Home Page
  "Colbert" YouTube Video
  Read Chapter 1
  Buy The Book
  Reviews/Reader Feedback
  Watch Testimonials
 
 
     
 
     
 
  What The Book Reviewers Have Said:  
     
  Midwest Book Review  
  Volume 5, Number 12 / December 2006  
     
  "...Author Fletcher King strives to be as true to medieval history and culture as possible, particularly with regard to what is known of the Catholic church during the era... The Advent of the King is not for squeamish readers, yet its vivid detail paints an unforgettable picture of the grueling difficulties of struggling to survive in medieval times."  
  http://www.midwestbookreview.com/sbw/dec_06.htm  
 

 

 
     
  2007 London Book Festival  
  December 2007  
     
  The Advent of the King received Honorable Mention in the category of General Fiction in which there were over 500 entries!  
  http://bhgig.brinkster.net/portal/default.asp  
     
 
Buy direct from the publisher and receive it now!
Buy The Perfect Bound Soft Cover Book  $22.95
Kindle Edition From Amazon $9.95
 
     
     
  What Readers Have Said!  
     
  "The story was gripping. Could not put the book down."

Theo T., Tyler, TX

 
     
  "...a Christian Game of Thrones!"  
  David G. Huntsville, AL  
     
  “The situations into which the characters find themselves entangled range from the comings and goings of daily palace life, through the often violent convulsions of insurrection and battle, to the most sublime out-workings of religious fervor. Yet all portray for the reader a life that is both fully human and totally believable. Not to mention the fact that it’s a damn good read!”

David Daffin, Former Editor, Washington Magazine
 
     
  "Wow! Correct historical setting: Knights! Damsels! The Church! The book was well researched, realism oozing from the pages like Medieval frozen fog. Places the reader in character! I await the next in what I hope will be a trilogy of well-written events and characters."

Kyle M., Tyler, Tx
 
     
  "Reading The Advent Of The King was like taking an adventurous journey back into medieval times. The author is very knowledgeable about the subject and kept me captivated from page one."

Ruth W., Weatherford, TX

 
     
  "This book is a barn burner! It is a really fast read because you can't put the book down. When is the sequel coming out?"

Natalie, Tyler, TX

 
     
  "A powerful read. Amorous adventures mixed with deceit and deception. A man grows into his crown while fighting a moral and secular battle for his life and kingdom."

Rosa T., Jacksonville, TX
 
     
  "Great novel. Enjoyed every word. The writing is terrific. Grabs your attention."

Margaret T., Tyler, TX
 
     
  "If you want to snug in and read a great book, then The Advent of the King is it! The author's thorough research on the life and times during the medieval era made reading this book a captivating experience."

Stella, Tyler, TX
 
     
  “A great romp through historic times. It is realistic and quite "steamy" at times. The characters were well-developed, and their lives skillfully interwoven. Don't let the length of the book deter you. The book is well written, paced, and researched. I didn't want to put it down and hated to see it end! I hope book II is to follow soon. It was very entertaining and I enjoyed every page. Keep them coming!”

Shane F., Whitehouse, TX

 
     
  "WOW!!!! This is one of the best books I have had the pleasure of buying and reading in a long time. The story line created a time of medieval ages woven together so well that you wanted to find out more—you did not want to stop reading. I am a fast reader and finished this book in 2 days. Highly recommend any one who likes stories about this time would like this book. Looking forward to the continuation of the characters and what happens to them next. I know, by reading, this writer did a lot of research about this period. I have read Colleen McCullough's Rome series (The First Man of Rome, The Grass Crown, and Fortune's Favorites), which the book gives a glossary at the end of all three books with a timeline on the back cover ca. 1100-110 B.C. of the history prior to the first book. This book reminds me of Colleen McCullough in which her story line flows out of history as if it really happened. If you need a book for a present whether for birthday or graduation or Christmas, I would recommend giving this book."

- Sharon W., Whitehouse, TX
 
     
 
Buy direct from the publisher and receive it now!
Buy The Perfect Bound Soft Cover Book  $22.95
Kindle Edition From Amazon $9.95
 
     
  "A good job of character development, and made the reader empathize with the characters. The plot was well done also. The book was a bit long, although it did hold interest throughout. Showed a great deal of knowledge about contemporary life and artifacts. The trivia added to the book. Very worthwhile read."

Sean H., Tyler, TX
 
     
  “The whole book was exciting and kept my avid interest, even though it was long.”

Betty D., Mineola, TX
 
     
  Full Review from David Daffin Former Editor,
Washington Magazine, (1961-1963)
 
     
  A King for All Seasons  
  “The Advent of the King”
by Fletcher King
 
  AuthorHouse Press, 683 Pages, $22.95  
  The moment the reader picks up this fast-paced medieval adventure, one is drawn quickly into a richly delineated world of 9th Century palace life -- high adventure, earthy romance, and courtly intrigue -- from which there is no escape until the final chapter. (And even then one finds oneself rushing to the computer to find the publishers website in hopes of quickly getting hold of the sequel!)

From the intricate twists and turns of its plot, to the wildly unexpected outcomes of the events into which the characters find themselves entangled, the reader is propelled along like a fully fledged participant in the action.

The characters are all unique members of a society that ranges all the way from the handsome but dissolute King of the tiny Kingdom of Speyron, to some of the raunchiest serving wenches that ever plied the world’s most ancient profession. And all of the principal characters have personalities that are at once engaging and yet exasperating, ringing true to life with all the complexity of motive and irrationality of method that make us human beings the most glorious yet most perverse of creatures.

The situations into which the characters find themselves entangled range from the comings and goings of daily (and nightly) palace life, through the often violent convulsions of insurrection and battle, to the most sublime out-workings of religious fervor. Yet all portray for the reader a life that is both fully human and totally believable. And nowhere in this, Fletcher King’s first hard-charging novel, is there even a hint of the sort of cardboard stuffing that has given adventure fiction such a bad name over the years.

And with all of its glimpses into the seamier sides of human existence, with few exceptions, it retains a sense of moral purpose and integrity beyond the scope of most works of fiction, adventure or otherwise. A difficult task for a smartly fashioned medieval novel, and yet one which the author handles with a real skill and ability, creating an authentic sense of medieval life along the way.

Not to mention the fact that it’s a damn good read!
 
     
 
Buy direct from the publisher and receive it now!
Buy The Perfect Bound Soft Cover Book  $22.95
Kindle Edition From Amazon $9.95
 
     
 

 "The Advent Of The King" Copyright © 2006, All rights reserved. Content included on this website, such as text, and graphics are the exclusive property of Fletcher King. Any reproduction,  or republication of all or part of any document found on this site is expressly prohibited without written consent.

 
 
     
     
     
   
     
 
     
  Internet Services Provided By NOVAWEBCOM Copyright © 2006-08 The Advent Of The King