Thursday, October 6, 2011
Sweet Light by Jen Wylie
When fate conspires against you and gives you three loves to choose from, what do you do? What if you make the wrong choice?
Shara is a Healer, raised and trained from childhood until her unique gift manifests itself. When she gains the rank Journeyman she is hired to serve as the court healer for the barbaric kingdom of Glendor.
Untrained for war, she is thrust unmercifully into its bloody arms when the kingdom is invaded. Ordered by her king to the front lines to tend the wounded, she is forced to flee when their camp is attacked. Happening upon a wounded soldier in the forest, every mile back to the capital is a struggle, and breaking the Healer's code, she falls in love with her charge.
If Shara thought that to be the least of her troubles, the appearance of a fierce warrior captain who appoints himself her protector, teaches her differently. Trouble comes in threes at the appearance of a former love and fellow healer. Faced with decisions of the heart and the sudden manifestation of her gift, there is little room for anything else to go wrong. Or at least that's what Shara thought
There are 3 different love interests in this story which is different than any story I have read. Could it be overwhelming? Sure, but I didn't feel that way, in fact it was very easy to see why each person fit with Shara and you learn to love them as she does. I had a difficult time deciding myself whom I thought was the better fit.
What impressed me the most about the story is the wonderful way in which we are brought into the characters minds. I was drawn in with the inner turmoils and decisions that had to be made. It's a story that will make you swoon and break your heart.
There are some violent parts and maybe more fitting for older teens and adults like like a great adventure and memorable characters.
It's one of those stories that will always keep you guessing. I really liked Shara, I felt she made a very strong character, admirable and smart.
As with most books it took me awhile to get into the book, what was happening and who the characters are in this world. I began to really enjoy the story around the middle of the book and it became more intense through the end.