There’s something so fun about starting a new series, especially from a trusted author and genre. That’s exactly what this post is about. Patrick W. Carr’s newest series, The Darkwater Saga, has kicked off with all the awesome!
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.
I was a huge fan of Carr’s first series, The Staff and the Sword, so as I mentioned, I couldn’t wait to start this one. I can tell you it has been worth the wait! From the world created, the characters and the plot, I fully enjoyed every aspect.
I really liked our main guy Willet. His story and his whole personality…I loved it! He’s different from a lot of the main characters I come across and I thought Carr did a fabulous job with him. I also really liked Bolt. He’s a secondary character, but trust me, he’s awesome! Plus his name is Bolt.
The story is also intriguing and captivated me. The more I read, the more I got into it. With entertainment, twists and intrigue, this story keeps fantasy fans hooked. By the end, well, I didn’t want it to end and now I cannot wait for the next in the series!
If you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to start this series, there’s a novella to kick off the series, By Divine Right. And guess what? It will cost you zero cents to buy. My kinda book.
What book can’t you wait to start reading?