Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Book Review: The Wounded Shadow by Patrick Carr

In this third and final book of the Darkwater Saga, Willet Dura keeps drawing closer and closer to the secret of the Darkwater, making him more and more of a threat to it.  His fellow Vigil members have their own tasks to perform as they work to outwit the terrible malevolence contained in the menacing forest.  Toria Deel and Fess work to help the soldiers guarding the Forest while Pellin travels to the southern continent looking for answers from the Vigil there.  Will they discover the answers they need in time to figure out what the Darkwater is and how to defeat it?

This book was a splendid and exciting conclusion to the Darkwater trilogy.  The character development is fantastic as each person has his own personality and is fully fleshed out.  The story is fast-paced while the writing is thrilling and keeps the reader coming back for more.  What's going to happen next?  What's going to happen to Willet next?  I especially appreciated the religious aspect to the book, as the characters -- the good guys -- call out for their god's help and protection.  While not overtly Christian, there is definitely a fight between good and evil just as in Tolkien's books.  I highly recommend this book with one caveat:  start at the beginning of the trilogy with the novella By Divine Right.  You won't be disappointed!

I would like to thank Bethany House Publishing for my review copy of this book, but my opinions are my own.

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