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The Vagabond King by [James Campion Conway]

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"I haven't finished a book so quickly in a long time because these characters were so intriguing. There were times I had to put the book down and simply reflect on how talented this author is. Conway's dialogue and narration are often mind-blowing." --
Brian Braden, "The Vagabond King: A Coming of Age Story by James Campion Conway is far removed from your typical coming of age novel... This is a powerful story, beautifully told and well worth the highest rating I can give it." --Grant Leishman for Readers' Favorite

"The Vagabond King is an engaging read with a protagonist that readers can easily connect with, a well-developed character dealing with a powerful conflict." --
Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite

"From the very beginning, I was interested in the protagonist and couldn't help wanting to see what would become of him and if he could discover his roots. The story is real and exciting." --
Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

"If you like thoughtful coming of age stories where characters have to find themselves during difficult circumstances, and with a dash of history thrown in, I'd definitely recommend this book!" --
Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite
"The Vagabond King had a unique sense of style that had me immediately turning the pages from the moment I picked it up. The language was rich and the storyline was fresh... Certainly an interesting read--ambitious, and oftentimes even lyrical in its pages--The Vagabond King will appeal to readers who are looking for contemporaries that will leave them thinking after the last page is turned." --
Pixie Lynn Whitfield,

"...if the world and literature survive into the next age, The Vagabond King will probably be a classic." --TM Romero,

"Thought-provoking and absorbing...Mr. Conway has written a soulful and soul-searching novel of a young man's coming of age." --

"This is a story that takes the reader deep into the heart, minds and emotions...It is a book that tears down the walls that we all hide behind and exposes our soft underbelly..." --
Jackie Burris,

"I found this book an absorbing read, and while I can't quite put my finger on it there is something special about it." --
Tracy Cook,

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Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B005MGEQ2K
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Best Selling Books; 4th edition (September 11, 2011)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 11, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1718 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 252 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 4.5 out of 5 stars 378 ratings

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James Campion Conway is the author of the literary coming of age novel called The Vagabond King.

"There were times I had to put the book down and simply reflect on how talented this author is." Underground Book Reviews

"...if the world and literature survive into the next age, The Vagabond King will probably be a classic." TM Romero,

“Thought-provoking and absorbing…a soulful and soul-searching novel of a young man’s coming of age.” Star, Goodreads.Com

If you’ve ever wondered “what it’s all about” or, if you like mythological fiction like American Gods by Neil Gaiman, or visionary fiction like The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield or The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, then this book is for you.

His influences are Tolkien, Kafka, Dinesen, Garcia-Marquez, Calvino, and Chandler. He is also deeply influenced by the historical writings of Winston Churchill and the mythological studies of Joseph Campbell. His favorite poets are Yeats, Keats and Bukowski.

Conway's character's do not exist in a vacuum. They exist within the historical, metaphysical and philosophical contexts that we all exist within whether we are aware of it or not. His work frequently blends mythology, cosmology, history and modern science to reveal a deeper, more complex understanding of the world we inhabit.

He's currently working on a second novel called The House of Smoke Mirrors which follows three different plot lines. Set against the background of 9/11 and the years that follow until the housing crash of 2008. The first plot line follows the adventures of a 10 year old girl without a name who believes she must truly be a fairy tale princess and not just a runaway from the foster care system. She has convinced a conman to take her to find her Godmother so she can learn her real identity, only to realize she had really been abducted.

The second plot line follows her parents, the King and Queen, as they leave their fairy tale kingdom to search for their missing daughter in this strange and foreign world of ours.

The third plot line portrays the real history of the United States, a history that has been purposely erased as successfully as it was in Winston Smith's 1984.

The book blends semantics with a deeper understanding of how our legal and banking systems really work to reveal how reality is not a solid thing but very flexible and that nothing we see is as it appears to be. Through the Looking-Glass meets 1984.

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