This is by far my most favorite book by Harper Fox and it’s exactly what I needed when I was reading it. The book transported me to a place where people speaks the old/ dead language (or strangely that is), where being in a homosexual relationship was merely a “friends with benefits” thing and all first aid meds came from herbs. But seriously though, this was a beautiful story of love between two very different man coming from two very different upbringing. One was supposed to become a fierce warrior but chose a different path and became a monk and the other was born and raised to fight without mercy and found his humanity through love.
The dissection of faith in the book was an enthralling welcome because you’d realize that there’s really some good point in it. No matter what the era is, human nature is human nature. I just loved the part when Caius mentioned something about an infinite god or a merciful god who will not hold judgment as an advise when one of his brethren (Benedict) was desperately seeking solace.
This story at some point will leave you in some sort of wonderment about the beauty of love and miracles of life especially in times of dire circumstances.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars