A body is discovered.
Mutilated beyond recognition, perched upon a hill overlook the village.
Questions are raised.
Prayers are offered.
Fears grow as rumors are spread behind the Walls of Woodmyst.
They come at night.
Lurking in the forest nearby, the strangers watch and wait.
Who are these fiends?
What do they want from the peaceful village?
Terror builds in the hearts of men upon the Walls of Woodmyst.
Commanded by Alan Warde, and the other councilmembers of the village, the men of the Woodmyst are called into action armed with bows and swords.
Outnumbered and unprepared, the villagers do their best to defend their home against a well-resourced enemy.
How long can they survive upon The Walls of Woodmyst?
– Official Cover & Book Blurb taken from Amazon
Mysterious. Suspenseful. Harrowing.
This was a really fun, intriguing book. I found the story compelling and was very invested in the characters/villagers and their plight. Such a tragic tale, but I’m okay with how it was resolved. I’m trying not to say too much because I don’t want to spoil the story. There are some exquisite twists and turns that will leave you desperate to turn the page.
There was only one reason I didn’t give it a 5 star review and that was it’s tragic nature. I was hoping for a slightly better outcome and kept expecting something to change for the better. I did like that the antagonists are humanized and depicted as something more than just monsters. Their nature, like ours, is complex and they had fair reasons for their actions. The story definitely left me with a lot to mull over.
I do recommend this book, but would warn it is not a feel-good story. If you’re in the mood for something intense and bleak, then absolutely check out The Walls of Woodmyst!
Even though the Walls of Woodmyst is the first of a series, it can be read as a standalone book. That said, the next few books are equally compelling and heart-wrenching. Unfortunately, there is a point in the series that, for personal reasons, caused me to stop reading after book 4. That said, it still has my recommendation.
Content Warning: Violence, mild gore, death, and mentions of sexual assault (especially in later books).
4.5 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