Friday, February 8, 2013
Author: Patrick W.Carr
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Series: The staff and the sword
In the backwater village of Callowford, Errol Stone's search for a drink is interrupted by a church messenger who arrives with urgent missives for the hermit priest in the hills. Desperate for coin, Errol volunteers to deliver them but soon finds himself hunted by deadly assassins. Forced to flee with the priest and a small band of travelers, Errol soon learns he's joined a quest that could change the fate of his kingdom. Protected for millennia by the heirs of the first king, the kingdom's dynasty is near an end a new king must be selected. As tension and danger mount, Errol must leave behind his drunkenness and grief, learn to fight, and come to know his God in order to survive a journey to discover his destiny.
This is a good fantasy story with danger around every corner. It's a fast paced adventure set in medieval times. A great start to this series that you will devour. I give it five stars for an awesome read.