The Watchers: Knight of Light by Deirdra Eden
The Watchers: Knight of Light
Author: Deirdra Eden
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult
Publisher: Eden Literacy
Release Date: July 28, 2014
Goodreads Synopsis: “The Watchers” are supernatural beings in human form, charged with protecting mankind from the armies of darkness. Unfortunately, some of these Watchers go bad.
Deirdra Eden’s The Watcher’s Series is written in a traditional fairytale style with a young girl’s discovery of incredible, but dangerous powers within herself, a cast of humorous side-kicks, a quest for greater self-discovery and purpose, and villains of epic proportions.
In England, 1270 A.D., Auriella (pronounced yurr-ee-ella) flees her village after being accused of witchcraft. Pursued by nightmarish creatures, she struggles to accept the truth about her humanity.
Filled with fairies, dwarves, pixies, dragons, and monsters, Knight of Light is an enthralling tale that will capture the imaginations of readers young and old.
Jen’s Rating: 🌟🌟🌟
REVIEW: This is a magical world in which Auriella is struggling to find out what she is. Told that she might be more than just human, she runs away only to end up in a worse situation. Hoping she can find her way out, she is met with others who want to get a hold of her blood.
It is an intense fantasy read that takes you in all directions in a small amount of time. It kept me reading to figure out what Auriella really is… stronger than she knows. And everyone who comes in contact with her says the same, they want her to themselves, the power that she holds, and it is journey we want to be a part of.
“Golden flames billowed up my arms and danced in shimmering waves off my skin. I was on fire! My shriek echoed off the hills and the dead trees as surreal terror consumed me like the fire.”
“There was something wrong with me. Fire had spewed from my hands, and I wasn’t burnt… ‘What sort of creature am I?’ “
The Watchers: Knight of Light does seem to me to be more of young teen than a young adult book, but even like that I still enjoyed it. Not really for me though because even though there was this magical storytelling I just don’t see myself picking it up again. Younger generations though would love this read and find fascination at the turn of every page.
“I froze in awe. Everything I had tried to cover, all my concerns about being different, all my hopes for being human- was dashed and rearranged. The dragon exposed the truth I tried to hide from.”
So, if you enjoy fantasy books and don’t mind the read being more younger oriented, then go for it because there is lots of good things going on in there.
***I received this copy from Eden Literacy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.***