This time I’ve teamed up with BookBear for their book tour of The Whisper King by Wil Radcliffe. They were so generous to send me The Whisper King to read and give an honest review.
Thank you BookBear!
I read this book on my kindle.
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Publisher: Necro Publication
Publication Date: July 17th, 2015
Synopsis by the publisher:
My name is David Kinder. And this is my story… every goddamn bloodstained word of it.
About 25 years ago when I was six my parents died in a car crash. I was bounced around a few state homes until they finally settled me at Meripitt Hill, an orphanage just outside of Lansing, Michigan. It was there that the shadows started visiting me. Not normal shadows. These shadows moved on their own accord, and whispered strange, alien things to me. Scared the piss out of me.
Wasn’t until Donna Elizondo moved to Meripitt Hill that my life started to actually become bearable. She became my best friend. Taught me to love music and to dance. That kept the shadows away. That kept me safe.
That year we were an epic story of two. We danced. We laughed. Hell, I suspect I was falling in love with her, if kids could really know what love is.
But then she was taken away from me. Adopted.
That’s when the shadows returned for me. That’s when they took me to the Shadow Mountains to serve the Whisper King.
For 25 years I learned how to fight. How to kill. I even learned how to transform myself into a Cuthach…a monster. There were thousands of us being trained there. Thousands of us learning to reach deep inside and unleash the monsters in our guts.
When a spot opened in the Whisper King’s elite guard, the Silent Heart, I was chosen to fill it. But first I had to take one final test. A test that would determine once and for all if I was destined to be man or monster.
” It had my heart racing, my mind working and my eyes darting to the dark corners of the room.”
The writing style in this book was really quite unique and one that I enjoyed from beginning till end. The story flowed so nicely and the way David’s story is told makes you feel like he’s sitting down with you in a room filled with dark corners.
The world building was also very well done and the only thing I felt like I missed was that I would have loved to know even more of it.
I love fantasy stories that dares to be brutal and this one definitely dares to be exactly that and even has a good dose of humor as well. Not for the faint of heart.
David was a very interesting character with a unique voice and a strong personality. I immediately liked him and felt a connection to him. And the things that David has to go through! I’m rooting for that guy!
There are a whole lot of people and creatures in this story that we get to know. I wish that we could have gone even deeper with some of them. I think there’s a whole lot of interesting stories there, just waiting to be told.
Radcliffe has done a great job with making characters that’s hard to know if you can trust or not.
The Whisper King is an extremely fast paced story that grabs a hold of you and refuses to let go. It was interesting, different, unpredictable and thrilling.
There were some twists in there that really took me by surprise.
And that ending!!! Good job Wil Radcliffe! You’ve captured my attention. I need to know what happens next!
I love me some dark fantasy and this one was definitely a treat that devoured. It had my heart racing, my mind working and my eyes darting to the dark the corners of the room.
Monsters will never be the same again!
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