Darkness is on the rise in Aeld Gowan, and all that stands in its way is the unlikely hero Moromus, a bookish young monk with a gift for languages and a haunted past. Jeremiah Montgomery packs the first installment in his debut series full of adventure, dread, and dark conspiracy.
"A frightening engagement with the most cunning kind of evil! Montgomerys epic fantasy is as relevant for todays faithful as it is captivating."
Gripping, well-written fantasy with a startling degree of historical accuracy, The Dark Faith sends well-rounded characters on a quest that grows darker as the mystery deepens. Its chaste but violent climax makes it clear that this is the first book in a series: The protagonists dont yet engage the enemy, but hints abound that that engagement will be worth the wait. Recommended.
I have enjoyed reading fantasy for nearly fifty years. In that reading, the one thing that has continued to distress me is that most fantasy is entirely secular in its outlook. Even in those fantasies that involve religion, the religion is either mere coloring, not essential to the plot, or it is some sort of vague "spirituality." In Mr. Montgomery's novel, on the other hand, religion is central to the plot and the characters. It is well developed and thoughtfully presented. Further, I simply enjoyed the book. It tells the tale well, and keeps the plot humming along.