Romancing The Sword Book One: Kingdom of the Void

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Fleeing an arranged marriage, the young prince of Silveneir, Montesinos DeSilva, leaves a life of luxury for exile in neighbouring Daricia. More

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About Samuel Z Jones

There's an argument among Fantasy writers, and readers too, as to whether the rule "Write what you know" applies. I'm firmly of the "Write what you know" school; in my humble opinion, there is as much to be "known" about Fantasy as there is any other genre. My stories feature a lot of sword-fighting, camping and horse-riding, all of which I do indeed know enough about to write on.

If you like my work, please come back to leave a review. Also do track me down on Facebook with feedback; themes you'd like to see more of, what you thought was especially good and what might have been handled better. I like reviews, and I like feedback.

ABOUT MY BOOKS:

Akurite Empire is a trilogy. While each book is a complete story in its own right, reading all three in sequence will be much more fun than reading one or two in random order.

Romancing The Sword is a quintet (quintology?) set five years prior to the events of Akurite Empire and covering much of the back story. It is a massive epic and intended to be read as such; the story-arcs overlap from one book to another.

Then there are the Sorcha stories... These are Fantasy Erotica, and as such feature much higher sexual content than my other books. They also cross over the plots of other books, presenting a different perspective on events as detailed in the main series.

The Lord Protector is a trilogy picking up directly after Akurite Empire.

Book one of any of these series is a good place to start.

Anonymous & Sifu are comedies, and though they feature the character of Sifu Dansac, both can be enjoyed individually. Sifu's Kung Fu Secrets, despite being written in the style of a demented Chinaman, contains real martial arts. Don't try this stuff, you'll hurt people. It's written in the style of a mad Chinaman so that no one will take it seriously.

I've been writing for about ten years; I have a large back-catalogue that will be presented here as I complete final editing of each book.

Find my latest interview online here: http://lawlesswonderland.weebly.com/

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Reviews

Review by: Brianna Lee Book Reviews on Aug. 14, 2012 :
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

“Kingdom of the Void” is the first book in the “Romancing the Sword” series. I enjoyed the way Samuel Z Jones portrayed the characters. I really like the main character, Montesinos DeSilva, but I also liked the supporting cast. I found the bits of humor in some of the dialogue to be great. Overall, I give this book 3.5 STARS. I liked the adventure and the action in this story; I plan on reading the second book in this series, “Far Hrinor.”

The summary pretty much tells you the main points of this book, but just in case you haven’t seen the summary I will give you a brief recap.

DeSilva was raised by his aunt Eliana, the Warmistress of Silveneir. Eliana taught DeSilva how to fight with a sword. Silveneir was ruled by women and DeSilva’s aunt arranged for him to be married. DeSilva was supposed to be married to a lady from the Clan Kavnor, from another village. DeSilva did not want to be married to someone that he did not choose himself. He wanted to have his own freedom in choosing his wife, but nobody would hear of it. The only solution DeSilva found was to escape Silveneir and venture to a neighboring village of Daricia. Only once there, he realizes that there may be a lot more trouble in Daricia than an arranged marriage back home. To top off the trouble, DeSilva’s supposed bride has followed him. In the end, was escaping from home worth it? Is DeSilva going to have to marry her anyhow? Or is all the trouble in Daricia going to end the marriage, and DeSilva anyways? Find out in “Kingdom of the Void (Romancing the Sword, Book 1)” by Samuel Z Jones!

All in all, I rated this book 3.5 STARS. I found all the action to be great and I thought it was pretty cool to read about the powerful all women societies. I know that wasn’t so great for DeSilva, but as a reader it was nice. I liked the bits of magic in the story as well. The thing I didn’t like about this book was the vocabulary. It was really hard to keep track of all the places and their names. I was honestly confused about who was who and what was where. But, besides all that, I enjoyed this book and will read the second installment in the series, and possibly more of the author’s other work. Check out ‘Kingdom of the Void (Romancing the Sword, Book 1)” by Samuel Z Jones now!

Brianna Lee Book Reviews
http://www.briannaleereviews.blogspot.com
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Brianna Lee Book Reviews on Aug. 14, 2012 :
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

“Kingdom of the Void” is the first book in the “Romancing the Sword” series. I enjoyed the way Samuel Z Jones portrayed the characters. I really like the main character, Montesinos DeSilva, but I also liked the supporting cast. I found the bits of humor in some of the dialogue to be great. Overall, I give this book 3.5 STARS. I liked the adventure and the action in this story; I plan on reading the second book in this series, “Far Hrinor.”

The summary pretty much tells you the main points of this book, but just in case you haven’t seen the summary I will give you a brief recap.

DeSilva was raised by his aunt Eliana, the Warmistress of Silveneir. Eliana taught DeSilva how to fight with a sword. Silveneir was ruled by women and DeSilva’s aunt arranged for him to be married. DeSilva was supposed to be married to a lady from the Clan Kavnor, from another village. DeSilva did not want to be married to someone that he did not choose himself. He wanted to have his own freedom in choosing his wife, but nobody would hear of it. The only solution DeSilva found was to escape Silveneir and venture to a neighboring village of Daricia. Only once there, he realizes that there may be a lot more trouble in Daricia than an arranged marriage back home. To top off the trouble, DeSilva’s supposed bride has followed him. In the end, was escaping from home worth it? Is DeSilva going to have to marry her anyhow? Or is all the trouble in Daricia going to end the marriage, and DeSilva anyways? Find out in “Kingdom of the Void (Romancing the Sword, Book 1)” by Samuel Z Jones!

All in all, I rated this book 3.5 STARS. I found all the action to be great and I thought it was pretty cool to read about the powerful all women societies. I know that wasn’t so great for DeSilva, but as a reader it was nice. I liked the bits of magic in the story as well. The thing I didn’t like about this book was the vocabulary. It was really hard to keep track of all the places and their names. I was honestly confused about who was who and what was where. But, besides all that, I enjoyed this book and will read the second installment in the series, and possibly more of the author’s other work. Check out ‘Kingdom of the Void (Romancing the Sword, Book 1)” by Samuel Z Jones now!

Brianna Lee Book Reviews
http://www.briannaleereviews.blogspot.com
(reviewed long after purchase)

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