Review: The Shock of Night by:Patrick W. Carr
About the Book:
When one man is brutally murdered and the priest he works for mortally wounded on the streets of Bunard, Willet Dura is called to investigate. Yet the clues to the crime lead to contradictions and questions without answers. As Willet begins to question the dying priest, the man pulls Willet close and screams in a foreign tongue. Then he dies without another word.
Willet returns to the city, no closer to answers than before, but his senses are skewed. People he touches appear to have a subtle shift, a twist seen at the edge of his vision, and it’s as though he can see their deepest thoughts. In a world divided between haves and have-nots, gifted and common, Willet soon learns he’s been passed the rarest gift of all: a gift that’s not supposed to exist.
Now Willet must pursue the murderer still on the loose in Bunard even as he’s pulled into a much more dangerous and epic conflict that threatens not only his city, but his entire world–a conflict that will force him to come to terms with his own tortured past if he wants to survive.
Something is wrong among the kingdom. One man is killed for an unknown cause, his skull cracked open. The man’s servant is also killed. But why? What would someone want to do with someone no more than a church functionary? Willet Dura believes there is something more going on than meets the eye.
Going to the King’s throne room and speaking privately with him, Willet learns that the church knows more than they are willing to let on. They wish for nothing more than the king and Willet to look aside. Knowing that there is no justice in that, the king sends Willet to investigate but not get caught in the act.
Things begin to happen to Willet, having odd fainting spells and weird visions, he knows something is wrong. He knows he must find answers, but the answer he gets, will change his life forever. Forced to remember what happened to him in the Darkwater Forest, he learns that he may be more than just Willet Dura the king’s reeve.
The Shock of Night is book one in the Darkwater Saga. This book was full action and adventure. I loved every minute of reading it. I really enjoyed the medieval aspect of the whole thing. This book was a wonderful read. And I cant wait until I can read more books from this series.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.
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