Sweet light by Jen Wylie
Published by Echelon Press Publishing
Date published May 30th 2011
Rating 5/5 stars
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.
cover: it is a pretty cover, not much at first but when you get immersed in the story. You like it better at least for me. love the green and the sunlight. I think its a scene from the book.
book: received this from miss Wylie for review. this is Jen's young adult debut novel. Her writing was enjoyable and very emotional. when i read the first pages. WHAMM!! That scene was intense. i was hooked. this story takes place on a middle age -ish alternated planet or earth. the places and countries had a celtic feel to it especially glendor.
Shara short for Sharandar Lynn of Shoredirch(home country) is a 16 year old healer, healers are gifted with magic that they use to help others. but here's still dormant.It’s sacred, and she comes from a land that is far different from Glendor, where she’s been summoned to during a war. she meets a wounded soldier who can't speak. There is not mushy love but believe able romance with a lot of action. She gradually falls in love with him
other books have a love triangle with team A and team B. The 3 dudes feel for her, Shara. i equally felt the love between David , the wounded soldier. Shara and Tirel, her long distance relationship and Dric older cousin of David who Shara only sees as a close friend.
i adored the backstory of the main characters , their family ,friends and countries. there was no info overload.loved all of the relations family ,friends , more than lovers. it was in diverse pov. i think at least 5 povs. was not annoying for me.
i love that Jen did not sugarcoat the more mature themes. there's a lot of violence ,war. this is a upper YA book maybe 16, 17 i think.
if you get it hope you'll enjoy it. i did.
favorite quote[s] :
"So long as the sun and stars shine above and light your way, the stones and earth beneath give you strength, the waters of lake and sea give life; remember your pledge to each other. "By the life which courses within your blood and the love which resides within your hearts, take each other by your hands, your hearts, and your spirits, to be your chosen one. Live and love without sin or shame, for naught can exist in the purity of your love for each other.
what tell what's about . what do you think , mwa ha ha