About the BookIn the Darkness of the Pit The Light Shines Brightest Drums summon the chieftain’s powerful son to slay a man in cold blood and thereby earn his place among the warriors. But instead of glory, he earns the name Draven, “Coward.” When the men of his tribe march off to war, Draven remains behind with the women and his shame. Only fearless but crippled Ita values her brother’s honor. The warriors return from battle victorious yet trailing a curse in their wake. One by one the strong and the weak of the tribe fall prey to an illness of supernatural power. The secret source of this evil can be found and destroyed by only the bravest heart. But when the curse attacks the one Draven loves most, can this coward find the courage he needs to face the darkness?
Tales of Goldstone Wood is one of my favorite book series. Naturally, I had very high expectations for this book. I was a little disappointed. It could have been a fabulous Tale...if it had been longer. There wasn't enough time for me to really get to know and like the characters. It was a little predictable (or maybe I am just good at predicting things). The end did not satisfy me at all (no spoilers here). *shrugs* It wasn't my favorite.
One thing I must say before I go is that Draven is an epic name. There. I said it. :)