Morgenstern's Fifth Book: A Grim, Sword & Sorcery Tale
“The Reaping is a tale of survival, conspiracy, and the battle against evil, an enviable escape for fantasy fans. The originality will strike readers forcefully and the plot will have them turning the pages, unsure of what comes next.” – Christian Sia, Readers' Favorite ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆”
The innocent kill. Those killers lead. That is the nature of war, which ravages the province of Evigönda.
For a breath, there is peace, but the gods’ demands pull at the strings.Amos is a mystic who guards Bo, a seer who sacrificed her physical sight to see spirits.
Together, they must use her judgment to harvest souls for the Reaping, a sacred mission and necessary evil to maintain the safety of their homeland.
Every move they make throws the world into further chaos, and when a scarred veteran makes it his mission to stop the Reaping so he can save his own struggling nation, the body count rises.
Shady allies and passionate enemies challenge the morals of piety and righteousness in this gripping fantasy tale.
“There's plenty of action balanced with descriptive narration and solid dialogue. Themes such as sacrifice, death, and morality give the plot a substantial depth and a dark quality.” – Lit Amri, Readers' Favorite ⋆⋆⋆⋆
“The level of commitment to world-building is astounding. I really appreciated the development of the religious beliefs of Amos and his people, as well as the well-conceived opposing views of their enemies. The plot was easy to follow and interesting, and the young protagonists would be relatable to readers of all ages.” – K.C. Finn, Readers' Favorite ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆
“The author is able to switch back and forth between the different quests while leaving the reader in cliff hangers as the story shifts back and forth between our heroes. This technique reminded me very much of Terry Brooks's writing and it works.” – Stephen Fisher, Readers' Favorite ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆
“After finishing the book, with an interesting twist at the end (segue into next book…), I wanted more. Some really interesting characters that I wanted to learn more about, and a world seemingly hanging on the edge of world war or destruction from angry gods at any time.” – Robert Tomazic, Amazon Reviewer ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