By Darkness Hid, by Jill Williamson

By Darkness Hid PictureBy Darkness Hid, by Jill Williamson

Barnes and Noble Synopsis:

Given the chance to train as a squire, kitchen servant Achan Cham hopes to pull himself out of his pitiful life and become a Kingsguard Knight. When Achan’s owner learns of his training, he forces Achan to spar with the Crown Prince–more of a death sentence than an honor. Meanwhile, strange voices in Achan’s head cause him to fear he’s going mad. While escorting the prince to a council presentation, their convoy is attacked. Achan is wounded and arrested, but escapes from prison–only to discover a secret about himself he never believed possible.

My Review:

I’m impressed with Jill Williamson’s writing. I’m not a HUGE fan of fantasy novels. Give me a good paranormal romance and I’m happy. But Jill’s ability to draw me into the characters compelled me to read on, and on, and on. I read it in one sitting. Okay, I took breaks, but in one day I’d read the entire story.

Achan was a fantastic character. I love those who are unlikely heroes. It makes them all that more appealing to me. She painted this character so vividly, I was immediately drawn into his world.

And there was a hint of romance too, which sufficed my need to read romances, but it wasn’t the central theme of the story. Just enough to keep me enticed.  ☺

Great read. I’d recommend it.

# Pub. Date: April 2009

# Publisher: Marcher Lord Press

(Per the FCC rule: I bought this book from Barnes and Noble, read it, reviewed it on my own.)

5 thoughts on “By Darkness Hid, by Jill Williamson

  1. KM–it is a great book. I think you’ll really like it. Even if you can’t read it in one day, that’s okay too, just be prepared to stay up late. Once in it, it’s hard to put down! I LOVE books like that!!

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