up chained to a wooden board a in a dark room, petrified and thirsty with seemingly no escape route available.

At first glance, it may seem like these two are two different, separate stories. But, as you read on the story, you discover that they’re very much connected.

The writing-style of this one is brilliant! It totally hooked me since starting and I found myself engaged with it pretty quickly. It was terrifying, wonderful, and thrilling all at once and I truly loved that! The characters were also quite believable and weren’t totally “good guys”, which was really interesting!

Overall, it was a very interestingly good, enjoyable read!

4 stars

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