The King’s Own by W. Marshall – Spotlight and Giveaway

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. W. Marshall will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

The King’s Own are as feared as they are ruthless, doing all of those hard, and sometimes terrible, things necessary to ensure the safety of the realm. Owing allegiance to the King alone, they are his spies, his assassins, and his advisors. They exist to walk in the shadows, to enforce the King’s will, to change the course of entire wars, and to root out dissenters. They live without family, in service to the crown, unknown and unsung.

A young man conscripted to fight in a war far away from home. Blood and loss tempered with hope and a vow. Recruited into the King’s Own, he must learn quickly to do whatever it takes to serve the kingdom so that others can live their lives in relative peace and safety. But just how far will he go to keep his oath, especially when the King is murdered?

Enjoy an Excerpt

“Alright,” Commodus said. “I guess I’ll be the bait. I’ll just stroll right up there and announce myself and hope they don’t riddle me with arrows.” I smirked, pointing off to the left to show Samarra where I wanted her to scout. “You’ll be fine, old timer,” I said, giving him a familiar nod. I turned and slipped off into the thick woods, circling far enough around to avoid detection by the sentries. Samarra had proven to be even more skilled than I was at infiltration like this, moving quietly and quickly, unseen and unheard. Years of practice had made me an expert, but she took to it as naturally as walking. I blended with the shadows, slipping among the trees as easily as a panther, my eyes searching for my targets. There. Not very well-hidden to the trained eye. My hand clamped over the first sentry’s mouth, my dagger slitting his throat. Two more followed, their bows showing me they were indeed there to kill us if things turned sour for the rebels. Quickly then, back to Commodus, before he decided to pull something stupid and become a martyr by attempting to rescue the Princess by himself.

About the Author:W. Marshall was born in Florida, but found his home when he moved to Colorado. He is a lover of movies, books, dogs, science fiction, fantasy, and military history. His debut novel, The King’s Own, is a work of dark fiction that asks hard questions as it examines the life and labors of the protagonist.

In his free time, he enjoys running, reading a wide array of fiction, and writing science fiction and fantasy.

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  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Audrey Stewart says:

    I am now a new fan of W. Marshall. Thanks to this blog for the intro. I can’t wait to read this. Love your dog.

  3. James Robert says:

    Thanks so much for the excerpt and giveaway.

  4. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  5. Good morning, and thank you so much for having me here. I’m excited to share my novel with everyone, and I’ll be happy to answer any questions anyone has!

  6. Sounds like a good read.

  7. A murdered king! Sounds like it’s right up my alley!

  8. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

  9. I’m intrigued!

  10. Thanks for sharing the great post!

  11. bernie wallace says:

    What is your favorite movie adapted from a book. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

    • Hi, Bernie! I’d have to say my favorite movie adapted from a book would be The Fellowship of the Ring in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Such a visually stunning movie, sweeping from the Shire to Rivendell and beyond.

  12. Thank you to everyone who has stopped by so far! I’m excited to share my book and the story of the King’s Own with you.

  13. I wanted to thank everyone once again for stopping by, and for the interest in my book, The King’s Own.

    A very special thanks to my host, Long and Short Reviews!

  14. The blurb sounds very interesting. Congratulations on publishing this book!

  15. James Robert says:

    Happy Friday! Enjoy your day and thanks for the giveaway.

  16. James Robert says:

    Hope your Saturday is filled with fun, family and terrific memories. Thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway.

  17. Great blurb–You’ve got yourself a new fan! 😉

  18. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Looking forward to checking out this book!

  19. James Robert says:

    Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for all you do bringing us this giveaway.

  20. Thanks to everyone who has stopped by 🙂

    My book will continue to be on sale this week, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing and sharing it!

  21. Nikolina Vukelic says:

    Shared on G+ to help spread the word, have a great day! 🙂

  22. Danielle M. says:

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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