A Light in the Darkness by Heather Sutherlin ~ Review

My Review: An action packed medieval tale of what a light can do in the darkness.

Merrilyn's life changes forever when she mysteriously heals the royal escort after an unexpected ambush.
Merrilyn struggles to follow the voice called Loian that guides her, her devotion to Loian puts a strain on her relationship her best friend Justan, the crown prince.
Can Merrilyn help lead her country into a new age?

Ms. Sutherlin wonderfully balances her allegory so that it is not too much, yet not in the least lacking, a tricky feat to accomplish. A Light in the Darkness well written in a style that is easy to follow and I found myself slowly drawn into it as I read. This book really had a spell-casting quality to it, with great descriptions and feel to it.

The characters were likable and I liked watching Merrilyn's and Justan's relationship change throughout the course of the book. I guess the only thing was that I wasn't quite as connected to the characters as I would have liked to have been.

There was plenty of action, with many hold-your-breath scenes, and others that riveted me to the page.

I just want to note that, that this book has wizards that are evil and that Merrilyn is given some supernatural powers from Loian. I personally didn't have a problem with any of it, but I know that there are some of you who would appreciate a heads up.

Overall a promising debut from Ms. Sutherlin, and the cool thing about this book is that this is only the beginning! A very enjoyable Christian Medieval Allegory :)

I received this ebook from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!


  1. I love to curl up and read in my pj's as well. This sounds like a very enjoyable read. Thanks for the giveaway!


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