"Whitta is a master of suspense. Abomination grabs you and doesn't let go." Hugh Howey, New York Times -Bestselling Author of Wool
He is England's greatest knight, the man who saved the life of Alfred the Great and an entire kingdom from a Viking invasion. Read more...
"Whitta is a master of suspense. Abomination grabs you and doesn't let go." Hugh Howey, New York Times-Bestselling Author of Wool
He is England's greatest knight, the man who saved the life of Alfred the Great and an entire kingdom from a Viking invasion. But when he is called back into service to combat a plague of monstrous beasts known as abominations, he meets a fate worse than death and is condemned to a life of anguish, solitude, and remorse.
She is a fierce young warrior, raised among an elite order of knights. Driven by a dark secret from her past, she defies her controlling father and sets out on a dangerous quest to do what none before her ever have hunt down and kill an abomination, alone.
When a chance encounter sets these two against one another, an incredible twist of fate will lead them toward a salvation they never thought possible and prove that the power of love, mercy, and forgiveness can shine a hopeful light even in history s darkest age."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-04-27
- Reviewer: Staff
A reluctant knight battles an unspeakable horror in Whitta’s epic tale, a well-written debut that skillfully blends science fiction, historical fantasy, and spiritual themes. In 888 C.E., after nearly 100 years of bloody battles with invading Norsemen, Alfred, England’s last remaining king, has finally established an uneasy peace. But grumblings from the Danes have the wary king on edge, and when a cache of ancient spells is discovered, he grudgingly allows his archbishop, Aethelred, to study them as a means of raising an unholy defense. The results are bone-chillingly macabre, leading Alfred’s most trusted knight, Wulfric—a wildly conflicted pacifist—to abandon his idyllic postwar life and fight the uncontrollable evil that a coldly obsessed and maniacal Aethelred has unleashed. Screenwriter Whitta’s pacing is superb and more than makes up for any sacrifices to character development as he takes readers on a tense, nail-biting ride. Though many will see a late plot twist coming from a mile away, that in no way diminishes the satisfaction felt when it’s revealed. Agent: United Talent Agency. (July)