Christian Fantasy At Its Best!
(Note: The Shattered Vigil is second in a series, and you need to read the first book, called The Shock of Night to follow this story. There is also currently a prequel called By Divine Right -available for FREE for Kindle.)
In the first book, the reader finds out how Willet Dura, the crime investigator for the King, is able to penetrate the deepest thoughts of the people he touches. Also, the world is revealed as divided between the Gifted and the Common. As Will pursues the most recent murder, he uncovers the evil plot that potentially threatens to destroy the very existence of the society he knows and loves.
The first books ends with a victory over the dark forces but that turns out to be just a small battle as the second book reveals the magnitude of the larger war, itself. Will Dura is an exceptional crime fighter and, with the help of his “gift”, he is able to meet the enemy and somehow survive the near death struggles he encounters.
The well rounded characters, the nonstop action, and surprising fantasy world make these books must reads. I highly recommend The Darkwater Series by Patrick Carr.