This fantasy is very well thought out. I wasn’t sure at the beginning what this “bloodvoicing” was–and as you will see, it’s being able to talk with others in your thoughts. And that brings out some great “hidden” conversations. Even though Jill writes for teens, adults will enjoy this book also!
From the Publisher: Winner of the 2010 Christy Award for the Visionary Category! Jill Williamson’s By Darkness Hid bursts onto the scene with a â€œhighly recommendedâ€ review from the prestigious Library Journal magazine. In this fantasy novel, young Achan Cham dreams of serving in the Kingsguard Knights, but he is a strayâ€“worse than a slaveâ€“and such aspirations are out of his reach. Worse, Achan is beginning to hear strange voices in his head, and wondering why his masters force him to drink a tonic every day, though he is not sick. Half the land of Er’Rets is permanently shrouded in Darkness. Forces on both sides of the Evenwall want Vrell and Achan, and their powerful gifts.
This is a terrific fantasy adventure with romance, betrayal, cruelty, and unexpected hope. Because above all the other voices in Achan’s head, he hears a new one calling him to faith. By Darkness Hid is book 1 in the Blood of Kings series.