The Shadow Things

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The Shadow Things 
Jennifer Freitag
Ambassador-Emerald International 

The Legions have left the province of Britain and the Western Roman Empire has dissolved into chaos. With the world plunged into darkness, paganism and superstition are as rampant as ever. In the Down country of southern Britain, young Indi has grown up knowing nothing more than his gods of horses and thunder; so when a man from across the sea comes preaching a single God slain on a cross, Indi must choose between his gods or the one Godand face the consequences of his decision

This book was infinitely better than I originally thought it was going to be. I don't normally care for depressing stories, and mark my words, this one can get a little depressing with the pagan practices and how they clash with Christianity (actually, this book reminded me a lot of a biography of Saint Patrick that I read.) but it was also a very powerful story, despite the novel's short size.

I wouldn't recommend this to younger readers because it can get a little disturbing and there are some mature themes that are true to the time period of the story (and believe me, I've done a little research of these peoples before, so yes, I know that they really were often that ruthless and cruel)

However, overall, if you think you can handle it, this story is not one to miss

Rating: 8

Comments

  1. Sounds interesting! Which biography of Saint Patrick did you read? I've been looking for a good one.

    Also, I nominated you for the Liebster Award over at poetreeandbooks.blogspot.com :)

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  2. Thanks, Serena! This is the Saint Patrick book my family owns:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1649177.Saint_Patrick?from_search=true

    We usually end up reading it around St. Patrick's Day each year :)

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