The Execution

Rated 5.00/5 based on 6 reviews
When a young priest enters the prison cell of a condemned man, he 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, in one night. But with only hours until the execution, the priest begins to question which man should truly be condemned free—his brother…or him. More
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About Sharon Cramer

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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About the Series: The Wintergrave Chronicles
The towering series is complete!

The WINTERGRAVE CHRONICLES showcases all three novels—The Execution, Risen, and Niveus. Follow your favorite characters through this epic saga about love, hate, revenge, and redemption.

Parallel lives are fated to collide in this medieval, paranormal romance, set in fourteenth century Europe. When a young priest enters the prison cell of a condemned mercenary, he 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.

This begins the three-book series and follows a life-spanning tale, twisted with the triumphs and heartaches of the two brothers and those they come to love.

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Reviews of The Execution by Sharon Cramer

P DD reviewed on May 2, 2015

Many authors have wonderful ideas; some have great voices; others have insight that pulls readers into new worlds. Rarely does a new author put it all together.

Sharon Cramer does just that with The Execution. An errant priest confronts himself in the visage of a hardened murderer who just happens to be his twin. With the complex reunion occurring the night before his execution, both brothers explore the depths of loyalty, betrayal, love, depravity, murder and forgiveness. The depth of characterization is a nice break from the constant shallow adventure stories that flood the market today. Still, The Execution has enough adventure to keep interest without resorting to gratuitous sex or violence, though it remains an adult novel.

As a former editor, I am always heartened by a new well-written book. Congratulations; it was good to read your story before you are snatched up by a major house.
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Lili Crai reviewed on April 8, 2015

It really moved me, I loved it! I'm buying the next book right now!

Very well done, Sharon!
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Turja reviewed on March 29, 2015

I agree with the review of S.J. It definitely needs and deserves much more than 5 stars! I don't think I have ever come across a book which was so well written! The writing presented a clear view, the words were exquisitely vivid. This in itself, is good enough to earn full points. But the plot? Nothing short of amazing can describe such a beautiful novel. The writing is touching. I found myself taking breaks to get rid of the enchanting spells it had on me. I read and then took occasional breaks. It overwhelmed me.
I believe the author deserves more recognition and this is pure talent. Wonderful!
Your New Fan,
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S. J. Qualls reviewed on Feb. 13, 2015

This book needs an extra star or a + or something. Read the blurb and download, you WILL NOT be sorry! You'll need a baby sitter or someone to take care of the pets, as you won't be able to put this down.
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Darvic reviewed on Sep. 17, 2014

Great book! Medieval Action adventure at its best, but have your kleenex ready. I did NOT see that ending coming! I read it in two nights, and hated to see it end. Cramer is one of my new favorite authors, and now I'm starting the sequel, Risen!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Misty Fox reviewed on June 2, 2014

I am one of those readers who downloads everything I can get my hands on and sometimes you get a hit, sometimes a miss. This was a home run. Sometimes when I am done reading a book, I've forgotten it before I read the last word. This one was so riveting that it has stayed with me long past the last page.
When telling my friends about this book, I sum it up by saying that it's a story about a priest in the 14th century who issues last rites to prisoners due to be executed. One night he goes to deliver them to a mercenary who turns out to be his twin brother, which neither knew existed. They spend the night telling each other the incredible stories of their lives that have brought each of them to that very moment. Their tales are captivating, moving, heartfelt and gripping. You feel like you know how it will end, but there is such a special twist that you won't see coming.
It can be read as a stand alone, but when I found out that there was a sequel, I was elated. This is an exceptional read!
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