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The King’s Fear by Isaac Grisham: Exclusive Excerpt!

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by Isaac Grisham

Kitsune’s sword ground against the rocky wall of the hallway. A girlish laughter rang in his ears as sparks flew off the blade. He grabbed a hold of the bits of fire with his mind and, spinning about, threw out a roaring ring of flame. His rage fed the magic, and he had days of pent-up wrath. The fire moved across the walls, ceiling, and floor like water in a riverbed, and columns of fire connected the ceiling and floor. Everything outside of a two-footfall radius of his body was consumed by the deadly, heated air.

The woman had either anticipated his actions or was incredibly lucky. Inside the safe area about his person, she stood directly in front of him, the flames outlining her figure. Their two noses were only a finger’s width apart as she stared into his face.

“Don’t want to know my name before you stab me?” She moved forward, opening her mouth. Kitsune thought she was going to bite into his cheek, but she instead stuck out her tongue and licked it. Leaving behind a trail of saliva, she whispered into his ear, “I want to know yours.”

Kitsune shuddered in revulsion, and the flames around them winked out. He would have backed up if it weren’t for the wall behind him, so he pushed her away.

“Spirits, who are you?” he said, wiping at the spit with his sleeve.

“Oh, good, we are going to play!” Still holding her blade, she gave a formal bow. “My name is Mai.”

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The King’s Sun by Isaac Grisham: Exclusive Excerpt

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Kitsune opened his eyes, finding himself lying in a bed stuffed with old hay, cloaks and blankets spread across his body to keep him warm. Makeshift though it was, he was more comfortable than he’d been in some time.

His surroundings confused him. The room looked more like a banquet hall than a bedroom, complete with rows of tables and benches for dining, two enormous fireplaces to keep the room warm, and an area devoid of clutter for mingling and dancing.

Many a celebration had been sung in this hall. Kitsune felt a sense of gaiety lingering in the air. It would be a long while before it would happen again, if ever. By the looks of things, the structure had been abandoned for several sun cycles. The roof at the far end of the room had collapsed, letting in glorious rays of sunshine. Birds nested in the rafters above. They and other rodents that had taken up residence left a mess strewn about the floor, much of which had been swept aside.

A clunking sound emanated from inside one of the fireplaces, followed shortly by a long string of curses. Kitsune froze, half expecting Jimmy, back from the dead, to come stumbling out, cradling an injured thumb. Instead, a young man close to his own age emerged, tossing aside a pile of charred wood.

The fear of his previous captors had dissipated, but Kitsune was still frozen in place. His eyes widened and his chest constricted. Though he had never seen this man before, he had the distinct feeling that he knew him.

He couldn’t be sure from this distance, but Kitsune guessed that the man was a hair shorter than he was. His dark brown mane was on the shorter side, though thick and disheveled. It framed a heart-shaped face with a strong jawline and high cheekbones. Several days’ worth of facial hair sprouted from tanned skin, accentuating his masculinity. This was further helped by the fact that he wasn’t wearing a shirt, and soot smeared his chest and abdomen. Like Kitsune, he wasn’t incredibly muscular, but the prince could see that the strength was there, as well as the will to use it. Continue reading

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Book Review: The King’s Sun by Isaac Grisham

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: The King’s Sun
Author: Isaac Grisham
Series: The Brass Machine #1
Heroes: Kitsune & Myobu
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Length: 299 pages
Publisher: Cooper Blue Books
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Prince Kitsune trained all his life to become a leader in the king’s wars for supremacy, but the fearsome monarch dashes those dreams and banishes his devoted son. Not all is lost—to reclaim his birthright, Kitsune must kill the son of his father’s rival. A son possessed by fiery magic.

Outside of the capital walls for the first time, Kitsune struggles to survive accursed wilderness and political intrigue while executing his mission. He meets the enigmatic, dark-haired Myobu and discovers magical Yokai spirits, dark family secrets, and strange new feelings for his companion.

As the two men forge a path through the region, an unrealized and dangerous magic blossoms within Kitsune. It is the mysterious power of the Yokai spirits, capable of unspeakable destruction, and it grows stronger with each passing day. Could he use this gift to slay his target, or would it destroy all that he loves?
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