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Book Review: The Watchers: Knight of Light by Deirdra Eden

Before I do my review, I have to put up this disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for a highly discounted price through Tomoson and the publisher. Any and all opinions expressed in this review are mine and mine alone. I received no financial compensation for this review. Now, on to the review. At the end of the review, I will include a links to Amazon for the paperback and Kindle version. Now, onto my review

Book synopsis:

All the training in Heaven couldn’t prepare me for the war on earth, nor for the love, loss, or loneliness humans feel. There are things worse than death, and every last one of them is hunting people like us. Even though we all feel human at times, we must remember, we are not them, we are their watchers.

In England, 1270 A.D., Auriella (pronounced yurr-ee-ella) flees her village after being accused of witchcraft. Pursued by nightmarish creatures, she struggles to accept the truth about her humanity. Filled with fairies, dwarves, pixies, dragons, demons, and monsters, Knight of Light is an enthralling tale that will capture the imaginations of readers young and old.

The Watchers Series; has been described as Braveheart meets Supernatural. The mythology for the series is based on many theological texts from dozens of sects with correlating themes. Ancient writings include the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Traditional Apocrypha, the Pearl of Great Price and the Kabbalah. The Watchers are supernatural beings in human form whose duty it is to protect and guard mankind from the armies of darkness. Unfortunately, as the Book of Enoch mentions, some of these Watchers go bad.

Although the mythology is based on these texts, Deirdra Eden’s; The Watcher’s Series; is written in a traditional fairytale style with a young girl’s discovery of incredible, but dangerous powers within herself, a cast of humorous side-kicks, a quest for greater self-discovery and purpose, and villains of epic proportions.

My review:

This book is a great book for kids 4th grade (so 9/10) and up. I absolutely loved reading it!!!

Auriella had my sympathy from the first page, when she decided to run into a burning building to save children from burning to death and then was forced to run for her life after being branded a witch….all because she wasn’t burned in the fire.

Then began her adventure.

I will advise that there was a horrific scene where she was almost mauled to death by a wolf and then she was almost beaten to death. Other then those scenes, the book is great for grade school kids.

I couldn’t read this book fast enough. It had everything. Fairies….check. Pixies….check. Dwarves……check. Knights…..check. Evil demons….check. Dragons….check. A heroine who decided to be anything she wanted to be (orphan, lady, warrior)….check.

The only things (besides the abuse scene) that made me complain was that it was a cliffhanger. I hate cliffhangers with a passion. But I dealt because this book was good.

I do think that this would be a great book for girls to read. The heroine has to overcome a lot to realize that she can own her abilities. And when she realizes that….oh boy, does she!!! It has such a positive message that I think girls these days need to hear. That you don’t have to be perfect in other people’s eyes. That the only way you achieve perfection is in your eyes alone. And once you do, you can do anything!!!!

Would I read this book again? Absolutely. I would also read any other book in the series.

Would I reccomend this to family and friends? Yes I would!!!

Now onto the Amazon links that I promised.

Kindle   (price can and will change)

Paperback

Audible (price can and will change)

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