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King's X: Visions [Kindle Edition]

Stephen T. Harper
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Los Angeles Detective Wendell Book is the last hope for a desperate runaway with a strange story to tell. She claims that memories of past lives and a mysterious golden ring she calls "the King's X" have brought an ancient enemy to her trail. All Book knows for sure is that this man - known only as a "Shepherd" - is real, he's after the girl, and he's leaving bodies in his wake.

What's it like? Fast paced, thought-provoking Mixed-Genre: Modern Suspense Thriller/ Contemporary Fantasy.

"it is really like a modern, real-world twist on Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. It takes the previous ages of the earth notion... cuts away all the fantasy stuff and very convincingly brings the ring into our world. To Los Angeles, in fact." Amazon Reader Review

"Terrific mixed genre... It's a full-meal-deal. If you're looking for dessert, skip this. It's too satisfying by far, completely engaging from beginning to end." -- NY Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Tamara Rose Blodgett

King's X: Visions is Book 1 of 3. A single volume Anthology is also available wherever King's X books are sold.

Book 1 also features a sneak preview of Stephen T. Harper's upcoming novel, CORSAIR.

More Praise for King's X

"This is a 'stand up and take notice' story from a truly gifted writer. The most original adventure I've seen in years. "The Matrix" crossed with "The Da Vinci Code." King's X is dark, beautiful, and very provocative. I've had the story stuck in my head since the first time I read it." -- Ken Miller, Film and TV Producer

"Stephen T. Harper is a master of words. I stayed awake all night to finish, heart pounding, eyes bulging with every new twist, and the ending almost killed me!" --The Paperback Pursuer

"This is a very well thought-out book with lots of suspense, twists, and history. I give it 5 stars. If you love a good suspense/thriller, you'll love this book!" -- Paranormal Opinion

This book has grabbed me. ...really well written and I liked the author's style. Big thumbs up!" -- Booked Up

"...starts out mid-action and doesn't seem to slow down even when the author is describing delicate women in quiet moments with the men they care for... Pick up King's X. You won't be sorry." -- Into The Morning Reads

Editorial Reviews


"King's X belongs to that rare breed of books whose seemingly high-concept premise in fact shields a tightly crafted and deeply affecting story. Harper expertly balances character and conspiracy in a universe that will grab you from the very first chapter."
--John Walsh IV 
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From the Author

For more information about what's coming next from Stephen T. Harper, including contact information and how to get on our mailing list for a free copy of the upcoming CORSAIR, visit 

Product Details

  • File Size: 431 KB
  • Print Length: 124 pages
  • Publisher: Novel Endeavor Books; 2 edition (April 6, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004G8QZGU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #895,886 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real-World Lord Of The Rings January 31, 2011
By Brian W
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
King's X is a great thriller, which operates on a number of levels. First and foremost, the characters are interesting, complex, and well developed, and the pace of the action is fast, and the twists and turns are surprising and unpredictable. Underneath this big romantic action packed story, it is really like a modern, real-world twist on the J.R.R. Tolkein's Lord of the Rings. It takes the previous ages of the earth notion of Lord of the Rings, cuts away all the fantasy stuff and very convincingly brings the ring into our world. To Los Angeles, in fact. There have been many famous "magic rings" in myths and legends of the world. Who's to say that King Solomon's legendary ring, supposedly given to him by God himself, didn't come from a lost time, or have power that seemed magic? Harper's story tracks the ownership of just such a magic ring through history, with vivid descriptions of what life was like in the near and distant past. If you're a student of history, or want to have fun learning a little bit of history, I highly recommend reading King's X.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing; leaves you wanting more! December 22, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I bought this for my son who asked for series books. He had read some with time travel to historical settings, so I thought this might interest him. I started reading it myself and actually stayed up till 2 am to finish the first one, then bought the second. It says it is addicting, and I agree. You definitely want to continue the story.

