Fantasy author Patrick W. Carr continues his Darkwater Saga with The Wounded Shadow (Bethany House), which hits bookshelves in April.

The Final Battle over the Darkwater Has Begun. Will Anything Be Able to Stop the Evil Sweeping across the North?

The kings and queens of the northern continent lay siege to the Darkwater Forest, frantic to contain its evil. But rumors of gold and aurium have lured deserters and the reckless into its shadow, creating a growing army that can see in the dark and fight like the gifted. Desperate after the death and dissolution of their greatest ally, Willet and the rest of the Vigil seek the truth of what lies at the heart of the evil they face. They delve the mind of an ancient enemy and find an answer far worse and more unimaginable than they had feared.

But while they seek to understand their past and peril, danger stalks the cities of the north striking at the rulers of the kingdoms. As Willet and the rest of the Vigil search for answers, the Vigil is scattered with an ever-growing darkness around them. They must discover a path to keep their land safe or risk losing the world.

The author looks forward to the release of the finale to The Darkwater Saga. “Readers will discover how the truth of Ealdor’s identity is inextricably linked with their own history,” Patrick tells FamilyFiction, “and the origin of the evil that lies at the heart of the Darkwater. The Vigil’s efforts to secure peace for their world will take them far afield as readers get their first taste of the secrets the southern continent hold. For those who have followed the desperate efforts of Willet and Gael to secure a life together, the question is finally answered.”

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About The Author

Patrick W. Carr was born on an Air Force base in West Germany at the height of the cold war. As an Air Force brat, he experienced a change in locale every three years until his father retired, then saw more of the world on his own through education and work. Patrick teaches high school math and makes his home in Tennessee with his wife and their sons.