Friday, August 30, 2013

Daughter of Light: A Book Review

 Hello everyone! Today I have the privilege of reviewing Daughter of Light by Morgan L. Busse with Team Novel Teen. I was sent this book in exchange for my honest review. I'm going to try to write my own synopsis this time. ;)

Synopsis: Rowen Mar is cast from her village as a witch after a strange mark that can do even stranger things appears on her hand. Thanks to her now dead father's work as a commander in the army, she is offered the job of protecting the High Lord's daughter by those who don't know of her accusation of witchcraft. Arriving in the White City, Rowen tries to hide her mark, which she blames for all her trouble. She attempts to fit in with those around her. But with handsome army captains, and  a war raging, Rowen may find that she cannot hide her secret, because it may be the one thing to save them all. When the Word calls, you must answer.


 This book is an adult fantasy. There were a few more adult themes lightly set upon, but nothing too horrible. In fact, I couldn't distinguish it much from the YA fantasy I read, except that many of the characters are older than the common YA book.

  I liked this book. I mean, how could I not with characters named Rowen, and Nierne? It was very good, especially for what I believe to be a first time author. The fantasy actually had a message in it, and wasn't just written for the sake of having big magic explosions or something of the like. I love how the mark was actually something created by the Word (God) and was created to use for His glory. It's pretty cool.

 There are some pretty interesting (and chilling) characters in this book. The cast is pretty diverse, and some of them never even meet throughout the novel. Mrs. Busse accomplished making me interested in all of the characters and their various stories. There's the initial story of Rowan, a girl who isn't who she or others think she is, and Captain Lore who is very curious about her. We continue to learn about others like scribe Nierne from a country far from the initial conflict facing a terrifying conflict of her own, and sent on a journey for help, and the frightening Caleb, who's works of death and evil do not sit well with him in his dreams.

 Like I said, I enjoyed this book. The worst I can say about it, is that it has a few typos. But it's pretty easy to figure out what's really being said. Nothing is too overdone in terms of romance, violence, etc. This book is clean, and quite good. I find myself itching to read the next installment in this series, Son of Truth.

 Buy Daughter of Light here. 

About the author

Morgan L. Busse writes speculative fiction for the adult market. She is the author of Daughter of Light and Son of Truth, the first two books in a series from Marcher Lord Press. Morgan lives in the Midwest with her husband and four children. You can find out more about Morgan at

 Additionally, I've been offered the chance to have a giveaway! We're giving away an E-BOOK copy of Daughter of Light to one reader.  a Rafflecopter giveaway

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 I hope you enjoyed!

~ a rambling author


Meagan said...

Liked your review!

Bethany said...

Thanks Meagan! :)

Jill Williamson said...

Loved the characters in this book. They were wonderful! :-)