Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Friday Fiction Fix: "By Divine Right"

Okay, okay. It's not Friday, but it's been over a week since the last book review. Remember there's no post this Friday, so I'll see you next week, when I'll resume my normal posting schedule (Tuesdays and Fridays). 

The Short:

By Divine Right
Part of The Darkwater Saga

By: Patrick W. Carr

5/5 Stars

What: A medieval murder investigator must discover who has been stealing the divine gifts before it’s too late.

Recommended to those who like: Mystery, loosely Christian, fantasy

The Long:

I was really intrigued by the concept of this novella. It’s a quick read and the ebook is free in most formats.

Willet Dura is troubled by his ability to sense murders when they happen. However, as a murder investigator in a medieval-style city, he can’t argue that it’s a poor asset for his job. But when a string of murders takes place that seems to be targeted at the city’s gifted citizens, he has reason to suspect that there’s a larger plot at play.

This book is a nice blend of mystery/suspense and fantasy action. There is a strong Christian undercurrent to the book, but it doesn’t dominate the plot. There’s also a small touch of romance. The writing is tight and the fast pace combined with the short length of the book makes it a nice afternoon read. I look forward to starting the full-length novels in this series.

Any thoughts? If you’re interested in more of Mr. Carr’s work, you can check out another one of my reviews of his work here. 

Due to the holiday and  traveling, I may be slow to respond to comments. Happy New Year!


  1. Oooh, this sounds interesting. I just downloaded it onto my kindle, but I'm curious, since I haven't read any of the novels in the series, will the novella make less sense/be less enjoyable?

    1. Oh, this is the first book in a new series! I guess the way I phrased that was a little confusing. You'll be able to understand it just fine without reading anything else by him. Thanks for the comment!


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