Friday, April 1, 2016

Friday Fiction Fix: "Daughter of Light"

The Short:

Daughter of Light
Follower of the Word, Book 1

By: Morgan L. Busse

5/5 Stars (Possibly going on the favorites shelf)

What: A young woman is banished from her village after she discovers she has a mysterious power.

Recommended to those who like: Fantasy, Christian, Fantasy Battles, Allegory

The Long:

It’s really amazing how many books you can find for free in digital formats (Publishers and authors, you have my eternal gratitude! I couldn’t review as many books as easily without getting a break for my pocketbook once and a while). This one is really quite enjoyable.

Rowen finds a mysterious mark on her hand one day, but she isn’t able to see the far reaching consequences of it at first. Before she knows it, she’s banished from her village and finds herself across the country, embroiled in a war between neighboring countries and between the spiritual forces of good and evil. Will she ever learn to trust the One who gave her such mysterious powers?

This book is raw and emotional in a lot of ways. Rowen functions as a person in real life would—with heartbreak, doubts, fears, anger, and every other emotion you can think of. The book doesn’t sacrifice on action, either. We have political intrigue, assassination attempts, and large scale battles.

The allegorical nature of this book is stunning. I’ve read a lot of allegories, but this one actually made me stop and think about my faith in a different way. It’s rare that a book can do that, so I am very impressed. I look forward to reading the next book in the series. Congrats to Ms. Busse on creating such a wonderful work!

What’s the last fictional book you read that made you think about real life (spiritual growth, social issues, or otherwise)?

Ms. Busse also has a new release coming up. You can check out a brief write up on Tainted and some other recent or upcoming releases here. 


  1. Oh, this looks really good! I'll have to see if I can grab it one day. It's always great when a book makes you think about your own faith and ideas (it's kinda what books are for, sometimes :) )

    I'd have to say Challenger Deep really made me think about mental illness. If you haven't read it I'd 100000% recommend it, it's one of my new favourite books. Also the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness was absolutely FANTASTIC and I will love it for all eternity. It was a dystopian/sci-fi and talked lots about war and what makes a person a monster, and if they can be redeemed. SO GOOD.

    1. I'll have to look into both of those. Thanks for the recommendations and the comment!

  2. I'm so happy to see such a positive review of this book! I have a copy on my Kindle (which I downloaded for free some time ago...), but haven't had a chance to read it yet. Now I'm excited to dig in!

    1. I hope I didn't oversell it, but I REALLY enjoyed it, personally. I wasn't too excited about it initially, but I was pleasantly surprised once I started digging in. Thanks for the comment! Let me know if you like it!


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