Warning: This is not a book for younger teens or those who do not want to read about the practices of the Druids.
At first, I wasn’t sure what was going on in this first book of the Dark Harvest Trilogy. There were so many new places and names of people, and I was trying to figure out who the good guys were and the bad guys. But my son, David, and I began to read it aloud and that began our journey to discover all about the druids and England during the time of the Middle Ages.
The author, Jeremiah Montgomery, has created a fantasy that is actually based during this time period, and his research is excellent. His map in the front helped us visualize the areas that were discussed in the book, and the twists and the turns in the story kept us on our toes. Montgomery does describe some horrible sacrificial practices of the evil ones in this story. And that can be gruesome, which is why I have mentioned the warning above. But what I love about this story is that the evil ones are shown to be the false teachers that they are and God is shown to be sovereign and powerful. We hope you will love this story as much as we have!
From the Publisher:
The ancient Dark Faith was destroyed long ago. Or so they thought…
Morumus was but a boy when the murderous shadow of the Dark Faith fell upon his family. Now a devout monk, Morumus has been given the task of his life: translate Holy Writ into the language of those who practice the Dark Faith. His translation could be a great, sweeping sword, used to break its power! But as Morumus and two fellow monks begin the task, dark currents drag them toward a dangerous conspiracy. Shadows from his past appearâ€”in his sleep, on a lonely road, even on the cover of an old book. Coincidence? Or something more sinister? Can Morumus find the secret to vanquish the Dark Faith? Or will he once more lose everythingâ€”even his life?
An epic battle between good and evil commences in The Dark Faith, the first book in the masterful Dark Harvest trilogy. It is a battle that will push three warrior-clerics to the very limits of their strengthâ€”and their faithâ€”as they fight to unearth the truth of an ancient evil, a tree rooted in bloodshed, and a fabled book that holds the secrets they seek.
The Dark Harvest trilogy follows Morumus, a monk tasked with confronting the Dark Faith and its blood-steeped rituals. Jeremiah Montgomery, a masterful storyteller, has created a world that heightens the reality of spiritual warfare and the danger of subversion in the church.
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