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.
About the Author
Patrick Carr was born on an Air Force base in West Germany at the height of the cold war. He has been told this was not his fault. As an Air Force brat, he experienced a change in locale every three years until his father retired to Tennessee. Patrick saw more of the world on his own through a varied and somewhat eclectic education and work history. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1984 and has worked as a draftsman at a nuclear plant, did design work for the Air Force, worked for a printing company, and consulted as an engineer. Patrick's day gig for the last five years has been teaching high school math in Nashville, TN. He currently makes his home in Nashville with his wonderfully patient wife, Mary, and four sons he thinks are amazing: Patrick, Connor, Daniel, and Ethan. Sometime in the future he would like to be a jazz pianist. Patrick thinks writing about himself in the third person is kind of weird.
Patrick W. Carr’s book one in the Darkwater Saga, The Shock of Night, is a dark fantasy, adventure that readers will enjoy. It is about a man, Willet, who is on a conquest to find a murder that is on the loose and protecting his city that is filled with turmoil and conflict. Patrick uses rich details to enhance his characters and the story. I would recommend this novel to readers that have previously enjoyed Patrick W. Carr’s work, as well as, enjoy fantasy.
Series: The Darkwater Saga
Genre: fantasy; fiction; Christian
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication date: November 3
Number of pages: 400
Content Rating: PG (violence and magic)
Book Rating: 4 stars
Other books in the series:
0.5-By divine Right
2-The Shattered Vigil (coming in 2016)
A review copy of this book was provided by Bethany House.
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