The Whisper King: Reign Eternal by Wil Radcliffe
The Whisper King was the first of the horror genre I’ve ever read. It opened up a whole new world.
Publisher’s Description: When David Kinder agreed to lead the Whisper King’s army into war, he was promised answers to all of his questions. That included “the knowledge that burns.” But this truth may even be too much for the Prince of the Shadow Mountains, for mortal and immortal alike have succumbed to the madness it ignites.
Even as David wrestles with matters of the mind and spirit, a physical threat looms in the form of the Amathair, a homicidal creature from the end of time. With thousands upon thousands of skeletal Dearmad troops at its command, the Amathair threatens to annihilate all of reality.
Only monsters stand against this threat. And only David Kinder, heir to the Whisper King, can lead them to victory… or damn them to ruin.
Nervous Nellie’s nervousness necessitates knowledge of the novel. In other words…spoilers. *BEWARE*
Nervous Nellie says…
This is horror with suspense and fantasy mixed in. There is a lot of violence and several graphic death descriptions. If you don’t like the concept of children turned into other world warriors, turn away now.
I’m going to start this review with a little recap. In this series we see David ‘sort of’ kidnapped by the Whisper King. I say ‘sort of’ because he was in an orphanage and he hated it. Then again, he was a child. He wished for good parents and never got any. I did not expect to be reading horror when I started. The kindly author left that part out. Thanks, Wil. It was a page turner and I loved it. Incredibly written and vivid characters with imagery that was out of this world.
Daughter of Shadows, Book 2 leaned more heavily on the horror and The Whisper King: Reign Eternal was no different. However much I might say I don’t like horror, I LOVED this book. Again, the author shines with words that weave a fantasy world of monsters and evil that I shudder to think anyone could survive in. I know I’d be dead. I think the story indicates strength of David’s character and his struggle is just starting.
Book 3, Eternal Reign, shows how strong David has become in his position within the Whisper King’s army and how smart and caring of his friends he is. He is a protector and he takes his job to protect very seriously. He has typical problems of any leader except these problems are world crumbling – not just his world but the human world too- and war with an unknown enemy. Talk about stress, man.
This is an incredible story. David has a lot of hard choices in his world. He has power above all others and he has to figure out how to use it. He is an anomaly within the ranks of the other recruits. He exceeds and he’s become the Prince of the Shadow Mountains-the Whisper King’s heir. He doesn’t get to live the life of royalty. He has to lead his soldiers and make all the right decisions or they will be lost and his world will be no more. Love, loss, friendship and enemies. It’s got everything and I recommend it highly.
Our reviews in this series…
…you might try Inquisitor Series by Lincoln Farish, The Hellequin Chronicles by Steve McHugh or Deacon Chalk by James Tuck.