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The Darkwater Saga
There are those with a rare inherited ability known as the gifted. Assistant investigator Willet Dura doesn’t believe the gifted musician died of a stroke. When he learns that this is the second death of one of the gifted within a month, he decides to take his investigation even further.
The Shock of the Night #1
A priest speaks to investigator Willet Dura in a foreign tounge just before his death. Willet realizes he has been passed the rarest gift of all. He now has the ability to see the deepest thoughts of people. How can he use this to find the killer.
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Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2015
Series: Darkwater Saga
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.
Sandy5 Stars Out Of 5Tolkien IIApril 5, 2018SandyQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I read the prequel and then realized the author was the same one I'd admired for The Sword and Staff Series. While the world is different than ours- it isn't so different as to be confusing. The parallels are subtle and since the world is not our own- 'anything' can happen. I was pleased that I had this book in my library and plan to follow up with the others. Although you could get along without the prequel- you will be enriched with the knowledge of gifts and how they work. One of the things I like about Carr's books are that he's the first person to write about his worlds- so the plot is fascinating and totally unexpected- nice to get away from the same old, same old once in awhile. Personally I would put Carr's books right up there with Tolkien's- only Carr's carry a message AND a story.
Christina5 Stars Out Of 5Surprising fiction that draws you in!January 2, 2018ChristinaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I did not expect to like this series, it is not my usual genre to read, but I really like the series (I also read the prequel and the second book) and now await the third one. Besides the tale drawing me in, there is a deeper story that is gripping me; a story of forgiveness vs. grudges and the life changing consequences of the attitude one chooses. Very well done and I recommend you read this, even if this is not your genre!
DonnaGeorgiaAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Christian medeval fantasyAugust 2, 2016DonnaGeorgiaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Set in medieval times this action packed fantasy book takes you to a world where some people have special gifts inherited in an unusual way. Gifts of musical talent, craftsmanship, supernatural abilities. Tensions are heavy because all of the people have not received these gifts.
Willet Dura the Kings reeve, what we would considered a modern day police investigator, has inherited a powerful gift of being able to see the darkness inside the hearts of the people by merely touching them. A gift given to him unwillingly by the death of a Vigil.
Willet has fought in wars, is a hero, courageous, caring for others, compassion and so much more. He wanted to join the church but was unable to do so due the blood on his hands. I loved his character.
This is the first book I have read by Patrick Carr. What a wonderful introduction to his amazing writing skill. Look forward to reading more of his books.
The Shock of Night is a very creative sci-fi fantasy of evil, some humor, romance, mysteries to be solved, danger, murder and intrigue with twists and turns. A very enjoyable read for me as I love this type of story.
I highly recommend this book is you are a fan of the medieval fantasy time period.
I received a free copy of this book from bookfun.org for my honest opinion and review.
nkwbookreviewer4 Stars Out Of 5Riveting Christian FantasyJuly 19, 2016nkwbookreviewerQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4The Shock of Night is book one in author Patrick Carr's Darkwater Saga fantasy series. Published by Bethany House Publishers this 450+ page book is a riveting read. You can tell by the cover it is going to be something different, action packed, and maybe even a bit magical. There is action, drama, mystery, fantasy, intrigue, and the conflict of right from wrong. It is a good book for most anyone. The author has a way with words and storytelling. The storyline flows quickly and is interesting with its fast pace. The writer has a smooth writing style and uses dialogue to help us learn about the characters and their surroundings. The characters are well defined and developed superbly. The story has a lot of twists and turns which the book hard to put down. It is set in a society where people are either gifted or non-gifted. The gifted have exaggerated abilities in singing, athletics, or music. It is a believable fantasy book that deals with many issues including religion and government. I would recommend it. I rated it a 4 out of 5 stars. A copy of this book was provided by The Book Club Network for my honest review.
pautoyoung3 Stars Out Of 5Fantasy FictionJune 21, 2016pautoyoungQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3The Shock of Night by Patrick W. Carr is a great book for the fantasy fiction reader. Although this genre of writing is not my favorite, I found the book interesting and a little comlex to follow. A lot of kingdom terms interfered a little with my understanding hindering my interest especially with the length of 455 pages, but the action helped to me to follow the storyline. The touch of romance helped somewhat to keep me interested. I will definitely pass this book to my daughter-in-law who loves to read this genre of novels. I received a copy from the author and publisher of The Book Club Network in exchange for an honest review.