- Author: N N Light
- Published: September 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
- Category: Spiritual, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance
Gabriel, the Archangel and Messenger of God – yeah, that Gabriel – visits Mary Miller. He tells her, as the key, she is destined to spread the Light and vanquish the Darkness. Her first assignment is to restore the soul of the Walking Man. Sounds simple enough — until she’s thrown into the face of evil. And then, Joe Deacons enters her heart. This battle just got a lot more complicated. She must complete her mission without losing all she loves.
During a visitation by the Angel Gabriel, Mary Miller learns she has been chosen by God to spread the Light and banish darkness and evil, to which end she is given special powers. Her first task is to restore the soul of André, a homeless man, known as the Walking Man. The darkness inside and surrounding André is the demon Than and his sidekick, Lisbeth.
Mary meets Joseph Deacons, who is told by Gabriel he is also one of the chosen and has an undertaking to fulfil. They fall immediately in love and declare themselves soul mates. I wasn’t convinced by Joe (too much blushing and unrealistic dialogue for a man), or the relationship between him and Mary, if I’m honest. There was no discernible depth to them.
Whoa, I couldn’t help but think. I frankly felt like a moth to the flame. All I wanted to do was have a reason to get close to her. The fact that her eyes seemed to shine with an actual light didn’t help matters. I had never felt such an automatic attraction before, and I wanted to lean closer and see what was going on with her eyes.
I felt the characters in general were one-dimensional and needed a lot more realism and development. I couldn’t get invested in them at all. André was the only one with any back story, showing how he came to be in his present situation, but the solving of his problems was too quick and glossed over. If I had to pick a particular character it would be Than. He was the most realistic and interesting. I didn’t foresee the twist at the end.
The light versus dark, angels versus demons theme had promise and so much potential. The basic elements were all there but the plot was lacking. There’s not an awful lot happening until the last quarter of the book, apart from a couple of standoffs with Than and Lisbeth that were over too quickly and easily.
The plot is confusing at times in relation to times and events and I do feel good editing and/or a proof reader would have improved this book immeasurably.
This book was supplied free as part of Rosie Amber’s book review team, in return for an honest review.
About the author
N. N. Light was born in Minnesota, lived in Southern California only to move to chilly Ontario, Canada to marry her beloved husband MR N. She is blissfully happy and loves all things chocolate, books, music, movies, art, sports and baking. She has been telling stories since the age of five and her mantra is to spread the Light.
Most of the time you can find her on Twitter or getting new ideas on how to spread the Light on Pinterest. She is a proud member of ASMSG, Independent Author Network and Marketing for Romance Writers.
Part of the proceeds of Princess of the Light will go directly to food banks in order to feed the hungry and help those in need. With only 7,500 books sold, N. N. Light will be able to set up a monthly endowment for the local food bank.