Kingdom in Chains: A YA Dark Fantasy Adventure

Kingdom in Chains: A YA Dark Fantasy Adventure

Kingdom in Chains: A YA Dark Fantasy Adventure

Kingdom in Chains: A YA Dark Fantasy Adventure

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Overview

The common people have become the currency, outlaws have shifted to mercenaries, and freedom is no more than a thought of the past. Fear, violence, slavery-throughout his adult life, Barloc has known no other way.

A quarter of a century has passed since King Sclavus decreed slavery legal in the Kingdom of Kuldaire, certain it was the only way to keep the economy strong. When Barloc is sold to Lord Harbor, his new owner offers queer promises of freedom, promises only King Sclavus can honor after a thirty-day trial. Barloc, as someone who has lost everything, or who never had anything of his own to begin with, is forced to question everything around him as he embarks on this new trial.

Whom can he trust? Why has he been selected and thrown into this strange new setting? What happened to just being a slave? How can life be any different from the only way he's ever known? What is freedom, and at what cost?

This is Barloc's chance-perhaps his last chance-to once and for all cast off the chains that bind him. And maybe, just maybe, he can bring others to freedom with him.

EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS the first book in a YA fantasy adventure series unlike any other, from the multiple-award-winning author of "The Balderdash Saga."

"J.W. Zulauf has crafted a YA fantasy tale that pre-teens and early teens are sure to enjoy, and parents of those kids will be comfortable with them reading. There's much to like about this novel. The characters are engaging and well-developed, and the plot moves right along, punctuated with clever action sequences framed around a truly despicable villain and a cheer-worthy hero. I also found the story very relevant to today's world as it deals with the challenges of achieving freedom and peace - both personal and societal - as it tackles the painful topic of human trafficking, which sadly still exists. These are important themes to be sure, and crucial for young readers to learn about and explore as they make their way to adulthood. As always, Zulauf takes on this subject matter in a way that educates rather than preaches, and as he did with the excellent "The Balderdash Saga" series of books, expands young readers' vocabularies by cleverly folding uncommon words into the text, cleverly framing them in such a way that they become easily understandable. There are some threads here I'd like to see expanded upon more, but this wasn't really a problem for me as this is the first book in a series. If you have a YA reader in your family, I highly recommend this thrilling fantasy adventure!" ~ Dale L. Elster


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622533527
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication date: 09/02/2017
Series: Kingdom in Chains , #1
Edition description: First Softcover ed.
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

AUTHOR: I would love to say that from the second I could use my fingers, I began to write, but I can't. Sure there were times through my life when writing surfaced and fell away, but the truth is, I couldn't even read all that well through most of my teens. Then one day, my father gave me a copy of "The Stand" by Stephen King, and even though it took me a year to finish, I did it. This experience changed my life. From that point, I strove to become the best reader and writer I could be. I was driven by an unbelievable passion to become a writer, and here I am. I truly started from the bottom and worked hard to become who I am now. I am a believer in the words. Reading saved my life.

EDITOR: Deb lives in Boston with her husband and their three cats, all named after characters from the TV show LOST. When they aren't dealing with frigid temperatures and blizzards in New England, she and her husband love to travel around the country to follow their favorite bands on their summer tours.
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