Tuesday, 27 December 2016

The Shattered Vigil by Patrick W. Carr

A Single Terrible Choice Faces the Vigil. Hide in Safety and Let Darkness Take Over the Land or Face the Growing Danger and Risk All of Their Lives.
Their victory over the dark forces during the feast of Bas-solas should have guaranteed safety for the continent. Instead, Willet and the rest of the Vigil discover they've been outsmarted by those seeking to unleash the evil that inhabits the Darkwater. One of the Vigil has gone missing, and new attacks have struck at the six kingdoms' ability to defend themselves.

Worse, a deadly new threat has emerged--assassins hunting the Vigil, men and women who cannot be seen until it's too late. To thwart the perilous new risk, the church makes the drastic decision to safeguard the Vigil by taking the surviving members into protective custody. But there are secrets only the Vigil can unearth, and so Pellin makes the heart-wrenching choice to oppose the church in a race to turn back the evil that threatens an entire continent. 

Review: Love. Love. Love! The Darkwater Saga series is incredible. I will most definitely be re-reading this series in its entirety. 

Patrick Carr is a very talented writer and story teller. The world he has created is immensely complex and works together with perfect clarity. I never found myself lost in the different places or confused with the explanations of his world. Instead, I was transported into a world where gifted people live among the ungifted and a secret order called the vigil holds all to account. The gift of domere - that of all the Vigil - is a very powerful gift. Those who are domere can re-live all the thoughts and actions of any person with a mere touch and discern truth beyond a shadow of a doubt. They can track memories anywhere .... even off a piece of stone or wood. Armed with this powerful ability to discern anyone's thoughts, the Vigil has for centuries enforced justice to the most powerful people in the kingdom.

Now, however, the Vigil is in immense danger as one of their own has been corrupted by the Darkwater - a wicked force that taints the world. As the Vigil is viciously attacked on all fronts and the ancient group is threatened with extinction, the most unlikely member of the Vigil must fight to keep them all alive. The result? A rapid paced adventure that you will not be able to put down for a moment. 

This book is fantastic. Truly fantastic. I highly recommend this series. Do read them in order though, it will make no sense to jump part-way into this series. 

Thank-you to Graf Martin Communcations and Baker Publishing House for a complimentary copy of this book.  

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