Books that are set in the ancient times tend to be boring and difficult to read (well, for me it's difficult because it really lulls me to sleep most of the time), and I am saying this most probably because this has been my experience in most books I've read in the similar genre.
The Battle of the Barkow is about a priest called Bolan that delivers bible everyday. If one would come to think of it, it's just an ordinary task, nothing too complicated. Add the fact that this took place several decades ago when most towns are quiet and peaceful. But no, one man has to come across an object that would make him pure evil and Bolan and his companion (Hogarth) have to save the day. Thus, the excitement begins! Although, the pace of the story is not that fast - it's like one minute we're on the exciting part and another minute everything calms down and I'm lulled to relax. I have no problem with this, though, it's just that it took me longer than usual to finish the book since I had to endure the relaxing part.
This is the first book in a series, it obviously has a sequel since there are some unresolved issues in the story. Will I read the next book? Probably, because I really don't want to be left hanging in the open. Kidding aside, fantasy fans are going to be thrilled in this book for sure.
The Battle of Barkow is about a priest, Bolan, who grabs the opportunity to embark on what seems like a rather mundane task of delivering holy books to remote areas. Aided by his trusted companion, Hogarth, a young man with dreams of becoming a great wizard, the two men find themselves involved in something far greater than they could ever have imagined – a desperate struggle to save a great city. This is a tale of inner conflict, of compassion and love, and ultimately, sacrifice. How far would you go to save the lives of people you do not know?