Saturday, March 19, 2016

Daughter of Light

Summary: Have you ever seen inside the human heart?

I have.

I have seen the darkness that hides within, I have felt the feelings of hatred and lust, heard whispers that still haunt my mind. With one touch I see what no one else sees: the very soul of man.

I am a mirror. I reflect the darkness within. I rip away the lies and deceit wrapped around the heart until all that is left is darkness and light. I expose the truth. And am hated and feared for it.

Why would the Word give me such terrifying power? Why must I see the darkness in others?

I never wanted this. I tried to rip the mark from my hand. I tried to hide it. I even ran away. It worked for a time. But a power like this cannot stay hidden forever.

And so I have been banished from my village. I run from those who wish to kill me. And hide from others who hope to twist my power.

Only a few stand beside me. But even they cannot follow me down the long dark road that lies before me. Only one can. The One who gave me my power.

Someday I will pay the price for my gift. For men do not want light, they want darkness. But until that day comes, the Word will stand with me and by His power I will shine.


As the Shadonae rise in the west and war threatens the north, a young woman discovers she is not human . . .

Rowen Mar finds a strange mark on her hand, and she is banished from her village as a witch. She covers the mark with a leather glove and seeks sanctuary in the White City. She lives in fear that if she touches another person, the power inside her will trigger again, a terrifying power that allows her to see the darkness inside the human heart . . .

But the mark is a summons, and those called cannot hide forever. For the salvation of her people lies within her hand.


I cannot say how much I loved Daughter of Light. The whole time I was glued to the pages. Morgan Busse did a wonderful job creating a new world, full of amazing new characters. I loved how she creatively shared the gospel in her books. Giving a new look on how Jesus sacrificed his life for us, and how much he loves us. I loved all of the characters: Rowen, Lore, Neirne, Caleb, and the others. The story is told from the former four, so you get different experiences throughout the story.
Rowen was a character I could easily relate to. Her hope to fit in with others, but then the rejection of her village after the death of her adopted father leaves her lonely and closed off. She is forced to leave the only home she's ever known and has to travel to the White City to become a varor. With an unknown power that she sees as a curse, she hides her true self, with no hope of real friendship.
 The fear and anger she feels starts to take over, but hope and healing is close at hand. After a near death experience, the reason for her power is revealed and the Word helps her use it to save her people.
            With the enemy close at hand and no help coming, will followers trust the Word in his plan, or will they give into fear?
Caleb has lived a life of an assassin for many years. But the faces of those he's killed haunt his sleep constantly. He cares only for himself, though at the same time wants a life of peace and healing. With visions of a woman with a mark on her hand, his life changes drastically. But healing cannot be forced, it must be chosen. He will have to chose between his current life, or that of a new one.
I could go on about the book, but I should probably stop now and just say "Read it!"  :) For those of you interested, Daughter of Light is free on Kindle. Check out Morgan L Busse's website for more information on her books!

I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
I received this book free from the author for an honest review.

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