Angry Robot, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780857660527, 412pp.
Publication Date: September 28, 2010
The King Arthur myth gets dramatically retold through the eyes of street hustler King, as he tries to unite the crack dealers, gangbangers and the monsters lurking within them to do the right thing. From the drug gangs of downtown Indianapolis, the one true king will arise. The King Arthur myth gets dramatically retold through the eyes of street hustler King, as he tries to unite the crack dealers, gangbangers and the monsters lurking within them to do the right thing. Broaddus' debut is a stunning, edgy work, genuinely unlike anything you've ever read.
File Under: Urban Fantasy Street Gangs - Drug Wars - Ancient Bloodline - Dragon Rising ]
His areas of interests includes religious studies, folklore, and myths. His previous book was the novella "Orgy of Souls," written with Wrath James White. He says he only wants to get famous enough to be able to snub people at horror conventions. The author lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.
"There are fewer greater pleasures in a reader's life than witnessing a writer whose work they have enjoyed reached a new plateau in their storytelling skills, and such is the case here... Broaddus delivers in a voice that both whispers and roars and cannot be ignored." - Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild Award-winner Gary A. Braunbeck
"Maurice Broaddus' writing creates a dangerous and authentic mood. The language is fierce and evokes the gritty realism of life on the streets... For some, King Maker is going to be the best read of 2010." - FantasyLiterature.com
"King Maker is a fascinating novel... [and] should be on every SF fan's shelf." - Adam Christopher
"Deft characterization, authentic dialogue, exciting plot... Maurice Broaddus has definitely brought his A-game to this urban joust." - Gene O'Neill
"King Maker's strength is its ability to stay true-to-life even when the fantasy components come into play..." - Nick Cato, Stem Shots
"It’s impossible to approach a new version of the timeless tale [of King Arthur] without asking, 'Do we really need this version?' I’m pleased to report that Maurice Broaddus provides many compelling answers to this question, answers which led me to conclude with a resounding 'yes.'" - The Sci-Fi Guys Book Review