[Book Review] Something in Madness by Ed Protzel – Book 3 in the Darkhorse Trilogy

By Ed Protzel

Something in Madness is the third, and final, installment in the DarkHorse Trilogy. Set in post-Civil War Turkle, Mississippi, Durk Hurst and his companions find themselves in a South that is still fighting to hold on to it’s way. Durk opens a law practice while attempting to recover the rights to his lost plantation.

This is a gripping work of historical fiction, which creates an action-packed depiction of American life in the Reconstructionist Era. Protzel does a remarkable job of highlighting the prejudice and violence faced by newly freed slaves suddenly thrust into a tumultuous world. The dialogue is well-crafted to portray the speech patterns of the time period. The story is well-paced. I was captivated from beginning to end.

While exploring a particularly dark period in our nation’s history, the story comes to a hopeful conclusion.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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