SEVEN PRINCES has been out now for nearly six months. Here’s what some of my favorite critics had to say about the book, all combined into a single post:

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“Fultz’s debut novel is flawless …
SEVEN PRINCES is as good as it gets.” 

–Paul Goat Allen

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“An unabashed, over-the-top fantasy epic…There’s a determined rejection of the epic fantasy ethos of deferred gratification. The whole book contains about 10 books’ worth of story ideas and plot twists, in under 500 pages…You sort of wish Frazetta was still alive, just so he could illustrate
some scenes from this book.”

–Charlie Jane Anders, io9

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 “A richly detailed background history filled with the legends of many cultures lends depth to a stand-out fantasy series from an author with an exceptional talent for characterization and world building.”

–The Library Journal 

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“When I was a kid, I read fantasy novels because the men were heroes, the villains were the most vile, despicable creatures possible, and the battles were epic. The stories were magical to my young mind, and I couldn’t wait to immerse myself in the realms of dragons and wizards each day after school. Thanks to John R. Fultz’s debut novel, SEVEN PRINCES, that magic is back in a big way.”

–James W. Powell
The Debut Review

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     ‎”Here is a fantasy novel that manages to be as dark and gritty as an Abercrombie or Martin creation yet also sits comfortably within the realm of fairy tale, folklore, and myth, with its emotional verisimilitude never threatening to rob the series of magic or heroism, and its classic fantasy tropes never undermining its
emotional complexity and heft.”  

–Robert William Berg

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    “This is fantasy of the Dunsany, Smith and Vance school, where breathless wonders spill off the page in spendthrift profusion. I can imagine a reader familiar only with the more prosaic, predictable and ‘realistic’ approaches to fantasy finding this novel to be the equivalent of a powerful dose of Black Lotus—dizzying, spellbinding,
maybe even hallucinatory.”

–John Hocking 

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“Here magic is the force than binds every single element and every single character. Without magic this book cannot exist. This is what draws you in, for in this world there are no limits, and, honestly, Fultz just runs with this amazing display of imagination in every single page.”

–Cristian Caroli 

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“SEVEN PRINCES is bold, brash, and big. This is a novel written with bright strokes of character and setting, bursting with world-shaking adventure, intrigue, and conflict.
It reads big, and feels big, and it’s unrepentantly so.”

— Brian Murphy,
http://www.blackgate.com 

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“John goes beyond the tropes and conventions of big fantasy; he makes them his own with original twists, and he always, always tells a human tale, the story of characters that engage us.”

— Frederic S. Durbin
Author of DRAGONFLY and THE STAR SHARD 

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“… exciting and delightful … thoroughly entertaining …
characters you want to read more about…”

— MyShelf.com

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