Imagine having the ability to manipulate light. You can use it to peer into the future or conjure a sword like the Green Lantern or maybe even move objects by merely willing it. This is the world of Lightbearers – People who can wield light. The best way to put this would be a spoonful of star wars mixed in a pot of medieval era with a zest of LOTR. The author has created an entire universe with its own suns and moons and their mystical effects.
Briefly, the story is about a young boy who is a potentially powerful Lightbearer and is pursued by both the Evinir and the WatchLight. What I found unique and exciting was how the author has not just plainly given some people the ability to manipulate light. He has meticulously created different ways of doing it, each with its own pros and cons.
It was almost like being on a rollercoaster where initially you can see where you’re going. Still, by the end, you are so engrossed in the thrill that you are unable to foresee any upcoming twists even though they are right in front of you.
The narration is crisp, and the pace goes up and down throughout the book. The author assumes an alternate perspective style of storytelling. We get to see the story from the perspective of many characters.
The book costs Rs. 300 on the kindle edition. Would I pay for it? Thousand times, yes. It is worth every penny.
The book was so gripping that it got me out of my reading slump.There is the right amount of suspense and mystery and a generous amount of fantastical just the way I like it. Awakened is the first book in a trilogy, and the first book ended on a high point.
Awakened is an epic book. A strong storyline and a gripping narration make the book unputdownable. A special thanks to the author, Dan Kenner, for sending me a copy of this book. I truly enjoyed reading the book.
10/10 by The Booker’s Diary.