Saturday, May 11, 2013
In the backwater village of Callowford, Errol Stone's search for a drink is interrupted by a church messenger who arrives with urgent missives for the hermit priest in the hills. Desperate for coin, Errol volunteers to deliver them but soon finds himself hunted by deadly assassins. Forced to flee with the priest and a small band of travelers, Errol soon learns he's joined a quest that could change the fate of his kingdom.
Protected for millennia by the heirs of the first king, the kingdom's dynasty is near an end and a new king must be selected. As tension and danger mount, Errol must leave behind his drunkenness and grief, learn to fight, and come to know his God in order to survive a journey to discover his destiny.
I am horrendously late in posting this review and I'm sorry! I was part of a tour back in January but wasn't able to finish the book in time so I wrote a partial review and promised a full review later. I also got the book from Bethany House and finished it but it has taken me this long to finally get around to posting my thoughts!
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book! It's not really my genre and I originally requested it only since it sounded like something my little brother (who's not much of a reader) would actually like. So I was quite happy to discover that I was actually liking what I was reading! The plot was really cool and extremely unique. One of the things that I found the most interesting was how Errol's weapon of choice is a staff. Outside of Robin Hood you don't hear of that much so it was awesome. The characters were all really great, interesting, and well done and the writing was exceptional. Since it has been a couple months since I finished this book I don't remember too much else but I did thoroughly enjoy this book and I'm excited to read book two!
About the Author
Patrick W. Carr teaches high school math and makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee, with his incredible wife, Mary, and their four awesome sons, Patrick, Connor, Daniel, and Ethan. Learn more at www.patrickwcarr.com.
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.