I received a copy of THE SHATTERED VIGIL by Patrick W. Carr from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. It is a great, thick book – my favorite kind of epic fantasy adventure. It sucks you right in and doesn’t let you go.
This is part of the Darkwater Saga – book two to be exact. I’m new to the works of Patrick W. Carr, but he now has a fan in me. I hadn’t read book one, but I will look for it now. I also see there is a novella I was have to check out.
This isn’t a happy go lucky story, so if that is what you are looking for, you might want to find something different. This is dark and gritty. Some parts of the story are hard to read. They are raw and real; the entire book is intense. The characters prove that you can fight on in the most difficult of situations. I don’t recommend reading this before bed. The intensity will keep you up and the complex situations will keep you pondering. There is, of course, also love, and there is some hope.
I recommend this series to fans of dark epic fantasy. You won’t be disappointed if you give THE SHATTERED VIGIL a chance.