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Title: Kings and Daemons (#1 The Gifted and the Cursed)

Author: Marcus Lee

Published: 25th May 2020

Format: Digital – 416 pages

Hello Hello! How are you?

It’s been over a week since I last posted and I feel like I have fallen off the blogging wagon. I’ve been so busy and tired lately, that I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump, so today’s post is only a spotlight for Kings and Daemons by Marcus Lee since I haven’t had time to finish it yet!!

This tour is organised by the amazing Dave from @The_WriteReads, so thank you very much to Dave for letting me take part. And thank you to the author for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I will hopefully get it finished and get the review up on my blog in a few days!


Over fifty years have passed since Daleth the seemingly immortal Witch-King, and his army conquered the Ember Kingdom.

Now, with the once fertile lands and its enslaved people dying around him, the Witch-King, driven by his insatiable thirst for eternal youth, prepares his forces to march on the prosperous neighbouring Freestates. It will be the beginnings of a conquest that could destroy nations, bringing death and destruction on an unimaginable scale.

Then, when a peasant huntress whose rare gift was concealed from birth is exposed, it sets in motion a chain of events that could alter the destiny of generations to come.


I have only read a few chapters of this book, but already I am quite intrigued. I like the setting, it seems very dark and very much the kind of fantasy that I enjoy. I’ve not gotten much chance to really dive into it and meet the characters properly, but I like that we already seem to have a double POV. I’m going to be reading more of this book today, and I’m optimistic I’ll enjoy it!


“Writing hasn’t always been a serious hobby for me … but it has always been there, lurking in the shadows, serving me well when called upon.

As I look back over the years, I realise I was guilty of writing many short stories, as well as poetry, and I’d like to think, that even if they were never intended to be published, they were nonetheless warmly received by the intended recipients.

Then in 2019, I was inspired to write not just a short story, or poetry, but a book. Then, suddenly, one book turned into a trilogy and a labour of love, and it was a love I wanted to share with the world.

So, here we are. The pandemic that put my career in sport on hold also gave me the opportunity to lavish time on my alternative hobby, and now I’ve started, I don’t intend to stop.”

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That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed this post, see you soon, stay safe,

Ellie xx

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