The Lost King

Science Fiction & Fantasy, General Fiction

By Devorah Fox

Publisher : Mike Byrnes and Associates, Inc.

ABOUT Devorah Fox

Devorah Fox
Winner of four National Novel Writing Month marathons, Devorah Fox has written for television, radio, magazines, newspapers, and the Internet. Publisher and editor of the BUMPERTOBUMPER® books for commercial motor vehicle drivers, she is also developer of the Easy CDL apps for the iPhone  More...



When all you have owned, everyone you have loved and everything you have done are gone, who are you? King Bewilliam awakens one morning not in his castle but in a cow pasture, inexplicably transformed from a beloved and respected ruler, husband, father, and dragon slayer of renown to a homeless and ragged vagabond. What mysterious bewitching spell so cruelly reversed his fortune? Who had cast it and why? In his quest to uncover and break the curse and regain his kingdom, he journeys to strange lands where he finds adventure, danger, romance... and himself.

I was inspired to write "The Lost King" by my friends' real-life dilemma . Downsized workers and returning veterans found that the life they had spent years building no longer existed and had to start over.

Reader Reviews

I started reading her first of two books and almost finished with the first. Kind of brings back English Lit days. I enjoyed reading Robin Hood and similar books which this reminds me of.


The Lost King is a very entertaining novel that was most enjoyable to read. From a medieval setting, this writer has drenched our imagination with a story of adventure, fantasy, romance, intrigue, discovery, and a spirit of examination that is reminiscent of the innate quality of mankind that results in new discoveries and inventions that, ultimately, make life on this terrestrial ball more exhilarating and fruitful for all. This book should appeal to everyone.


I would highly recommend Devorah Fox's novel The Lost King. It was one of those books you read quickly. You can't wait to see what happens next. I look forward to future efforts from this author.


As a new reader of Fantasy fiction I was a little nervous when I started The Lost King by Devorah Fox. The opening of the book immediately put me at ease since I could relate to a person who had lost everything including his memory of the circumstances. This is the way of the rest of the book. The characters could be from the modern world, but Devorah gives them the persona and depth so that there is no doubt we are in a time long ago. The dialog is dead on and all of the scenes superbly set. Yes there is a dragon but he is no more unrealistic than the factory where swords are crafted. This is an enjoyable and well narrated story.


This novel has a terrific story and is well developed.  It is a story of travel, greed, happiness, trust, distrust, lust, and love.  What makes it different is the medieval setting.  I read Coben, Sandford, Child, etc.  This was a very interesting book I had trouble putting down.  I highly recommend it!


If you like a novel where, in your mind, you are side-by-side with the main character, you will like The Lost King.  Add in the time medieval time period and it gets more interesting.  It is one of those novels that gets better the more you read.  You will not figure out where the story is going until well into the book. As result, you can’t put it down.


In The Lost King,Devorah Fox holds a fantasy medieval mirror to our world and puts the ‘word’ in sword – to the hilt. The details and dialogue had me hooked from the first “moo”as we learn what the king has lost. What a great story teller. I trust this first novel will not be her last