My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Princess Of The Light is an urban fantasy romance with spiritual themes. The idea for this novel came when the author saw a homeless man. She decided to help him and by writing this book hopes to raise money for more homeless people. The inspiration for the character The Walking Man comes from this original homeless man.
So what is the book about? The book has strong biblical lines. Mary Miller is visited by the Angel Gabriel and told that she has been chosen to be The Princess of The Light and fight the dark side. She must specifically help a man called André. Mary can see and hear Gabriel because she has always has psychic abilities.
We also meet Joseph (Joe) Deacons an urban planner for the town of Golden Lake. He meets Mary one morning at her book store and falls instantly in love with her, they can both feel that they have met their soul mate. Joe has also been chosen by God to help Mary and he will be her warrior.
Mary realises that André is The Walking homeless man of Golden Lake and through Gabriel she gets insights into his past life and the reasons he is now homeless and full of darkness. We meet Than and Lisbeth demons who have been spreading the darkness and who battle with Mary over André.
Mary is given special powers to help defeat the darkness and with Joe by her side and the Angels for support light will overcome the dark.
This story is a light read, there is very little depth to it, we read of André’s background, and we get a small insight into Joe’s past. It would have been good to read about Mary and find out more about her. The story does have some huge jumps in it’s timeline in some places and in others I felt we needed more time to make it seem realistic. Mary and Joe’s romantic relationship needed some hiccups and hesitations to make it believable.
I would have liked Mary’s role as Light bearer to have been drawn out with more training and explanations, more teaching or her special powers and definitely hours of hard training in readiness to fight demons, these were glossed over and I missed making any connection to the main characters. The final battle had many characters and for me didn’t quite fit the rest of the book.
This is an extremely difficult book to review because of the good intentions of the author to use proceeds of sales to help others, however for the book to sell the hundreds of copies needed, it must deliver in storyline and content to encourage others to pick it up.
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