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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Shock of Night by Patrick W. Carr (Book Review!)

The Shock of Night (The Darkwater Saga, Book 1)

by Patrick W. Carr

(I received this book for review purposes.)


Genre- Fiction / Fantasy / General

Publisher- Bethany House

Copyrighted- 2015

Number of Pages- 462

Age Group- Adult

Description of Book- paperback, $15.99, ISBN: 978-0-7642-1346-5

One man is murdered and another mortally wounded.

Willet Dura, reeve to the king of Bunard, must investigate.  When he arrives, the mortally wounded man, a priest, touches him, screams in a foreign language, then dies.  Willet must investigate?  More people die and Willet has no idea what is happening in his town.  After the priest’s death, Willet finds that when he touches people he can see into their thoughts.  This is a gift he’s not supposed to have.  It puts him in danger more than ever before.

Will he find the murderer?  Who are the people who are trying to take him for their own?

About the Author- Patrick W. Carr currently lives with his wife and children in Nashville.  He has been a high school math teacher, draftsman, and more.  He was born during the height of the Cold War tensions on an Air Force Base in West Germany.

My Thoughts- I thought this was a long, but good book.  It dragged sometimes, but I stuck with it and I was really glad. 

I thought this was a good book for men.  I am glad that there are good books out there for men.  So many times it seems as if there are not very many good books for men.

Willet Dura was a good man.  He has done a lot of things he shouldn’t have.  He’s been to the Darkwater Forest and has been given a gift, that many would like to have, but he can’t give back.  All of those experiences make him a complex character.

My favorite character was Bolt, because he was loyal to Dura, but also loyal to the Vigil (the group of people who want the gift).  Gareth was another character I liked, because he too, was loyal to Dura.

This book ended on a cliff hanger, Dura needs to find a way to break his engagement.  Now, I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. 

I recommend this book!

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Disclosure of Material Connection- I received a free copy of The Shock of Night, by Patrick W. Carr, to review.  I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.  I am part of CSFF Blog TourAll links were current when posted.

1 comment:

  1. It was long, wasn't it. But I'm glad I stuck with it too. I ended up liking Bolt, but I liked Gareth best. Or maybe the librarian. He was a cool character!



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