The Book of Whispers
Kimberley Starr, Text Publishing (FEBRUARY) Softcover $11.99 (400pp), 978-1-925355-51-2
Both fantastical and concrete, this historical tale offers an introspective glance at human nature.
An intriguing mix of history and fantasy, Kimberley Starr’s The Book of Whispers unabashedly interprets the Crusades through a supernatural lens.
When Christendom is roused to pilgrimage to Jerusalem and reclaim it from the Saracens, Luca de Falconi, a young Tuscan conte -to-be, finds himself embroiled in a conflict where earthly and diabolic kingdoms collide. A mysterious tome, the Book of Whispers, aids him in navigating the treacherous relationships between demons and humans.
With the help of Suzan, an enigmatic girl escaped from the cloistered life of a convent, Luca must grapple with human hypocrisy in the form of corrupted priests and bloodthirsty knights, as well as with demonic horror, to prevent apocalyptic disaster.
The underlying concept is an ambitious one, and the research conducted is evident. Aside from the incorporation of demons, details