Thursday, October 20, 2016
Book Review: The Oblate's Confession
This book is the written confession of a 7th century Northumbrian monk or his sins. Winwaed is a servant of a hermit when he first arrives. The hermit, FAther Gwyneed show the boy many woodland animals, as well as how to track them. His father shows us soon and asks the boy to pray against the bishop who has been doing terrible things. The book shows the tensions between the Celts and the Roman Christians. The boy become unsure what to do, this father, who he has not seen since he dropped Winwaed off years before.
I loved the way William Peak presented this dissension between the religions and loyalty. The author covers many of the events that take place throughout the book plus the personal events that happened to Winwaed, such as when the hermit taught him how to pray. This is a novel that will stay with the reader long after they put it down.
I was given this book by NetGalley and Secant Publishing in exchange for my honest review.