King's X by Stephen T. Harper

By Stephen T. Harper

Wow...just wow.  Harper rather knows language. ... If you are looking for dessert, bypass this.  It's too pleasing by way of a ways, thoroughly enticing from commencing to end. -- Tamara Rose Blodgett, writer of "The Pearl Savage.""King's X is an extraordinary reader event: an actual thrill-ride that reads like literary fiction.  A must-read destined to develop into a classic!"-- Laura Taylor, writer of "Honor Bound""This is a 'stand up and take discover' tale from a really proficient author.  The most unique experience i have noticeable in years.  King's X is darkish, attractive, and intensely provocative.  a few will locate it uplifting, a few might locate it a bit disturbing.  however the principles within will stick with you for a protracted time.  i have had the tale caught in my head because the first time I learn it.  i have optioned the rights to it, and if i've got something to claim approximately it, it is going to make a big function movie someday." -- Ken Miller, movie and television ProducerWhat occurs after we die?  Is it not anything?  Is it something? Molly Reed will take note many previous lifetimes... completely.  Her Enemy has waited patiently for her go back.  Across centuries he has hounded her each step.  He will cease at not anything to maintain the secrets and techniques she is going to quickly bear in mind.  Now he has the smell once again.  The chase is on... again.Palestine, 1291:As a toddler she survived on my own on urban streets.  As the servant of a wealthy guy she knew convenience and safeguard.  Now compelled to escape the siege and wreck of her domestic over the past nice conflict of the Crusades, Khali rushes towards an unknown and unbelievable destiny. Trapped among cultures and harmful males - the brutal Templar knight, Broussard, and the notorious outlaw, Shahin - she embarks on a mysterious quest that might lead her throughout wilderness, sea... and time.  Los Angeles, 1968:Wendell booklet is a tender detective operating the darkish facet of Hollywood. while Molly breaks into his residence searching for his long-dead father, publication is familiar with this runaway lady is various. one way or the other, in methods neither of them can but see, ebook and Molly are attached.  Now he needs to guard her from an Enemy he may possibly by no means have imagined lengthy sufficient for Molly to recollect the remainder of her story...  The "King's X" is hidden someplace in l. a., correct the place she left it... lengthy sooner than she was once even born."The Maltese Falcon" crossed with a real-world "Lord of the Rings," King's X merges gripping sleek suspense with swashbuckling historic event via one attractive paranormal twist.  For fanatics of "American Gods," "The Stand," "The Alchemist," "Outlander," and even "The Time Traveller's Wife." More compliment for King's X..."This ebook has grabbed me. ...really good written and that i cherished the author's sort. massive thumbs up!" -- Booked Up"...starts out mid-action and does not appear to decelerate even if the writer is describing smooth girls in quiet moments with the boys they care for... choose up King's X. you will not be sorry." -- Into The Morning Reads"This is a really good thought-out booklet with plenty of suspense, twists, and background. I supply it five stars. in case you love an exceptional suspense/thriller, you will love this book!" -- Paranormal OpinionWinner - "Outstanding Fiction Award" - Southern California Writers convention.

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Book watched the subtle orange of the setting sun bleed through a closed window shade. It was time to go to work. He stood slowly, found his clothes draped over a chair in the corner, and began pulling them on one article at a time. Sara quietly luxuriated in the sight of him in the half-light. She studied him in the way a young woman does when she is wrapping her heart around a man. His close-cut hair of last summer had grown into unruly brown waves. He wore work boots beneath old jeans instead of shoes and slacks, a soft black T-shirt instead of a neck tie, and an old brown leather bomber jacket instead of a suit coat.

He had seen to it that no depth of atrocity they might reach in this pit could possibly cause him to reveal anything of real value. Thus, he had seen to it that there could be no escape. None for him. And now, as he saw the true depth of his failure, none for her. The Inquisitor signaled the man behind her, and even as she felt the slow sting of the edge, her beloved reached to embrace her once more with his failing gaze. ” Unable to turn from her eyes while there was still life in them, he held her quiet and still as he offered his last words.

A woman gasped, and voices murmured and protested. Wendell remained transfixed as his father sawed the rest of the way through, detaching the ring along with the entire finger. Breathing hard with the effort to remain conscious, Carl Book snatched the dead finger from the crimson pool, pulled the ring free of it, and rose to his full height. ” Wendell quivered to his feet, watching as his father moved unsteadily to the rail. The old man hurled the ring far into the ocean. It tumbled and fell for several seconds, until it passed into the water through a sudden and silent rip at the surface.

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