Monday, February 8, 2016

By Divine Right (Darkwater Saga #0.5) by Patrick W. Carr

Title: By Divine Right (Darkwater Saga #0.5)
Author: Patrick W. Carr
Pages: 119
Year: 2015
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Bethany House
Format: eBook
Note: At the time of this posting this eBook is free on all sellers that I checked.

About the book:

     Willet Dura ekes out a living as an assistant reeve in the city of Bunard, the royal city, investigating minor and not-so-minor crimes in the poor quarter. Ever since a terrible battle, Willet’s been drawn to the dead, and has an uncanny ability not only to solve their crimes, but even to know when one has been committed.

     When a gifted singer is found dead in the merchants’ quarter of the city, everyone assumes by the signs that the old man simply died of a stroke, but Willet’s intuition tells him better. When he learns that this is the second death within the last month of one of the gifted, those with a rare inherited ability, he begins to suspect that something more is afoot, and he soon finds himself chasing a mystery that could bring down the very kingdom of Collum.

My review:

     An intricately woven fantasy novella!

     This novella did a marvelous job of drawing me into the fantasy realm that Patrick has created. I’m captivated by the idea that there are individuals that are gifted and they have the ability to pass their gifting on to an heir before they die. I’m looking forward to seeing how this progresses in future books in this series.

     Willet is an absolutely fascinating character. He is able to read others and relate to people in different levels of society. I thoroughly enjoyed trying to understand him and his past. I know that there are going to be more facets revealed about him.

     I have to give this wonderful story a rating of 5 stars and recommend it highly. It does take a little effort to try and understand the nuances of a totally different realm but this novella is well worth the effort.

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