All we know about Cain is that he was banished and marked so that he would not be killed. What happened afterwards isn’t known in detail. We know he had kids, but what took place in the time following that? Milo Swanton creates a story around Cain’s descendants forming clans and interacting with each other in Fealty to the King.
Swanton writes a detailed fictional account of the territories that came about, the wars, the relationships, and the events that transpired. It is easy to get lost in the Snarshyim empire with his descriptions of the towns and travels of its inhabitants.
There is something for most tastes in books; romance, action, history, and lessons we should learn. Forgiveness and trusting in God are evident in the story, as is living with honor and putting others first. These moral lessons gain acceptance by most of the characters.
With that said, there are two elements that could be too intense for some readers. There are graphic descriptions of killings and punishments. Fighting is common early in the book, but lessens over the course of the story.
The other element is in dealing with relationships between men and women. Whether they are married or not during the occurrence, the depictions are graphic and detailed. Many people won’t be bothered by this, but I do not like reading anything like that.
Overall, I do like the book, and I think it is tells a good story.
I received a free copy of Fealty to the King from the author in exchange for an honest review.