Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A Cast of Shadows by Patrick W Carr- Excellent!
Errol, an apprentice, yet but a boy, is enroute to Martin Pater to deliver an important message. He is met by many dangerous obstacles including a man in black. At the tender age of 14 he is consumed by the desire for strong drink while he harbors bitter memories of his childhood. Errol is about to fight the battle of darkness in the quest of knowledge and strength against those who look for weakness. Will success find an end or will he be stopped from accomplishment?
A tale of medieval fantasy, battles and loyalty from a time not of our own. Rich with descriptive scenery, well developed and interesting characters and engaging easy to follow dialogue. I read this book in sections, due to the lengthiness, and many times I found that when reading I could picture myself within the pages witnessing the action first hand! Plot progressed slowly as high action took place, while welcoming the next book in the series. I was entertained by this faith challenging read and will highly recommend it to others especially those who enjoy a creative fantasy! Excellent first novel solid 4 Stars! I received a complimentary copy from Bethany House Publishers for my review.