This novella is part of The Echo of the Ascended a series with a concept that I'm really liking so far. Basically it is four different series, but they are all set in the same universe, I believe. There is a new novella every month. Rend the dark is the second one, after A Reaper of Stone.
Ferran is an orphan, who can feel/see the Ruins, monsters who once roamed the world, but are now mostly extinct. However, they may be hiding something even more sinister when Ferran and some others stumble upon a village with a very dark secret.
I really quite liked it. It was another very short story, but it didn't feel too rushed to be enjoyable. It feel rather like an episode of a tv series, and the books together will form the overlapping story. Ferran is an orphan, taken in by this mysterious sect/order that has certain powers and can see dark forces, which is not too original, I admit, but it was interesting enough for me to be looking forward to more. I'm really curious to see where this series is going from here.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!