The Shattered Vigil by Author, Patrick W. Carr.
Bethany House (Baker Publishing Group)
Fantasy, Christian Fiction
This is the second and newly published in a series by Patrick W. Carr. My mistake was choosing this book before reading the first in the series. However, the author helps to catch up those who didn’t read the first book so you’re not at a loss as to what is happening; although I would still recommend reading the first in the series.
Even though it really isn’t the genre that I’m usually drawn to, I can say that it was intriguing to read about Willet and the others who decided to fight the darkness rather than just do nothing to save their world. Mr. Carr does an amazing job with his writing of this fantasy of the Darkwater and the characters as he describes the action scenes and the impact that the forces have upon the survivors of the Bas-solas that happened in the first series. Each scene is brought to life with imagination as he describes the characterization of each player in this book. Some will even tug at your heart as Willet and the other characters weave their way through the imaginary threat that faces them (in that they cannot see their adversary). The author’s realistic description of each scene helps the reader seem a part of the scene right along with his characters. With no spoilers as to the ending and how they fare with their battles, there are twists and turns before some things come to light in the ending chapter. If you’re a follower of fantasy series, this one will not disappoint.
The first in the series is The Shock of Night (The Darkwater Saga)
About the author:
Patrick lives in Nashville with his wife and their four sons. His growing up years, as he explains, was an Air Force brat. He moved a lot until his father retired. He graduated from Georgia Tech and worked as a draftsman, did design work for the Air Force, a printing company, and as an engineer as well as teaching high school math in Nashville. His dream for the future is to be a jazz pianist.
You can find his book at:
Barnes & Nobel
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Note: I received The Shattered Vigil as a free copy from the publisher.
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