Alright, so for this book, I am finding myself immensley liking one of the lead characters – Achan.
He is a boy who is trying his hardest to prove that he is a man and he wants more for his life than to be in servitude and ruled over by his master – Poril.
Poril is a man who some might consider mean, but not as mean as he COULD be, he would be quick to point out.
Achan was taken in by Poril a long time ago and he has raised him as a servant boy…he goes around and takes care of the goats and various animals in the keep of the manor…Achan, as mentioned before, wants more for his life, but his ambitions are not too high. All he wants for himself is a better position so he might be able to ask for his longtime girlfriend, Gren’s hand. Little does Achan know that the path that has been laid out for him is about to change.
My thoughts on this book are that Jill Williamson did a good job in bringing out the characters of the book and making it so that you feel like you know them personally and could guess what they might say or how they might do something.
One of the things that stood out to me right away when I started reading this book, “By Darkness Hid” was Jill’s attention detail. For me it made the story more believable and more engrossing… lol I am not sure that is a word, but what I mean is that the details that she added, such as the sounds the goats made, the sights, etc, drew me into the story to where I felt like if I closed my eyes and waited for a bit, when I opened them again I might be in the middle of the story, watching it all unfold before my very eyes.
I look forward to reading the next book in the series. Make sure to take a look and see what other people wrote about the book.
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