Daughter Of Light

Friday, August 30, 2013
“So which do you want? Hide who you are or embrace who you are?” Lore searched her face. “And more importantly, how do you think the Word would have you live?”

Book: Daughter of Light by Morgan L.Busse, Marcher Lord Press, 2013


Genre: Fantasy/Allegory
Target Audience: Girls and Boys 16+
Subjects: Faith, Power, Good vs. Evil, Sacrifice, Salvation
Summary: No one wants to believe an Eldaran could still be alive. Because if an Eldaran could still be alive, then so could a Shadonae. And that could mean their greatest enemy is still able to destroy them. In a small village, a young woman awakes from an illness to find a strange mark on her hand. Before she knows what’s happening, this mark has caused strange things to happen, things that result in her being banished from her village. It’s not until she begins work at the castle that the truth is revealed to her. Now, during a time when the country is on the verge of war, assassins are waiting around corners and one man has been sent to ensure the death of many, Rowen has a choice to make: hide her mark and the power that comes with it, or reveal and be used by the Word to bring healing.
Notes: The first in a series, Daughter of Light is an allegory showing how great the love of God is for His children. The ultimate being in the story, the Word, creates man, gives them free will, then dies in their place, taking on all their evil and suffering to bring them healing from the darkness within them. Some are gifted with special powers to help the rest of the people but even they have to choose to suffer in order to bring any healing. The allegory is very strong and very well written in this story. It does an excellent job painting a picture of Jesus’ sacrifice and the great love it takes to offer one’s life for another. The one drawback is that this story is also very dark. There’s a lot of killing, a lot of suffering, a lot of violent death and torture.  As an Eldaran Truthsayer, Rowen experiences firsthand all the evil that someone has done when she touches them. An assassin is continually haunted with visions of those he killed. A captain of the guard has to sacrifice, willing send to their death, soldiers under his command in an attempt to save the rest of the people. So the spiritual emphasis in the story is excellent, but I recommend readers wait until they are at least 16, if not older, to read this book.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

1 Peter 2:24 - He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.

Team Novel Teen is a group of bloggers dedicated to spreading the word about clean teen fiction. Check out other posts about Daughter of Light by Morgan L. Busse by clicking on the links above. - See more at: http://www.jillwilliamson.com/novel-teen/team-novel-teen-blog-tour-info/#sthash.Dasv0Hif.dpuf
Team Novel Teen is a group of bloggers dedicated to spreading the word about clean teen fiction. Check out other posts about Daughter of Light by Morgan L. Busse by clicking on the links above. - See more at: http://www.jillwilliamson.com/novel-teen/team-novel-teen-blog-tour-info/#sthash.Dasv0Hif.dpuf
Team Novel Teen is a group of bloggers dedicated to spreading the word about clean teen fiction. Check out other posts about Daughter of Light by Morgan L. Busse by clicking on the links above. - See more at: http://www.jillwilliamson.com/novel-teen/team-novel-teen-blog-tour-info/#sthash.Dasv0Hif.dpuf
 

Team Novel Teen is a group of bloggers dedicated to spreading the word about clean teen fiction. Check out other posts about Daughter of Light by Morgan L. Busse by clicking on the links below:




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2 comments:

morganlbusse.com said...

Hi,
I just wanted to say thanks for being part of the tour. I'm glad you enjoyed Daughter of Light :)

Jill Williamson said...

I loved the allegory, Jamie! Nice review. :-)

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