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The Shattered Vigil–The Darkwater Saga

theshatteredvigilA 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 pos 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.

To make everything worse… a deadly new threat has emerged. Can the Vigil survive?


About the book and author:

patrick-w-carrPatrick W. Carr is the author of the acclaimed fantasy series The Staff and the Sword. A Cast of Stones won the 2014 Carol Award for Speculative Fiction and the 2014 Clive Staples Award. A Cast of Stones and The Hero’s Lotwere both finalists for 2014 Christy Awards. He teaches high school math and makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee, with his incredible wife, Mary, and their four sons. Click here for the author website.

Quick Review:

Interesting, fun, fantasy… worth it if you dare to read.

Where to buy:

Publisher Amazon | Barnes and Noble | CBD

What I liked:

Willet. He was ornery, stubborn, and dedicated. I also loved the urchins that were taken along with the Vigil and the trouble that they got into. 😀 They were hilarious. I loved the idea of the Sentinel and the way Wag saw himself. Too bad we didn’t get a glimpse into Tug from Ranger’s Apprentice the way we did Wag.

What I didn’t like:

I didn’t really like the style of writing. It was a great story, yeah, and there was nothing wrong with the writing style… it just wasn’t me. It also took a bit to get into the story. Once I was in, though, it took off and I could hardly put it down.

Who I would recommend this to:

Christian fantasy lovers.


3 stars


*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.*

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