Didier Rain is broke, lovesick, and just off a three-day whiskey binge. And yet, The Church of the Restructured Truth has been told in a vision that he’s the man to fulfill their Holy Prophecy. He must deliver Virtue – a blue-eyed infant – 1,000 miles along the western pioneer trail to their prophet’s stronghold as his child bride to be. Savages, zealots, and wildfire all stand in Rain’s way, not to mention a list of Thou-shalt-nots designed to thwart any man’s most basic comforts. But, there’s something holy about the job – something, Rain suspects, that might just turn his sorry life toward a better path.
In Delivering Virtue – Book One of The Epic of Didier Rain – Brian Kindall takes the classic novel of the West and turns it on its head. Grandiloquent humor and wit, pathos, and a cast of absurd and depraved characters all come together in an American Frontier world inspired by myth and legend, creating a surreal and disarmingly poignant adventure reviewers are calling a triumph of American Magical Realism.
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About the Author
Brian Kindall writes books – some for kids, some for grown-ups – brimming with the absurdity, beauty, and mystery of life. He crafts his stories to join the finest qualities of literature with large doses of adventure, peopling them with one-of-a-kind characters you won’t soon forget. He is a master at playing humor against pathos, and fairytales against reality, all for the sake of a good (and sometimes quirky) read. He loves mountain climbing and free-diving and his wife and three kids. He lives with them on the shores of a pristine mountain lake, somewhere in the middle of Idaho. Brian is the author of adult fiction novel, DELIVERING VIRTUE, and middle grade fiction novels BLUE SKY and PEARL.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Delivering Virtue is a historical fiction about Didier Rain. He is chosen by the Church of the restructured to fulfill a Holy Prophecy; however, Didier is not your average hero. He is given a mission to deliver a blue-eyed child, Virtue to the Prophets as a bride to be, and on the way, he has a few hurdles to deal with. Rain is given a goat for milk and has to learn how to take care of a baby traveling through harsh conditions, and in return, he is to be rewarded with money. This is the first book of its series, and yet it delivered so much content and had a strong foundation. The story is set in 1854 and was filled with historical references. The main character was fascinating. His personality was not something you would like at first but grew on you as you read along. The literature was written with a detailed description. The journey Didier and the little girl take is filled with horrors, and yet the author still manages to keep it light and add humorous content keeping the story intriguing to read. I believe the book suits people who are interested in horror, dark comedy, and historical tales.