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David Burrows
« on: October 30, 2011, 02:58:23 pm »
I am the author of a trilogy called the Prophecy of the Kings. My author page contains sample chapters and reviews, all genuine. http://davidburrows.org.uk/. I also have a more US leaning website at http://prophecyofthekings.com/

I really enjoy writing and found myself stuck on occasions with the central characters were in dire peril. I didn't want to make it easy for them, so I waited and waited until an idea came to me. Then I rushed to find pen and paper, to get the plot moving again. It was like reading a novel and turning a page with that satisfying eureka moment.

My greatest achievements to date have been, the books achieved a Gold Award on http://readersfavorite.com/cat-71.htm?review=3451. The Prophecy of the Kings was also July Book of the Month on http://www.sciencefictionandfantasy.co.uk/legacy-of-the-eldric.htm.. By far the best moment though was a reader saying she slowed down on the last volume as she didn't want the books to end.

David
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Re: David Burrows
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2011, 05:49:15 pm »
Well done mate, keep up the good work.

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Re: David Burrows
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2011, 06:20:32 pm »
Thanks Joe
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Re: David Burrows - free ebook
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2012, 01:59:04 pm »
Free to download today and tomorrow. Kindle edition of my brand new novel - Drachar's Demons. The novel is set in the same world as Prophecy of the Kings. Help me out and spread the word. I want as many downloads as I can get!
Thanks for letting us know, David.  I downloaded mine yesterday and it is now in the reading queue!  Great initiative and I hope it is successful for you.

I have not read "Prophecy of Kings" yet and hope this story is stand-alone although set in the same world.

Cheers, Phillip

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Re: David Burrows
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012, 07:25:48 pm »
Thanks Phillip. Yes, it's very much a standalone tale. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did in writing it. It's available on kindle to download free all of tomorrow as well.

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Re: David Burrows - latest great review
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2012, 12:23:14 pm »
This is my latest review on risingshadow.net

I can recommend this book to readers who enjoy reading traditional epic fantasy stories, because it's among the best new traditional fantasy books published during the recent years.

Read the full review at - http://en.risingshadow.net/articles/168-a-review-of-david-burrows-prophecy-of-the-kings-trilogy-omnibus

This is my second review of this sort:

This is the most captivating fantasy work that I have read in the last 10 years. The tale starts as a simple adventure but soon runs into magic, parallel worlds, dragons and souls connected through time and space. The story unfolds in 3-D technicolour in your mind as you read with each character coming to life as they arrive in the storyline. If you like your fantasy with twists and turns written with a refreshing originality, then this is the book for you. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Prophecy-Kings-Omnibus-David-Burrows/dp/0955676088/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1331468278&sr=8-5

My books are discounted at the moment. Check them out at http://davidburrows.org.uk/ukbooks.html

Anyone read my books - let me know what you think.

David :)
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2012, 02:56:55 pm »
FantasyCon. Wow, what can I say. I really enjoyed it. It was brilliant meeting Brent Weeks and Joe Abercrombie. My son is very much a Brent Week's fan whereas I like both authors. Mind you he hasn't read Joe's books yet! Both are very gritty writers. But, what nice people. We heard both giving readings in a very pleasant and personal environment. They both gave stunning performances, but Brent had a very brilliant twist to his. It was all about Spoilers so I can't say anything here in respect to the great man, but it was awesome and had his fans groaning in a mixture of disbelief and frustration.

The event itself was also brilliant. Very few fans though and rather a lot of authors and publishers. There were book signings by lots of different publishing houses. Reading by authors, freebies etc. Great mixture of characters. I met some really nice and genuine folk. Chris of Pendragon Press, Terry from Exaggerated press.

The venue is also interesting, Brighton. However, it's a tad expensive. Brighton is always lively and probably would have been better if we'd know our way around better. The pubs, hotel and especially parking were all very expensive and probably explained the absence of fans
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Re: David Burrows - Best reviews!!
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2012, 02:11:32 pm »
As a less well established author, reviews are terrifically important. My favourite ones are usually on fantasy blog sites as these have an established reputation. Theses are amongst my favourite to date. I hope they prompt you to give the books a try. All reviews are genuine and links lead to the full review.

Prophecy of the Kings is amongst the best new traditional fantasy books published during recent years http://en.risingshadow.net/articles/168-a-review-of-david-burrows-prophecy-of-the-kings-trilogy-omnibus

Prophecy of the Kings - a phenomenal series and should not be missed http://sfbook.com/shadow-of-the-demon.htm

By far my favourite review though was by Neo here on Kindleboards;

I'm halfway through Shadow of the Demon (book 3) and couldn't agree more: this is a fantastic trilogy, one of the most enjoyable reads I have had in a while, really! Now it's getting bitter sweet though: can't wait to read what happens next (and how it finishes) and I NEED to read on, but I also don't want it to end and so find myself slowing down, aaaargh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thank you for writing it and bringing your readers such a good time through it David  http://www.kindleboards.com/index.php/topic,24029.0.html

That was such a heartfelt review. Amazing and thanks all. Keep the reviews coming please!

