Best 90-Minute Literature & Fiction Short Reads Reviewed By BookViral

"Powerful imagery and an immersive reader experience..."

90-Minute Literature & Fiction Short Reads

Recommend  for the coveted BookViral Crimson Quill. To make your recommendation simply click on the award badge below..…. 

  • ASIN: ‎ B09XDWXM16
  • Publisher: ‎ The Regency Publishers, International; 1st edition (March 28, 2022)
  • Publication date: ‎ March 28, 2022
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Print length: ‎ 52 pages
  • Genre: 90-Minute Literature & Fiction Short Reads

The BookViral Review:

A notable short fiction release from A.D. Lewis, ‘A king amongst us’ reveals its literary strength from the start, weaving language devices with a convincing central character to create powerful imagery and an immersive reader experience. Exploring one single compelling conflict, Lewis keeps to the thematic hallmark of a shorter narrative, as he develops his plot swiftly, maintaining a fast-paced and animated flow.

From the off, Lewis focuses on building the backstory of Raven the Messenger, plaything of the king turned gladiator, exposing the depth of anger which has become the central core of his life. After a failed attempt at revenge, and before he has a chance to act further on his vehemence, he is sold to the captivating and ethereal Madam Aurelia.

Surprisingly, their relationship moves from a shared dark passion to love, before a surprising twist reveals the novella’s true genre of surreal horror and dark psychological suspense, with Lewis pushing boundaries as he immerses his reader in the horrific and macabre.

Compactly presented, ‘A King amongst us’ maintains a unity of time and place, with its two locations connected by the catacombs beneath. Likewise, Lewis entwines the central relationships of his main players, keeping the plot tight and bonded, whilst leaving us with unanswered questions to ponder. Using a concise and dramatic structure, Lewis wastes no words, letting each live and breathe in full context.

With an explosive and violent climax, A King Amongst Us may be a quick read but the fascination of Lewis’ plot lingers, leaving the reader both satisfied and hungry for more.

Recommended Book Reviews
In The BookViral Spotlight

Best Urban Fantasy Series

Best Urban Fantasy Series

Bringing a distinctive voice to the genre, Vaughan W Smith sets himself apart with his first book in The BloodStorm series with plotting that is fast-paced and compelling with a propulsive story that encompasses all the requisites of popular Urban Fantasy.

Read More »
Best police procedural novels 2023

Best police procedural novels 2023

Avoiding the pitfalls of cliché his seven ‘Brady Cops’ are uniformly strong with their identities pivoting on their successes and failures which in turn justifies an intriguing array of coincidences and surprises.

Read More »

Author Publishing Tips & Recommended Book Reviews

Book Reviewers For Authors and Publishers
Author Publishing Tips
Editorial Team

Love and Heartache

You don’t have to be a romantic to believe in broken hearts and yet heartbreak is an intrinsic part of the romantic cycle.

Read More »
The Best Detective Fiction
Author Blogs
Editorial Team

Detective Fiction & Undercover Agents

From the Scarlet Pimpernel to James Bond, our enduring fascination with espionage shows no sign of abating. Undercover detective and spy stories continue to thrill and entertain us.

Read More »

Book Reviews That Readers Trust.

From humble beginnings in 2002 as a book review club BookViral has grown to become the first choice in book reviews for authors around the world and one of the biggest book review sites on the web. BookViral reaches millions of potential readers through best practice SEO and a trusted social media presence ensuring readers get unbiased, critical recommendations they can trust. 

BookViral also offers a full suite of author services, including, book editing services for unpublished and self-published authors, website design and bespoke SEO that help authors get discovered by more potential readers as well as industry influencers, such as publishers, agents and film executives. 

© Copyright 2019 BookViral Reviews. All Rights Reserved.