They Mostly Come Out At Night by Benedict Patrick
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
They Mostly Come Out at Night
I was given this book in place of an honest review.
They Mostly Come out at Night is a story that revolves around a young man named Lonan. Lonan lives in a small village and is the outcast, he was blamed for some damages and deaths that had happened when he was a child. In this world people have skills called knacks these knacks give a person their purpose in life, every knack has its own special ability. Like healing gives you extra strength and power to help those in need. Cooking you make the most mouth watering meals etc. Lonan though is knack less which makes him being the outcast ever more so.
One day though Lonan starts having these dreams. Dreams of the forest protector for many centuries this protector is called the "Magpie King" in these dreams he sees the life of the prince Adhaly, each dream shows him something different. Lonan thinks they are of things in the present though he comes to learn different on that. These dreams however shape his course and lead him to his destiny.
This book was very well created. The story was clear and concise. The world was created beautifully. However when I first started reading this book I must say I was completely confused on what it was about. However between the folklore stories within the book and the story itself helped bring everything into fruition and it all made sense in the end. This book even had a twist that even I did not see coming. Which actually complimented Lonan's story even more. What I didn't like about this book is that once things really got going for Lonan the book felt rushed, while leading up to it at some points nuts dragged on. Otherwise the book itself as a whole is quite good and deserving of a 4 star review.
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