A Heartwarming Tale of Coldblooded Vengeance
by Boris Slocum
My rating: 5 stars
Publisher: 3B Independent Publishers; 1 edition (March 16, 2019)
Publication Date: March 16, 2019
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Print Length: 104 pages
Available from: Amazon
Tormented, robbed, and murdered by their Gheet neighbors, the Surrey folk of the County of Blenheim are a battered and cowed people in their own land. It's what happens when you lose a war. Deirdre is just a Surrey farm-girl, but when the Gheet murder those she holds most dear, she refuses to sit around and wait for her own slaughter. She wants justice, she wants vengeance, she wants blood, and she's willing to do anything to get it, even if that means selling her soul to the fiend, a dark and malevolent creature that lurks in the far-off barrow in the blackest woods of the forest. One way or the other, she'll have her vengeance.
Wergild: A Heartwarming Tale of Coldblooded Vengeance
By Boris Slocum
Do I have your attention? You need something fresh, with hidden (or not so hidden) message(s) buried in a fantasy that is full of life and completely engaging? Boris Slocum has it with WERGILD and I was almost stunned speechless…and have re-read it once, already, because yes, it is THAT good!
Deirdre wanted retribution for murder. She wanted to seek revenge, make the Gheet pay for what they did and she was willing to do anything, including forsaking her family to do it. She was even willing to sell her soul to the monster that lived in the woods.
When she found her fiend, she never bargained that the vengeance she sought with his help would come with a shocking price tag cleverly hidden until he earned the debt she now owed.
Boris Slocum delivers pure fantasy entertainment, brilliantly colored characters with a soul-deep depth that become so realistic, you can almost reach out and touch them as you begin to travel alongside. Deirdre is determined, a little broken and in search of what she thinks will bring her peace. The Fiend is a multifaceted character, a chameleon and a charmer. Sure, he has his less than desirable traits, but I do believe he has the whole hero/anti-hero thing down pat!
A short read that is long on story with no wasted fluff, you may need sunglasses for this blindingly bright hidden gem in the treasure chest of reading!
I received a complimentary copy from Boris Slocum!