A young, tormented priest must see those to be executed. It is a thankless job, one D'ata dreads. Nevertheless, he does it kindly and with compassion. He gives them a chance at eternal life, listening to their confessions and offering absolution before they go to the gallows.
Tonight, however, nothing can prepare him for what he finds when he goes to the dungeons to see the last one, the mercenary the murderer. On this night, he is forced to recount the design of his own torment and fate. His own redemption is at stake and the sins he'd tried so desperately to forget are laid naked before his grief-stricken eyes. When morning breaks, he has a decision to make...
Set in fourteenth century France, it is an epic, two-sided tale, woven amidst the cataclysms of that magnificent and wretched time. Cramer is superb at taking your heart into her hands. Gripping and poignant, this story will surprise you, making you remember what perfect love and absolute hate truly feel like, for what is the cost of true freedom?
First of all I need to state that as much as I wanted to finish this book I was missing the final chapters so I got to page 257 when I ran out of pages. I loved this book, and was reading well into the night, but based on what I was able to read I am pretty confident that I can give an accurate review. This story is based around twin brothers separated at birth, one grows up living a life of privilege his course paved out for him from the moment he is adopted into a wealthy family, and the other lives a life of heart ache sacrifice and brutality. The story is seamless while it slips back and forth from D’ata’s point of view and Ravan’s and back to the present while the two brothers share their lives and experiences with one another waiting for daybreak when Ravan is set to be executed for murder. I think Cramer did an excellent job I was pulled right in from the minute I picked up the book and like I said was reading well into the night when the pages ran out, I will have to get another copy so I know how the story ends, I have a fairly good idea but I enjoyed hearing their stories and their experiences as they got to know each other and bared their souls to one another.
I gave this book a 5 out of 5 star rating
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I was gifted an e-copy of this book by the author in exchange for an unbiased review.