A Draw of Kings is the third and final installment to Patrick W. Carr’s The Staff & The Sword series. Errol and his friends are now in Merakh and are known as and treated as enemies of the kingdom. The king is now dead and Duke Weir is in charge and he plans to force Adora to marry him so he can get an heir from her. The whereabouts and even the identity of the rightful heir to the throne is still top-secret while Errol and his friends are imprisoned and Illustra is so close to civil war! A plan to free Errol is dangerous, but attempted while other dangers keep coming from all angles and sides. Can the true heir save them and Illustra?
I couldn’t help but think as I read this book that it should be a movie… the way it played out in my mind was like a well-done movie! I think this detail is hard to do with books that have a lot of action without getting too jumbled and confusing at times where you just have a general idea about what is happening rather than be able to clearly picture it all. I will admit that I usually lean more towards a light historical romance. But I could picture it all AND I wanted to keep reading when I couldn’t AND I got emotionally involved. Three out of three! Sometimes I have struggled to really “feel” how the characters do in action and/or fantasy books, and as much as I hate to admit it, when the writer is a male. Patrick W. Carr has skill and talent that will make him a big fan of males and females and alike. I think this can be a tough challenge, especially in the Christian book market, and Carr has met and surpassed this challenge. I can’t wait to see what else this fairly new author comes up with in the future!
And even though this has nothing to do with the actual book content… this is a book you can judge by it’s cover; it is gorgeous! It set the mood for me on where to place myself as I read this fun and exciting journey!
I received this book free from Bethany House, a Division of Baker Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.
I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
About the author: Patrick W Carr
Patrick Carr was born on an Air Force base in West Germany at the height of the cold war. He has been told this was not his fault. As an Air Force brat, he experienced a change in locale every three years until his father retired to Tennessee. Patrick saw more of the world on his own through a varied and somewhat eclectic education and work history. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1984 and has worked as a draftsman at a nuclear plant, did design work for the Air Force, worked for a printing company, and consulted as an engineer. Patrick’s day gig for the last five years has been teaching high school math in Nashville, TN. He currently makes his home in Nashville with his wonderfully patient wife, Mary, and four sons he thinks are amazing: Patrick, Connor, Daniel, and Ethan. Sometime in the future he would like to be a jazz pianist. Patrick thinks writing about himself in the third person is kind of weird.