The Watchers: Knight of Light Review
The Watchers: Knight of Light
In all honesty, I’m not too sure what to think of this book. It’s meant for younger girls, between the ages of 10-14, and it’s a fairly short read (in my opinion) around 110 pages if you cut out all of the fluff in the beginning. Our books starts off with Auriella, watching a house burn in the village she was living in. There are children trapped inside, and people are rushing to try to put it out, but to no avail. Getting frantic, she rushed into the burning house and manages to rescue the children. When Auriella comes out unscathed, she is called a witch, and run out of the village.
I won’t give you much more than that for the start, but there were two parts in general that bugged me. When Auriella is making her way through the fairy kingdom with her newfound partners, Ruburt the dwarf and Cassi the pixie, they eventually find themselves meeting the fairy queen. Although this is after she discovers her newfound power, I find it silly that the fairies do not ask for a display of power before giving her powerful magical artifact that would keep her safe from the rest of the forest.
The second part was further in, near the end of the book. After many years of training and a many losses, Auriella decides the she wants to become a knight. Successfully disguising herself as a man to join the Crusades, she endures trials against a Shadow Legion warrior and discovers their plot to kill the king and use his body as a puppet. The thing that gets me about this is how trusting the king seems. Auriella, a 17 year old girl just shows up in his chambers telling him the Shadow Legion’s plans, and he gives her a private room and knights her the very next day, asking minimal questions and suddenly asks her to be on his council.
But, overall, the book would be particularly good for young girls who need a short book. The plot wasn’t confusing and drawn out, and would be an easy read. It’s got an interesting mix of tragedy and excitement, good humor and a bit of terror and fear thrown in there. Nothing a young girl couldn’t handle. A good 7.5/10, and hey. I might just read the next book to see what happens.
FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this Ebook for free to provide my unbiased and honest review of this book.