Welcome to the blog tour for Sword of Betrayal by Epic Fantasy author, Robert Evert! Read on for details, an excerpt from the book, and a chance to win a digital copy for yourself!
Sword of Betrayal by Robert Evert
Publication Date: September 17th, 2019
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Publisher: Between the Lines
Edris’s lay-about life of privilege ends abruptly when his father, Lord Elros, announces that his adolescent son will enter the military in the spring. Edris has only six months to ready himself to serve a king who despises his family and will undoubtedly make his life beyond miserable.
To prepare him, Lord Elros puts Edris through a brutal training regime. Not only does he demand Edris beat every man with whom he spars, but he also insists his son knock them unconscious—even if that means fighting dirty.
About to crack under the relentless pressure, the sensitive Edris seeks a way to get out from under his father’s heavy thumb. A solution presents itself when an announcement for the latest Kings’ Quest arrives. According to the royal proclamation, the adventurer who finds the fabled Sword of Betrayal will win one thousand gold pieces, money Edris could use to start his own life with the woman he loves.
Edris proposes to undertake the quest in order to get in better shape; however, Lord Elros has another idea—Edris will undertake the quest so he can get close to, and kill, the king’s son.
Kriton charged him, swinging a big right hand at Edris’s jaw.
Edris easily slipped under the blow. With Kriton’s defenses dropping, he could’ve countered, but decided against it.
Kriton shot a flurry of jabs at Edris’s nose. Weaving to the left, then the right, Edris dodged them all.
Several people booed.
“Come on!” one of them yelled. “This ain’t no dance! Fight!”
Kriton threw another powerful right at Edris’s head. Again, Edris dodged the blow. He then slipped a left jab into Kriton’s forehead. It wasn’t hard and Kriton knew it.
“You laying back?” Kriton hollered, furious. “You think you can lay back with me? I can take anything you got.”
Faking a left to Edris’s chin, Kriton kneed him in the groin. Edris doubled over, clutching himself. The referee attempted to get in between the two fighters, but Kriton shoved him away. He pummeled Edris’s head, then sent uppercuts into his unprotected face.
“How’s that, Eddie?” Kriton asked as he battered Edris mercilessly. “Where’s your father now? The drunken whore-chaser!”
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By day, Robert Evert is an old and decrepit university professor who teaches hordes of smelly college students who rarely deign to look up from their damned phones to pay attention to the many brilliant and exciting things he has to say in class. By night, he is an aspiring writer.
Once young and idealistic and built like a skinny Norwegian god, Robert has been beaten down by time, pointless faculty meetings, and hundreds of students who repeatedly come up to him and ask: “I wasn’t in class last week. Did I miss anything?” He is now a shell of a man who sits in his darkened office sobbing while he waits patiently for Ragnarök.
When Robert isn’t daydreaming about walking through the streets of Bree or sitting in the Great Hall at Hogwarts, he writes fantasy stories which he reads to the critical acclaim of his two dogs and three cats.
His wife wants him to stop grumbling to himself and finish doing the dishes.
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