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Blackmark (The Kingsmen Chronicles #1)

Book 1, The Kingsmen Chronicles

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


“Spellbinding! Strong development of characters, fully integrated storylines with intriguing plot twists, and deep world building. Takes you on a journey you never want to leave!” – Michelle G., Amazon Review

“Like George RR Martin and Joe Abercrombie, Carlson writes in this genre for grown-ups, with flair and elegance. A complex world with characters that develop well, this story reveals as it builds!” - Daniel F., Amazon Reviewer

A nation's most elite warriors vanished overnight. A throne in jeopardy on the heels of murder. War devouring the survivors, fanned to fury by a shadowy cabal born of ancient magic. And the five friends who can stop it, banished to the corners of the continent as traitors. Welcome to a land where dreams die and men do what they must.

This dark and gritty sword and sorcery series from award winning author Jean Lowe Carlson explores a complex world of treachery, passion, sex, and magic. Readers who enjoy Game of Thrones, Outlander, the Kingkiller Chronicles, or the Wheel of Time will love this fantastic adventure.

Customer Reviews

Black mark - The Kingsman Chronicles#1

At long last a real author. This is superbly written, I have found it intriguing, interesting and extremely enjoyable, in fact I have only one criticism about it, it came to an end and I felt it was not fair. I now have to stop reading in order to get the next book, not fair at all. I could read this author for the next couple of years with no interruptions at all. Every now and then, very rarely indeed, you come across an author who is in a different league, the higher echelons of storytelling and this is it. There are no boring bits, it is completely addictive and superbly written by a master storyteller, sorry cannot write any more have to start book 2


A story set in a diverse world which drags you in and refuses to let you leave.

An epic adventure

This is the best book I have read in any genre for a long time. I have been looking for a fantasy series that I can really get invested in, and here it is. The characters are appealing and I can’t wait to see how they develop. The storyline is intriguing and has kept me hooked throughout. Long may the Kingsmen’s adventures continue!

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Blackmark (The Kingsmen Chronicles #1)
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Epic
  • Published: 25 June 2017
  • Publisher: Jean Lowe Carlson
  • Print Length: 758 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, The Kingsmen Chronicles
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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