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John R. Fultz’s Seven Kings on Sale Today

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 | Posted by John ONeill

seven-kingsJohn R. Fultz took the world by storm with his first novel, Seven Princes, published last January. In a starred review, Library Journal praised it as “A stand-out fantasy series from an author with an exceptional talent for characterization and world building,” and io9 labeled it “Epic with a capital EPIC.”

Seven Princes was just the down payment. The next installment arrives today. Seven Kings is the second of the Books of the Shaper, one of most hotly anticipated epic fantasy series on the market.

In the jungles of Khyrei, an escaped slave seeks vengeance and finds the key to a savage revolution.

In the drought-stricken Stormlands, the Twin Kings argue the destiny of their kingdom: one walks the path of knowledge, the other treads the road to war.

Beyond the haunted mountains King Vireon confronts a plague of demons bent on destroying his family.

With intrigue, sorcery, and war, Seven Kings continues the towering fantasy epic that began with Seven Princes.

John published three highly acclaimed short stories in the print incarnation of Black Gate: Oblivion Is the Sweetest Wine” (BG 12), “Return of the Quill” (BG 13), and “The Vintages of Dream” (BG 15). He was this week’s featured writer in our Black Gate Online Fiction line with his sword & sorcery tale, “When the Glimmer Faire Came to the City of the Lonely Eye,” available free online here.

You can read last year’s announcement on Seven Princes here; and we were proud to offer readers the complete first chapter of Seven Kings right here last month.

Seven Kings was published by Orbit on January 15, 2013. It is 496 pages in trade paperback, available for $15.99 ($9.99 ePub and PDF). Learn more at the Orbit website.

Read the first chapter of Seven Kings here.


  1. I’m looking forward to this. I’ll be picking up a copy at ConFusion in just a couple of days.

    Comment by Managing Editor Howard Andrew Jones - January 15, 2013 8:47 am

  2. I’m pretty sure my copy magically appeared on my Kindle sometime last night.

    Comment by Joe H. - January 15, 2013 9:43 am

  3. Thanks for your support, guys!

    Comment by John R. Fultz - January 15, 2013 12:56 pm

  4. […] John’s tales for Black Gate include “Oblivion is the Sweetest Wine” (Black Gate 12), ”Return of the Quill” (Black Gate 13), and “The Vintages of Dream” (BG 15). Seven Kings, the second book of the Shaper Trilogy, was released on Jan. 15; read an exclusive chapter here. […]

    Pingback by Black Gate » Blog Archive » Tangent Online on “Glimmer Faire”: “An Enjoyable Adventure That Reveals the Power of Art” - January 17, 2013 11:59 am

  5. I enjoyed volume one so very much. I ordered this one as soon as it was announced here!


    Comment by doug - January 18, 2013 1:53 am

  6. Glad to hear it, Doug. Let us know what you think of this one!

    Comment by John ONeill - January 20, 2013 3:54 pm

  7. […] Seven Sorcerers is the sequel to Seven Princes and Seven Kings (which we covered here and here.) […]

    Pingback by Black Gate » Blog Archive » Coming in December: John R. Fultz’s Seven Sorcerers - March 15, 2013 4:43 pm

  8. […] book in the series, arrived in January 2012, it marked the debut of a major new fantasy talent. Seven Kings cemented that reputation, and over the next two years, John graduated from promising new novelist […]

    Pingback by Black Gate » Blog Archive » John R. Fultz’s Seven Sorcerers On Sale Today - December 10, 2013 9:21 am

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