The Shock of Night

07 Dec

The Shock of NightThis month’s feature novel for the CSFF Blog Tour is fantasy for grownups, but without the “grit” / “edginess” (sex scenes, foul language, gratuitous violence) of some other, more famous series. It’s unnecessary here.

The Shock of Night, the first book in The Darkwater Saga by Patrick Carr, is fantasy-meets-murder mystery. Its protagonist is Willet Dura, one of the king’s reeves, who has a strange interest in the dead: He wants to know what they know, see what they see.

What he gains, though, is an ability to read the pasts and the thoughts of the living.

A gift he isn’t supposed to possess.

A gift that could unlock his own forgotten past.

A gift that could cost him his life.

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The novella By Divine Right is a prequel to the series and is free on Kindle, but all the necessary details can be picked up by readers in The Shock of Night.

Still, FREE. How can you pass that up? 😉

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I’ll be discussing the book over the next couple of days. Meantime, read more about it at these other stops along the tour:

Thomas Clayton Booher
Beckie Burnham
Carol Bruce Collett
Carol Gehringer
Victor Gentile
Rani Grant
Rebekah Gyger
Bruce Hennigan
Janeen Ippolito
Carol Keen
Rebekah Loper
Jennette Mbewe
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Joan Nienhuis
Audrey Sauble
Chawna Schroeder
Jessica Thomas
Robert Treskillard
Shane Werlinger
Phyllis Wheeler
Nicole White
Michelle R. Wood


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7 responses to “The Shock of Night

  1. nissa_loves_cats

    December 7, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Everyone seems impressed by the ‘fiction for grown-ups’ thing. There is just not enough of that available without the naughty bits.

  2. J. L. Mbewe

    December 7, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    He had me at fantasy-murder mystery. I’ve got 50 more pages to go! But I’ve been saving them for the right time, you know? Can’t have me bawling my eyes out in the car line picking my kid up now. 😉

  3. Meagan

    December 7, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Cleaned up fantasy is always a big plus. I started out with C.S.Lewis, George MacDonald, and the like and was shocked the first time in picked one up that wasn’t a G or PG rated book (ewww!)

  4. Rebecca LuElla Miller

    December 7, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Quite a few of the people in the book curse, but Carr doesn’t make the readers wade through their words. I think he’s very creative in the way that he characterizes the language of some of the rough characters. I wanted to take notes, but I didn’t want to stop the story to do so. *shrugs* What’s a person to do? 😉



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