The Kinsman Chronicles part 1
by Jill Williamson
Part 1 of Jill Williamson's Epic Fantasy Series The Kinsman Chronicles
The god of the soil is furious. Volcanic eruptions, sinkholes, earthquakes--everything points to his unhappiness. At least this is what the people of Armania in the Five Realms believe.
Amidst the unsettling state of the world around them, the princes of Armania live their lives focused more on who will claim the throne after their sickly father, King Echad, dies. That is until Prince Wilek's concubine turns up dead--beside her, a bloodied message that seems to have come from the
Darkness Reigns is collected together with parts 2 and 3 in King's Folly.
Epic fantasy begins...
And so begins Jill Williamson's epic tale of fantasy. Lands are in ruins, natural disasters are terrifying to say they least, mysterious prophecies maybe being fulfilled, and the sons of an aging king vie for his favor in being named Heir. The lives of disparate characters are linked together in known and unknown ways. The lands they live in are harsh and the wills of the various gods are unbending and unmerciful.
This E-Book received a 3.5 Bark rating.
I would add that this is more of an adult story, or older teens, versus YA. With more mature themes Darkness Reigns will catch the attention of longtime fantasy fans looking for a new and exciting read.
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives Darkness Reigns by Jill Williamson a 3.5 Bark rating.