Deliverance will come…
A great flood once wiped clean the earth, destroying everything upon it. Before the deluge, in a time now forgotten, the world was a place of warriors and witches, conflicts between kingdoms, and, until their
In this world, men may live centuries, fallen angels have begotten terrifying spawn, and sometimes, the best hope can be found in a brothel.
In the land of Transalpina, a new religion spreads, and important men are dying mysteriously, slain by what can only be the fire of dragon breath. Summoned by the Queen Garnet, the legendary warrior Gorias La Gaul returns to the place where he once saved the queen's young granddaughter from treachery and enslavement. The Princess Nykia is gone, and soon others may try to claim the throne. The queen has little choice but to turn to the only man who ever told her no.
With the aid of one of the queen's elite guard, the battle maiden Alena, and the young palace servant Orsen, the old mercenary will face pirates and traitors, monsters and foul magic in the quest to find the missing heir and learn the truth behind the disconcerting murders.
Deliverance will come for Gorias La Gaul, but for now there are women to love, secrets to discover, and killing that needs doing.
Recommended: OF COURSE, AWESOME STUFF!
Recommended Ages: 17 and Up
Paperback: 270 pgs.
Published: Published 2012 by Seventh Star Press
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With Overkill, the legend of Gorias La Gaul lives on with another novel. Something you should know is that it takes place before the actual events of Thrall. Gorias La Gaul a huge legend from being one of the mightiest dragon slayers still very much has the appeal of grandeur as ever so be assured in this book, he's still constantly assaulted out of nowhere! Man, these pesky assassins and amateur warriors trying to kill an old man like Gorias. All just so they can gain popularity for slaying the legend. This time around Gorias has come to the home place of a Queen Garnet to help solve who is murdering high nobility men named castellans in her circle. Queen Garnet also wishes Gorias would search for one of her possible still living heirs since her sister with her son are trying to usurp the throne. Gorias relents for having quite the romantic past with the Queen. The Legend sets out on a search for Nykia the granddaughter of the Queen in pirate infested corners. Although what Gorias fears most is that Queen Garnet before his journey began revealed that the death of the castellans was by fire much like a dragon would spew out! Its quite fascinating for Steven to actually let us see more of how dragons are.
Oh, and should add that Gorias gets a lot of time with a few ladies: Princess Nykia turned pirate and Alena that is a voluptuous personal guard of the Queen. Alena is so much like Gorias in personality and then not so much.
Overkill was a skillfully fantasy write that had a lot to offer. Immersing characters and places. Steven Shrewsbury is a true Fantasy writer. Read Overkill for an excellent scheme of fighting scenes, various swooning lovers that surround a warrior legend, and the imaginative adventure any Fantasy reader craves.
Overall: Amazing read!
Genre: Fantasy, Dragons
Contains: Blood and Gore Scenes, Sexually-Charged Scenes, Foul Language
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