Along the Watchtower is the story of Lt. Freddie Williams, a veteran of the war in Iraq that survived an explosion from an IED that rendered him physically unable to return to war. He finds himself in the VA hospital in New England where he is assigned staff that help him to regain use of his leg. Becky, his physical therapist, is more interested in giving him a reason to keep living. What Freddie tells nobody, though, is that at night, he dreams of protecting the kingdom of Stormwind from the Horde as a noble prince in the fictional land of Azeroth, made famous by the MMORPG World of Warcraft. He must overcome his own weaknesses and find his own strengths both in and out of his dreams in order to recover. In doing so, he must choose whether or not to let love in as his relationship with Becky moves to the next level.
There were some minor spelling and grammar errors, but none that impede the pace of reading.
I would recommend this story to lovers of fantasy and those looking for a nice heartfelt read.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. The character was actually quite relatable, even though I played Horde when I played World of Warcraft. The story was very well thought-out and written beautifully. I loved the pacing and the way the romance between Becky and Freddie progressed. I’ve never liked novels about the war, but this story was unique and written in a way I could enjoy it. This was my very first read from Mr. Litwack and it most definitely will not be my last. He has a brilliant ability to tell an enchanting tale seemingly effortlessly and I look forward to reading more of his work.
I give Along the Watchtower 4 out of 5 pandas!