The Execution

The Execution

by Sharon Cramer

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THE EXECUTION ~ First book in The Wintergrave Chronicles

Parallel lives are fated to collide in The Execution, a medieval, fantasy thriller, dark adventure, and tragic love story set in fourteenth century France.

A young priest enters the prison cell of a condemned mercenary and is shocked to see the face of this murderer is his own—a mirror image of himself. Unknown to each other until now, the twins form a bond of brotherhood, sealed with their darkest secrets.

But with only hours until the execution, the priest questions which man should truly be condemned. Should it be the ruthless killer—a boy from an orphanage who suffered the unimaginable—or himself, the man of God whose own tormented desires ended in tragedy?

As the sun rises, the young priest knows what he must do. But can he make the ultimate sacrifice, and free them both?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940033271887
Publisher: Sharon Cramer
Publication date: 06/02/2012
Series: Wintergrave Chronicles , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 647 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sharon Cramer is an aspiring time-traveler, alien princess, and master painter of Halloween faces. In the meantime, she writes from a dank, dark cave, somewhere in Washington State. She is currently working on a Sci-Fi/fantasy series called THE CERULEAN STAR, and has a breakthrough, medieval paranormal novel series—The Wintergrave Chronicles—beloved by an amazingly loyal following. When not painting monsters and planning historical ruin and perfectly crushed hearts, Sharon can be found wandering the woods of Eastern Washington, talking to herself. Driven by sleeplessness and a seemingly endless draw to the keyboard (and the occasional extra strong coffee) she is inspired by unorthodox friends and extreme weather. Mother to three sons, a good horse, and an assortment of fish (most of which have names), she is married to a man who surely has won the Nobel Prize for Extreme Tolerance.

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The Execution 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 89 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The kind of book you cant put down but hate to see end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been an avid reader for 53 years this is one of the truly greats!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will enjoy this book unless you are a history nerd, in which case you will wonder why the story is set in fourteenth century France- there is nothing french except the names of some of the places and the descriptionof daly life in the middle ages is .totally off. I can overlook mistakes like how religion was practiced and I realize how snobbish I am being about the hammered dulcimer and the use pf glassware in inns. What did me in was the reference to Joan of Arc's heroism when she lived and died in the fifteenth century. That was the point that did me in. But if you don't care about thtat stuff you may really like the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the BEST books I've read in a long time!!!!! I highly recommend reading.. Thanks so uch
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. I could hardly put it down! An emotional roller coaster....well written and full of surprises! A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. My heart wept for the two main characters, especially Ravan. The writing is excellent, the story line is fascinating. I read this book in three days, I was so engrossed. I definitely would recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is an awesome book! I have read hundreds over the years, and a few I remember well. This one will not be forgotten. It is an emotional rollercoaster!
Bumble44 More than 1 year ago
Wow! What an unexpected surprise. This is an exceptionally well written book. The author's ability to keep separate story lines so strong makes for a terrific tale of events. Her characters are well developed and the intertwining of people and events is excellent.I didn't want to put it down. I never read a book twice....but I may read this one again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read a lot. I can't afford to buy a lot of books and seek out free ones. This was, by far, the best book I have read for free. I actually feel a pang of guilt for not having to pay for it. The ending WAS somewhat predictable, however, the writing style, color, and emotion was so well described that the predictability mattered very little. Thanks for the valued entertainment!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good book, I enjoyed it from start to finish, and like most others, hated to see it end.  I do hope that Sharon writes another one very soon. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It started out slow, but when it picked up, boy did it pick up! It was great. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book, I couldn't put it down. Heartwrenching in places, funny in others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not familiar with this author, was not sure what to expect, but I started to read the book and couldn't stop. I had to know what happened. It's different than anything I've ever read. I found myself inside the story, like I was really there. New favorite and will watch for other books by Sharon Cramer
kydirtgirl68 More than 1 year ago
D'ata is a priest who goes to read a condemned man his last rights. What he finds is a man who looks just like him. As the two discover they are really twins they share how they have got to this point in their lives. Both have fallen in love but both have lived very different lives. As Ravan's last night draws to an end D'ata will do whatever he can to help the brother he never knew. This is an interesting story as from the first I wondered what kind of priest D'ata could be. e didn't act like the other priest. As he faces Ravan the story really starts for me. They tell each other how they grew up and in some ways it makes you wonder if they had grown up different would things change. I didn't like D'ata to much at first bit once I heard his tale he grew on me. He ran away with the girl he loved and was chased by many. I liked him more as I saw what all he went through. Ravan I have to say I liked from the start. He really grew up hard as he was a servant and more. he made several friends along the way and sometimes more than love. Their stories are told in flashbacks so you see them then and now. I liked the ending and I think the book is a good read. The cover matches the story very well and I really like that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would have to say that this book is one of the best romance/adventure story I've read. It's had me hooked and made my cry my eyes out. It was a great surprise to have read this wonderful book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely wonderful. The characters were so intriguing and made you very empathetic for both of their pasts.  The author does a great job of keeping the reader's attention, and makes each character's story come to life.  The setting and time period were depicted wonderfully, I truly felt like I was in fourteenth century France. Also, there is a great mix of genre in this book- romance, defiance, action.  I highly recommend reading The Execution for anyone.   
Bobtail00 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and the way the storyline was presented. Really held my interest. I hope that the story will be continued.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written book and kept me wanting to read it. Wish she had more books like this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a hauntingly beautiful read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I got this book, I also got a bunch of other books too. I decided I wanted to read this one first....BIG mistake. The other books are a bunch of paranormal romances that I KNOW won't come even close to measuring up to this book. So back to the question at hand....What do I do?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book BrynnS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, you will cry, you will laugh, you will cry. 852 pages and I wish there was more, very sad that it had to end. Would have had no problem paying for this book, really is worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this was the first time i have read anything by this author...needless to will not be my last...BUT....will we be getting another story of Ravan ???....i hate to see this book end this way....i feel that their needs to be more said/ written...
chocolate5 More than 1 year ago
Excellent reading enjoyed it a lot in the beginning it was kind of boring but once I got the story couldn't put it down love it, I wish the author continue with the story of Ravan and the new queen if there is another book I would buy it.