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A Great Light
(The Kingdom to Come #1)
by Jennifer Ball
Young Adult Christian Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 298 Pages
June 28th 2018 by Revelation Publishing Company

Love and war are often the same thing.

Prince Karhiad is a humble king-in-waiting. His father, King Vilsig, rules the Kingdom of Merrhius with an iron fist. While the king dreams of endless conquests, his son only wants to conquer the hearts of his subjects through love instead of fear.

Meanwhile, a dark and sinister force threatens every kingdom around. And if King Vilsig and Prince Karhiad can't put aside their differences, an ancient sinister beast and his supernatural army will lay waste to the Kingdom of Merrhius.

On the night of Prince Karhiad’s 17th birthday, he is mesmerized by a radiant light and makes a decision to learn of its origin. That choice will force him towards answers he wasn't seeking, a woman he wasn't planning to fall in love with, and a destiny that will bring him great suffering yet an even greater reward. But in this gripping tale of good vs. evil, the power of love isn't just a shield to ward off the darkness -- it's also the strongest weapon of all.


My Review
Prince Karhiad has turned 17 and become a man in his kingdom. He is also next in line for the throne. He is different than your typical king. He is liked and likes the people. When he sees this bright light on the night of his 17th birthday, he has to find it. When he gets to this creek, the light is gone but he sees a women. The next day when he returns to see what he can find, he finds Faith.
Faith is from a city no one believes exisit. They like to keep it that way. No one leaves and no one can find it unless they walk the path of light.
Over the time they spend together they share about their homes. How they differ and what they share. They call for each other. Then tragedy stricks. Secrets and lies and manipulation take over.
So the first 1/3 of the book is slow going. It jumps back and forth between Karhiad and Faith's point of view. I feel that it would have been better if each point of view was labeled. Also they do a lot of talking in their head but it is written just like regular speaking. So there can be a lot of confusion. There was for me. 
The biggest thing is this book is so long. It should have been at least 2 books. I don't mind long books but It felt like a different book half way through. I like the story though and am curious what happens next.

About the Author

I am a friend of Jesus who at times fails at making this is my most important relationship. I am a wife who forgets at times this is my primary job. I am a mom who at times didn't get it right. I take lots of pictures that annoy everyone in my family except for my dog. She loves it.

I began writing short stories when I was a child. I would sit in my room for hours writing as fast as I could to keep up with my thoughts. We didn't have a typewriter and certainly no computer. Too often my writing would turn to scribble. I ended up with lots of loose paper with many short stories written on them in half scribble that made it too difficult for others to read. Thanks to technology, I went back to my childhood passion and wrote a story that I turned into a readable book.

That's me, to make a long story short.

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