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By Divine Right ~ Review

By Divine Right
The Darkwater Saga: An Introductory Novella
By Patrick W. Carr

Willet Dura is a reeve in the city of Bunard.  When he discovers a murder of a musician he is determined to discover who killed this man to steal his gift.  What he discovered is even more disturbing than what he was expecting.

Someone is murdering the gifted within the kingdom and stealing their gift.  There can be but one purpose for this gathering of gifts.  And this crime is proof that King Laidir and the Kingdom of Collum are in danger.  But Dura's life is in danger as his efforts may have been observed by the perpetrator.

Can Dura find the proof he needs before it is too late?  Or will he fall to the very person he is trying to stop?

This is an introductory novella to the Darkwater Saga series.  At 119 pages this is a quick read and provides valuable insight into Willet Dura someone who plays a major role in the first novel of this series.

About the Book:

Willet Dura ekes out a living as an assistant reeve in the city of Bunard, the royal city, investigating minor and not-so-minor crimes in the poor quarter. Ever since a terrible battle, Willet's been drawn to the dead, and has an uncanny ability not only to solve their crimes, but even to know when one has been committed.

When a gifted singer is found dead in the merchants' quarter of the city, everyone assumes by the signs that the old man simply died of a stroke, but Willet's intuition tells him better. When he learns that this is the second death within the last month of one of the gifted, those with a rare inherited ability, he begins to suspect that something more is afoot, and he soon finds himself chasing a mystery that could bring down the very kingdom of Collum.