I finished this book last night. Written by Marian Allen, Eel's Reverence is a fantasy allegory, and wonderfully explores the interplay of relationships and the conflicts of good versus evil, and all the gradations of emotion and reactions in between. As a christian, I had no trouble relating to the allegory in the novel, as it dealt with "true priests" versus "reaver priests."
Just as I thought it was about over, the story introduced another conflict. Marian is a wonderful storyteller. If you like fantasy stories, you'll enjoy this one!