Thursday, 14 October 2010
Seers of Light by Jennifer Delucy
In summary, Seers of Light is about a young woman named Lillian Hunt, who lived a rather content but uneventful life working in her grandfathers store. Then everything goes a bit pear shaped, beginning with a rather frightening apparition and leading to a rather terrifying vampire attack and then subsequent rescue by a man called Christian.
After being told she is a sentient (a person with abilities that range from combat, empath to seer) she then meets a certain Mr William Maddox (who i personally would want to marry if he was real lol).
What then takes place is a riviting adventure filled with self-discovery, romance and vampires and i loved every second of it.
The cast of characters is vast and extremelly colourful. Where i dare say with some authors its a lost easier to stick with a few, Jennifer has no such problems introducing a lot of characters in a short space of time. Something, i might add, that in the wrong hands could have been confusing, but not in this case. I felt a connection to each of the characters in this novel and as a result felt when they were hurt, in love, or going through something else.
The horror and fantasy aspect of it was truly amazing and told with such realism i could well believe that there are sentients out there and vampires (although that idea rather scares me). It's originality was extraordinary and it stood out a mile among the other paranormal/fantasy/romance novels out there, for which i was relieved.
The romance aspect was fantastic. Instead of some simpering girl who irrationally goes after the guy who could probably kill her, what i found instead is a very independent head-strong young woman who thinks before she acts. And one things for sure, Lily can sure kick ass!
Her relationship with William can be only described as truly romantic, a little different and yet a stunningly beautiful love story all the same.
As well as the central romance i really liked Anna and Katrina's relationship, those too are classic and add some really amusing bits to the story. Man and woman may be traditional but Anna and Katrina had a spark that i just can't quite put my finger on. Romance at it's most amusing!
If i were to sum this novel up in a paragragh i would say it is a gripping fantasy story with the originality to stand out among the others in it's genre as well as being a truly phenomenol romance capable of making ANY readers heart race.
I can't wait to read whisper of light because if it's as good as seers of light i will really really love it!