Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Review: Queene of Light
This is the first book in the Lightworld/Darkworld series by Jennifer Armintrout.
An unimagined destiny an undeniable passion.
In a time not long from now, the veil between fantasy and reality is ripped asunder creatures of myth and fairytale spill into the mortal world. Enchanted yet horrified, humans force the magical beings Underground, to colonize the sewers and abandoned subway tunnels beneath their glittering cities.
But even magic folk cannot dwell in harmony and soon two Worlds emerge: the Lightworld, home to faeries, dragons and dwarves; and the Darkworld, where vampires, werewolves, angels and demons lurk.
Now, in the dank and shadowy place between Lightworld and Darkworld, a transformation is about to begin....
Ayla, a half-faery, half-human assassin is stalked by Malachi, a Death Angel tasked with harvesting mortal souls. They clash. Immortality evaporates, forging a bond neither may survive. And in the face of unbridled ambitions and untested loyalties, an ominous prophecy is revealed that will shake the Worlds.
I enjoyed this book. :)
Queene of Light is a pretty good read. I am intrigued by the separation of 'others' and how they have set themselves apart from each other - when I think they would be so much better off if they were united. :)
Ayla is a lowly assassin - and I do mean lowly. She is looked down upon for her human blood - and that makes her have to work twice as hard as the full blooded fae.
Malachi is a Death Angel - working for God. He looks down upon Ayla and her kind because they do not accept God as the one true God. Malachi is not supposed to touch a mortal - they are to be protected. Malachi does not know that Ayla is half human - and when he touches her he looses everything he holds dear.
What comes next is betrayal and court politics - Ayla is thrown into a world she never wanted - but one she vows to conquer........
I give Queene of Light 3 out of 4 stars and have the second book - Child of Darkness - on the tbr shelf. :)