Here is what I like about it. First, the characters are pretty interesting. Sometimes when you read a thriller, the characters seem more of a tool to service the storyline instead of the other way around. If the characters are one-dimentional, the story will not be as compelling. I was impressed that this book has both interesting characters and compelling story. You do want to see where the characters go, but the story itself is enough to keep you reading. Having both elements makes it a real pleasure to read. When I read "paranormal" in the description, I wasn't sure what to expect. I like good writing and I read a lot of different kinds of books. The writing is what draws me. Normally I don't read a lot of fantasy, but I do like good thrillers. I think this is a really unique idea for a story and I can see where it really could go on forever. The possibilities for follow-on stories seem almost endless. It is easy to picture it as a tv series. There is a back story, and then the characters all have their stories that tie into the back story. I think the writing is quite good, and I would be interested in reading more. At 99 cents a pop, it's pretty cheap entertainment. That means for 4 bucks you are getting a full length novel.

The story itself moves between time periods and events in history, but it is really pretty seamless.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best page turner since DaVinci Code! January 19, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I have not read a book as intense of a page turner since I read the Da Vinci code. I couldn't put KING'S X down. When I did put down the kindle to go to a dinner- I thought about it the entire meal. The characters come to life and following the detective in the late 1960's Los Angeles is as exciting as the story that takes place in 1291. I was cheering for the Detective in the streets of LA to the point I couldn't read it fast enough. It has the momentum of a great action film and just when you think they get away and can't run any further, another twist takes you down another vivid sequence. The characters are well thought out and I cared what happened to them. I have read 3 parts and I will be making time to read the next installment. I read all kinds of books but never thought I would be such a fan of this genre and the writer's work here. Absolute thrill ride that I have recommended to male and female friends. Please keep writing more KING'S X- I don't want the story to end.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Noir-Esque Read March 16, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This novella starts out mid-action and doesn't seem to slow down even when the author is describing delicate women in quiet moments with the men they care for. Which, definitely are not the key elements of the plot of this noir-esque story. There is a lot to absorb on the few pages of this first part. It's a giant feat to be able to fit so much character introduction and unveil at least enough of the wide-ranging plot to keep the reader wanting to log onto Barnes & Noble to read the next episode and Mr. Harper accomplishes it well.

The characters are developed well enough with the simplest of clues and statements that I quickly fell into the world being created. I especially enjoyed the historical segments as I have a fascination with the Crusades and Knights Templar. I felt the characters and description of settings was much richer and more colorful in these sections than in the more modern sections. I found myself more interested in what would happen with Sebastien and Khali than with Book, Molly, and Sara.

All in all, this was a nicely gritty, fun read. I'm impressed with the fortitude it must have taken to weave together something so complicated as I can already feel this story is going to be. Pick up King's X. You won't be sorry.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great suspense! March 13, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a very well thought-out book with lots of suspense, twists, and history. I give it 5 stars. This is a 4 episode series, each novella length. Through strong characterization, you become involved in the character's thoughts and actions. Knowing that the story is about reincarnation, makes it that much more intriguing. With the rapid introduction of new characters,it does leave you feeling confused in the beginning. The story takes time to set up, with so much going on. Stephen Harper has definitely done his research,and you can tell that a lot of thought has gone into this story.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not my kind of book
Can't say much about this book, read the first few pages and didn't like it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars making it dull and listless
I don't know how the author did it, but this book, which had so much potential and was filled with action, drug out, making it dull and listless. Read more
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Really makes you think 'what if'. Interesting storyline, loved the history behind the premise.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rethinking the connection to history and our reality
It's clear Steve is a meticulous writer that does much research. It inspired me to learn a bit more about the Templers. Read more
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the story is very fast paced and intriguing. at first I didn't think Mich of the book because it was all over the place but I continued it into the next chapter or so and it slowly... Read more
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I actually like the book, but it is a bit confusing because it jumps around a lot from the past to the present. It has very interesting people and a lot of mystery. Read more
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1.0 out of 5 stars Complete waste of time
Not worth one star actually. Two totally convoluted stories with no apparent ties. Complete dead end finishes no unlike a 4 part tv series that wants you to come back for more,... Read more
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Stephen T. Harper lives with his beautiful wife by the merely-pretty-in-comparison water in Marina Del Rey, California.

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