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A minister losing touch with his faith…
A severely autistic child with no past, no present and no real future…
An evil older than time itself…
When the boy Lucian is thrown into Aaron’s life with nowhere else to go all hell breaks loose and Aaron confronts things he never actually imagined could really exist in an effort to save one small, tortured child.
I truly enjoyed sections of this book. Some of them, however (in my opinion) were written too formally, or included too much repetitive information/explanation, or it was just too wordy. I found myself skipping over those parts to get to the good stuff. I think it could have been shorter and been just as good, if not better. Also, the parts where Lucian/evil were giving their thoughts were very confusing to me.
The beginning drew me in quickly. It was extremely intriguing, and I couldn't wait to delve further into the story. As I got about half way into the book, my enthusiasm decreased because there was too much of a lull before the final reveal. Over all, I feel the author has a wonderful imagination, and great potential, and I love the main idea for the story. The tale of Bowen's family and how he ended up with the monks was riveting. The story of his punishment by the monks was painful and heart wrenching. The idea that Aaron was questioning his faith, that he was taking these "trips" to the past, and he endured the whippings for Bowen was fascinating. The very end, where the story comes together is also very interesting. The way they are all pulled together in the book could be better.
I was given a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
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