IN THE DARKNESS OF THE PIT
THE LIGHT SHINES BRIGHTEST
Drums summon the chieftain’s powerful son to slay a man in cold blood and thereby earn his place among the warriors. But instead of glory, he earns the name Draven, “Coward.” When the men of his tribe march off to war, Draven remains behind with the women and his shame. Only fearless but crippled Ita values her brother’s honor.
The warriors return from battle victorious yet trailing a curse in their wake. One by one the strong and the weak of the tribe fall prey to an illness of supernatural power. The secret source of this evil can be found and destroyed by only the bravest heart.
But when the curse attacks the one Draven loves most, can this coward find the courage he needs to face the darkness?
Coming May 25, 2015
DATE I STARTED THIS BOOK: 4/25/15
DATE I FINISHED THIS BOOK: 4/29/15
HOW I RECEIVED THIS BOOK: Through the publisher
FORMAT OF THIS BOOK: PDF
TYPE OF REVIEW: Bite-sized
I eased into this book. I didn’t like it at first, but by 50%, I was hooked.
Draven was a complex character. He had simple cares, complicated worries, and perpetual conflict. This book showed so much conflict. So much happened. I loved how it representedDraven’s internal conflict. He had decided not to kill, but then his village viewed that as cowardly. He fought with the title of Coward, but still knew he had done the right thing.
This story was brilliantly told, weaving between a storyteller and his listener, and Draven. Anne Elisabeth Stengl handled it all superbly.
I cried, I must confess, when I read this book. I won’t tell you why. But I did cry.
Five stars,to another well-written Stengl book! 🙂
*I received an free e-copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.