Title: The Last Quarrel (Complete Edition)
Author: Duncan Lay
Publisher: Momentum Books
Publication Date: 23 April 2015
Format: E-Book - EPUB
Source: ARC via NetGalley
Gaelland is a nation gripped by fear.
the country, fishing boats return with their crews mysteriously
vanished, while farms are left empty, their owners gone into the night,
meals still on the table. In the cities, children disappear from the
streets or even out of their own beds. The King tells his people that it
is the work of selkies – mythical creatures who can turn from seals
into men and back again – and witches. But no matter how many women he
burns at the stake, the children are still being taken.
a man who has always dreamed of being a hero. His wife Bridgit just
wants to live in peace and quiet, and to escape the tragedies that have
filled her life. His greatest wish and her worst nightmare are about to
When an empty ship sails into their village, he begins
to follow the trail towards the truth behind the evil stalking their
land. But it is a journey that will take them both into a dark, dark
place and nobody can tell them where it might end … (Goodreads Synopsis)
The Last Quarrel is an engaging fantasy tale with a nicely-paced plot and likeable, interesting characters. As I read, I was really expecting to give a four star review, but then I reached the end. This is being advertised as a complete edition; however, that is hugely misleading as it ends on a major cliff-hanger with no plot lines resolved. Clearly there is at least one more novella-length episode to come, so why release a 'complete edition' before that is ready? Because of that, I have had to amend my review to three stars. Good story, great characters, but the lack of completion of the tale may leave readers feeling frustrated.