My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This action, fantasy story is set in a medieval time period. In this world, there are many special powers/gifts that some people are given which make them masters at their craft/job/skill. Others are not so fortunate, which causes some degree of tension in the kingdoms. The protagonist gains a very rare power/gift which sets in motion an exciting plot involving multiple kingdoms and religious factions. There are many ethical dilemmas in this story which cause the reader to consider their own beliefs–very thought provoking. “The Shock of Night” is a great page-turner, but is not to be taken lightly. War, death, destruction, sword/fist-fights, betrayal, good vs evil, love, hate, fear, and redemption are some of the many themes in this story.
This book is great for anyone who likes action, fantasy, swordplay, and romance. I highly recommend this well-written book by Patrick Carr, and I look forward to its sequel.
(Book provided by the publisher in exchange for honest review)