Mierke (mierke) wrote in solaceinaworld,

Dusk Peterson – The Breaking (4/5)

Series: Eternal Dungeon #1.1



Genre: Historical Fantasy

This is the book for you if you like:

- Dark short stories

- World building

Summary: (from author’s website)

The prisoner knew that the Eternal Dungeon was a place where suspected criminals were broken by torture, and he was prepared to hold out against any methods used against him – except the method he could not anticipate.

Thoughts on covers:

It quite accurately represent the time period, but it’s not a cover that would have me immediately grab the book.


The title definitely fits the story.


Elsdon, and especially Layle, were intriguing characters. There is really not much more to say about them, seeing as this is mostly set up. But that’s part of what gave this story so much power. You don’t really know these characters yet, and still you’re sucked in by the world.


This story takes place in a dungeon, a royal prison in which the guards are psychologists use torture to determine the innocence of their prisoners.

General story:

I’m not a fan of short stories as a general rule, but I loved this one. It’s so dark, so intriguing. Peterson is able to built a fascinating world in 84 pages. Don’t go looking for romance in this instalment of the series, but it is about the connection between two men and the world in which they live. It is a story that definitely will stay with you for a while.

Will I read the other instalments in this series?

I would love to.

Overall rating: 4/5

Tags: author: male, book review, genre: historical fantasy, origin: united states, pov: third person, published: 2010, rating: 4, read: kindle
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