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Review: Darkness Reigns

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Review: Darkness Reigns

Darkness Reigns by Jill Williamsondarknessreigns
Reviewed by: Kaitlyn G
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Date: December 1, 2015

Everything is going into chaos. Earthquakes shake the Earth, threatening to rip it apart. Millions are dying. King Echad, the king of Armania, believes that Barthos the god of soil is terribly angry at them. The king continuously gives human sacrifices to Barthos, hoping to calm him. Prince Wilek, son of King Echad is furious about this however, especially after the king sacrifices his own brothers. Wilek sees his father as superstitious, which makes the king reluctant to name him heir to the throne. Lady Zeroah is Wilek’s betrothed, but Wilek would much rather have his concubine Lebetta instead. Lady Zeroah knows this, which makes her miserable around Wilek.

Wilek thinks that his brother Prince Janek is plotting against him and using Lebetta to do it. Everything just gets worse when Lebetta is found dead in the queen’s garden, with a message written in a language that no one in Armania speaks. Just when Prince Wilek thought the worst has come, a message from Farway; A sinkhole has swallowed the entire city! The kingdom believes that the Five Woes are upon them, and that the end of the world is near.

This book is interesting, though it is not one of my favorites. I felt like the story didn’t have a real plot to it. Some of the characters I thought were pretty dull and pointless to the story. I did have a favorite character though, Sir Kalenek Veroth. I do like the mystery surrounding Lebetta’s murder I love a good mystery! Also Wilek’s battle to become heir to the throne is quite interesting as well. Towards the end of the book I started to lose interest. I am going to read the next one though; there are too many questions left unanswered! Even though I might not like this book very much, Jill Williamson is an amazing and accomplished writer!

Rated PG-13: There is kissing in the book and there is mild violence.

Reviewer’s copy was provided by Publisher. Thank you!


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