Review Time: The Heroes Lot by Patrick Carr

Book 2 in The Staff & The Sword series by Patrick Carr.
Book 2 in The Staff & The Sword series by Patrick Carr.

My Review:

Mr. Carr would you please quit picking on poor Errol Stone!  My goodness, the man has barely made it to Erinon alive and is under compulsion again because power-hungry people do mean things.  I stopped biting my nails years ago, but this story has pushed me to the brink of that bad habit again.  Oh my!  What an adventure!  Why hasn’t the Kendrick brothers made a movie yet?!  What do you mean the e-library does not have A Draw of Kings (book 3)???  The agony of a cliff-hanger story!

Excellent characters, both primary and secondary.

Book 3 in The Staff & The Sword by Patrick Carr.
Book 3 in The Staff & The Sword by Patrick Carr.

Interwoven storylines are smooth and keep the action steadily building to the story’s heart-stopping climax.  The setting and environment are earth-like and believable. I’m going to make a prediction that in the future Patrick Carr will be ranked up there with J.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Terry Brooks, Anne McCaffrey, and Guy Kay to name a few.

Goodreads Promo:

Riveting Sequel from Christian Fantasy’s Most Talented New Voice – When Sarin Valon, the corrupt secondus of the conclave, flees Erinon and the kingdom, Errol Stone believes his troubles have at last ended. But other forces bent on the destruction of the kingdom remain and conspire to accuse Errol and his friends of a conspiracy to usurp the throne.

Non-stop action and intrigue by Patrick W. Carr.
Non-stop action and intrigue in book 1 of the Staff & the Sword series by Patrick W. Carr.

In a bid to keep the three of them from the axe, Archbenefice Canon sends Martin and Luis to Errol’s home village, Callowford, to discover what makes him so important to the kingdom. But Errol is also accused of consorting with spirits. Convicted, his punishment is a journey to the enemy kingdom of Merakh, where he must find Sarin Valon, and kill him. To enforce their sentence, Errol is placed under a compulsion, and he is driven to accomplish his task or die resisting.