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Darker themes in this fantastically original series
on 3 October 2012
I am deeply fascinated by the fundamentalist communities of the polygamist Mormons portrayed in the Righteous series, evoked so well by Wallace. In this book, we see darker themes emerge in the life of Jacob, the prophet who denies his calling and Eliza, his independent sister. The Kimball family continue their murderous rampage with a plot to kill those they believe are not living in the right path and Jacob is tested as the violence now threatens those he loves most. This fast paced book continues with the high body count of the series and I zipped through it, loving the character development as well as the plot. It ends the story well but opens the series up further with some key deaths and new plot twists. Excellent!