Book Of The Day – Once We Were Kings

by Greg on June 28, 2011

Today we have a perfectly rated Epic Fantasy for the Book Of The Day. ONCE WE WERE KINGS by Ian Alexander has a 5.0 star rating and costs $3.99. This book has nothing but rave reviews – check them out here and below!

“Joshua Graham transitions from suspense to the fantasy as Ian Alexander with flying colors.”
“invokes awe in the reader that I’ve only felt with J.R.R. Tolkien, David Eddings and before them both, C.S. Lewis.”

–The Top Shelf

“…right out of the Golden Age of fantasy…”
“…page-turning epic fantasy…”
“…elements of Tolkien..the Belgariad, the ‘Adept’ trilogy by Piers Anthony, and C.S. Lewis.”
–Michael Bellomo, Amazon Bestselling Author

by Ian Alexander
Rating: 5.0 Stars
Category: Epic Fantasy
Price: $3.99


In a world where the Sojourners, a nearly extinct race with preternatural abilities struggle to preserve their faith and heritage, destiny thrusts two youths from opposing nations into the heart of a centuries-old conflict.

Render, an orphan from the outskirts of the culturally enlightened Kingdom of Valdshire Tor, escapes slavery and seeks the truth about his true identity only to discover a web of conspiracies. This quest leads to the revelation of his uncanny ability to wield the destructive forces of nature.

Ahndien, sole survivor of a heinous raid on her peaceful village in the Eastern Kingdom of Tian Kuo, embarks on a journey to find her father, now a captive of Torian troops. What she uncovers surpasses anything she can imagine as she masters the ability to manipulate fire.

Guided by shape-shifting spirits, Render and Ahndien’s fates collide when first they meet as mortal enemies. However, to save their people from annihilation, they must unite both kingdoms against a terrifying enemy that threatens to destroy both realms.
But how can a young slave and a peasant bring sworn enemies of half a millennium together?

ONCE WE WERE KINGS: The first book in a saga of destiny and redemption, in a world of dying hope.

Winner of the 2011 International Book Awards, Joshua Graham writing as Ian Alexander
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Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

Once We Were Kings is an amazing epic adventure that will take the reader on an unforgettable journey like no other.

Ian Alexander brings before readers a tale of fantasy and humanity. Once We Were Kings will appeal to a vast and endless audience range, from young adult to adult, males and females. Encompassed within these pages is action, adventure, intrigue, romance and even shape-shifting spirits. Beneath the superb story lies the lessons of faith and the battle between God (Valhandra) and the Devil (Malakandor), told in a way that will not put off those who do not enjoy religious-based fiction. Once We Were Kings is the first in a series by Ian Alexander and the ending is the perfect segue into future books.


This isn’t my normal genre but it came highly recommended by friends and all I can say is WOW, I loved it. I read it every spare moment I had, until I finished.


This book is so deserving of more than 5 stars! It is a book that young and old readers alike will enjoy. You’ll be captured and thrown into the middle of the action, helping the characters all along the way. When you reach the end, you’ll say good bye, but it’s a novel that won’t soon be forgotten! If you are new to fantasy novels, start with Ian Alexander’s ONCE WE WERE KINGS. You’ll be a fan for life of the work of an incredibly talented, FANTABULOUS author!

Get Once We Were Kings here: ONCE WE WERE KINGS

About The Author

You may know me by my good twin (what does that make me?) Joshua Graham, to whom I bear a striking resemblance though I’d contend that by far, I am the more handsome. Though we exist in different realms, our lives, accomplishments and sojourns have run parallel courses throughout time.

For expediency’s sake, here is my twin’s bio. In the future, as the roads of our travels diverge, I shall update this page with more Ian Alexander-specific information.


(Ian Alexander’s good twin)

Award winning writer Joshua Graham’s #1 bestselling novel (Barnes & Noble ebooks) BEYOND JUSTICE is taking the world by storm, one reader at a time. Many of his readers blame him for sleepless nights, arriving to work late, neglected dishes and family members, and not allowing them to put the book down.

BEYOND JUSTICE, THE ACCIDENTAL EXORCIST, THE ACCIDENTAL HERO, THE ACCIDENTAL HEALER, and DEATH AND TAXES, have reached the top of multiple bestseller list on Barnes & Noble topping titles by John Grisham, Linda Fairstein, Scott Turrow and James Lee Burke, Ted Dekker and Steven James. Soaring to the top of the Barnes & Noble lists, BEYOND JUSTICE recently hit #1 in the Legal Thriller and Christian Thriller categories, topping by John Grisham, Joel C. Rosenberg, and Michael Connelly. It has also remained on the top 100 bestselling Kindle bestseller list months after its release.

Suspense Magazine listed BEYOND JUSTICE in its BEST OF 2010, alongside titles by Scott Turrow, Ted Dekker, Steven James and Brad Thor.

Publishers Weekly described BEYOND JUSTICE as:
“…A riveting legal thriller…. breaking new ground with a vengeance… demonically entertaining and surprisingly inspiring.”

Under a different pen name, Joshua has been published in three Simon & Schuster anthologies. He’s a graduate of the Oregon Professional Writers Masterclass run by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

Joshua Graham grew up in Brooklyn, NY where he lived for the better part of 30 years. He holds a Bachelor and Master’s Degree and went on to earn his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University. During his time in Maryland, he taught as a professor at Shepherd College (WV), Western Maryland College, and Columbia Union College (MD).

Today he lives with his beautiful wife and children in Southern California. Several of Graham’s short fiction works have been published by Pocket Books and Dawn Treader Press.

BEYOND JUSTICE is now available in Trade Paperback through as well as Barnes and Noble. It’s available at the Kindle store for $3.99, and can be purchased for other ebook readers at Smashwords. It als available for the iPad, SONY E-Reader and Nook.

A member of the Oregon Writers Network, Graham is a graduate of the Master Classes and professional writing workshops held by Dean W. Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Dean and Kris and the entire OWN, have been a major influence in his career.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Ian Alexander and ENT appreciate it.

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