“The Danék is a wild, treacherous river, and the Fobisher family has tended it for generations—clearing it of ice and weed, making sure boats can get through, and fishing corpses from its bleak depths. Wulliam’s father, the current Riverkeep, is proud of this work. Wull dreads it. And in one week, when he comes of age, he will have to take over.
Then the unthinkable happens. While recovering a drowned man, Wull’s father is pulled under—and when he emerges, he is no longer himself. A dark spirit possesses him, devouring him from the inside. In an instant, Wull is Riverkeep. And he must care for his father, too.
When he hears that a cure for his father lurks in the belly of a great sea-dwelling beast known as the mormorach, he embarks on an epic journey down the river that his family has so long protected—but never explored. Along the way, he faces death in any number of ways, meets people and creatures touched by magic and madness and alchemy, and finds courage he never knew he possessed.“ -Goodreads
I just couldn’t…
I really wanted to read this book because of the cool looking cover, but the cool cover should have set off my creep alert system because this book was a tad too scary for me to read, particularly for me to read at night. There is a chance I may try to read this one again in the future, but that future is far, far away. I got through chapter one and had to set it aside. I really hate when I get the feeling that something bad is going to happen.
ARE YOU FAN of Creepy reads?
I received this book from Penguin’s First to Read program, in exchange for an honest review.