Sunday, May 6, 2012

Overkill Online Book Tour: Review of Overkill by Steven L. Shrewsbury




Overview 
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
extermination, dragons.

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 Ages: 17 and Up
Paperback: 270 pgs.
PublishedPublished 2012 by Seventh Star Press

For This Review: *Paperback Book Copy Provided by Publisher For Online Book Tour*

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It was an extreme pleasure and honor to be part of the Overkill Online Book Tour especially considering had previously reviewed: Thrall by Steven L. Shrewsbury. So for those of you that were with me then and read the review know that encountered quite a equally wonderful and artsy Fantasy book.

Don't Miss!Author Interview with Fantasy writer Steven L. Shrewsbury author of "Thrall"


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 


                           About the Author
Steven L. Shrewsbury, from Central Illinois, enjoys Football, books about history, guns, politics, mystery shows, and good fiction. 365 of his short story have been published in print or digital media. His novels STRONGER THAN DEATHHAWGTORMENTOR, AND GODFORSAKEN run from horror to historical fantasy. His collaboration with Nate Southard BAD MAGICK was his first hardback release from Bloodletting Press. His collab novel with Peter Welmerink, BEDLAM UNLEASHED, was recently accepted by Belfire Press for an early 2011 release. The novel HELL BILLY is also on the Horizon, to be published by Bad Moon Books in 2012. When not writing new tales or working on collobarations with Maurice Brauddus and Brian Keene, he searches for brightness where it may hide.


       The Overkill Blog Tour Dates and Participants!

April 20  Watch Play Read
April 21   SpecMusicMuse
April 25   Jess Resides Here
April 26   Book Den
April 27   That Book Place Blog
April 28   Urban Fantasy Reviews
April 29   Evie Bookish
April 30   Eva’s Sanctuary
May 2     Darlene’s Book Nook
May 3     Ginger Nuts of Horror
May 4     Ali’s Bookshelf
May 5     The Magick Pen
May 7    The Cabin Goddess
May 8     Bee’s Knees Reviews
May 9     I Smell Sheep
May 10   Once Upon A Time
May 13   Fantasy Book Review
May 14   Babs Book Bistro

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