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Re: David Burrows
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2012, 02:50:53 pm »
Check out the latest review for Drachar's Demons at www.risingshadow.net/

The review states It's one of the most enjoyable fantasy books I've read this year.  I'm rather glad the review came in at the end of 2012 rather than at the start of 2013!

What an excellent review. Check out sample chapters at http://prophecyofthekings.com/drachar's_demons_burrows.html


Drop by and say hello and perhaps like my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/authordavidburrows

Happy New Year to all my readers when it comes.

David
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2013, 07:46:53 pm »
Really great set of reviews. If you are considering reading my books then check out the latest review;

"Series Breakdown. This is an action packed, fast paced tale that packed a whole lot of punch in just a few pages. Book one sets the scene, covers the world building and introduces most of the main characters. Book two increases the pace as it focuses almost totally on action and conflict. Book three continues the action, rushing towards a crescendo of an ending which evolved out of a series of twists I never saw coming. The ending itself was an equal mixture of happy and sad not to mention largely unexpected.

What I liked. Pretty much everything. I loved the premise of alternate realms. I loved the interplay of dragons, demons, dwarves, heroes and magic. I liked the fact that though there was a prophecy, it was not used as an excuse for everything that took place. Much the opposite. It hardly played a role at all except to explain why the main characters came together how and when they did. Beyond that, the outcome rested squarely in their hands. I never got the impression that some all powerful, all knowing prophecy dangled them along like puppets on a string. I also enjoyed the tension filled, edge of your seat, pace of the entire story."

Read the full review and reviews on the individual books of the trilogy at: http://dragonsheroesandwizards.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/David%20Burrows
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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2014, 05:25:00 pm »
I have added some new pages to my website, just for you readers. I have a fantasy creatures page - http://davidburrows.org.uk/fantasy_creatures_myths_legends.html which talks about a few of the creatures in my books. I also have some artwork depicting some of these creatures.

Have a look and let me know what you think. There are 5 new pages in total, including a link to my compilation of fantasy jokes -- http://davidsfantasyjokes.blogspot.co.uk/

An example is an Orc Joke

A giant Orc was walking through the forest when he came across a deer eating grass in a clearing. The Orc roared, 'Who is the king of the forest?', and the deer replied, 'Oh, you are, Great One.' The troll walked off pleased.

Soon he came across a mule drinking at a lake. The Orc roared, 'Who is the king of the forest?' and the mule replied, 'Oh, you are, Master.' The Orc walked off pleased.

Then he came across a Troll. 'Who is the king of the forest?' he roared. With that, the Troll threw the Orc across a tree and jumped on him. The Orc scraped himself up off the ground and said, 'Okay, okay, there's no need to get mad just because you don't know the answer.
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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2014, 08:51:15 am »
Nice review, thanks Ian.

"The Prophecy of the Kings trilogy is a sweeping adventure with an epic feel to it - a world of magical happenings and fantastic creatures, but all the while with a darker edge to it at times and some elements of horror and suspense. It is a trilogy that I enjoyed so much that I have re-read it, and I still remember how moved I was on first reading the dramatic and emotional climax to the story.

There are a lot of books that tackle the fantasy genre of course, and so it is crucial to any endeavor in this field to not only display imagination and drama, but also to provide characters that the reader can connect to and care about. This trilogy achieves that in spades and so keeps you reading because you care about what is happening to the main characters - to this day I even retain a certain affection for the wayward sorcerer Vastra, as well as the central characters of Kaplyn and Lars.

Perhaps there are ideas here that are common to the genre - I am certainly reminded at times of Lord of the Rings and such like - but they are taken up and given new energy and dramatic context, all set against the building menace of the rising might of Trosgarth. Fundamentally, this is a quest story - an epic journey through both a vast land and a swathe of time, and like all good journeys it is full of scenes and adventures that will stay in the memory long after the quest is finished." http://www.amazon.com/gp/review/R3E733B2SL7TE9/ref=cm_cr_pr_rvw_ttl?ASIN=1450520545
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« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2015, 09:21:26 am »
Free book competition. I am giving away a free book of Drachar's Demons to the person who can find the hidden map on my website. It is a full page map so there are no tricks. Browse my website and when you find the map email the address and you will be entered in the prize draw.

My website is http://davidburrows.org.uk/

My email address is on the website marked here in the first text box. Please put Competition into the subject box. The competition closes at the end of March and the winner will be picked at random.

My books are also in a Giveaway on Goodreads. Check out my blogs for the 3 links to the 3 books http://www.writingabook.ninja/

Good luck

David
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