I received this book courtesy of Mr. Swanton for the purpose of a fair and honest review.
Overview: Brutez has a dream. A dream to se the tribes of the Snarshyim collected under one banner. In his mind, they are all related, there is no reason for all the fighting. This is his story, of course he gets some unexpected help.
Story Telling: Mr. Swanton has a gift for world building. The tribes are well developed. And the characters’ thoughts were easy to follow.
Likes: A story leading to peace is something to celebrate. Brutez is determined to find peace for all there is of the Snarshyim.
Dislikes: This is a rather bloody book. Not exactly one of my preferences. And then there is the aspect of these characters being related to Cain. Granted they aren’t shown in the worst light. I just see it as a dangerous precipice. Using Biblical characters, or–as in this case–their descendents, is a slippery slope.
Favorite Scene: My favorite parts had to be Jorgis’s journey to understand the scrolls that he and his friend found, or when God’s word came to the Snarshyim.
Conclusion: In my opinion, this book should be read by those firm in their faith. For the most part, it’s an okay story, just too bloody for me.