Kingdom in Chains
$14.95 Paperback (May Be Discounted By Retailers)eBook: $3.99Audiobook: Coming Soon
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Series: Kingdom in Chains, Book 1
Genres: 3.99 eBooks, Fantasy, Young Adult
Tags: Audiobook, eBook, New Release, Paperback
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication Year: 2017
Format: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Length: 67,728 Words
Narrator: Peter Reynolds
Illustrator: Luke Spooner
ASIN: B075QHGSRT
ISBN: 1622533526
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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. He built alliances with the ruling class, and cast the common folk into chains. A handful of rebellions rose, but fell as quickly as they began, and the concepts of freedom and peace became dusty relics of the past, a nearly forgotten dream.
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About the Book

Description

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. He created alliances with the wealthy ruling class, and cast the common folk into chains. A handful of rebellions rose, but fell almost as quickly as they began, and the concepts of freedom and peace became dusty relics of the past, a nearly forgotten dream.

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.

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Audiobook

The complete unabridged audiobook is in production and coming soon….

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Print Book Info

Perfect Bound / Softcover:
ISBN: 1622533526
ISBN-13: 978-1-62253-352-7
5 x 8 x 0.5960 (0.628 Lbs)
284 Pages (28Carton)
List Price: $14.95

The Team

J.W. Zulauf — Author
Luke Spooner — Cover Artist & Illustrator
Deb Hartwell — Editor
Peter Reynolds — Audiobook Narrator

Endorsements

"Kingdom in Chains is unexpected in many ways. The prospect of an engrained slave system including a lord who offers an alternative in defiance of the norm, the interactions between slave Barloc and this changing world, and the challenging battles the group is charged with fighting under Lord Harbor's rule sets the pace for a fast-paced story line filled with battles and uncertainty for Barloc as he slowly absorbs new rules and his road to eventual freedom.

The progress of a man who moves beyond individual experience and responsibility to address the greater good makes for as involving a story as the physical battles and the philosophical and political conflicts between rulers. Readers who look for fiction that juxtaposes conflict and confrontation with a protagonist's personal evolution will find much to like in a story that presents Barloc with an unexpected cause that drives his life and future.

Kingdom in Chains is highly recommended as an invigorating pick for any who would read of other realms and the forces that stand between freedom, self-actualization, and social change."

"Edge of your seat prose, great characterization, realistic events and dialogue are signature indices of great writing, and Mr. Zulauf demonstrates each of these writing characteristics perfectly. These traits, coupled with superb editing and an ending that doesn’t drop you off a steep cliff, make Kingdom In Chains a pleasure to read and the perfect start of a new series that will keep fantasy fans enthralled for months (or years) to come. I’m looking forward to the next installment as I’ve become a fan of J.W. Zulauf!"

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