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Journey To Light: Part I of the High Duties of Pacia

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  • Posted September 1, 2013

    I haven't read  good fantasy book in a long time, and Journey t

    I haven't read  good fantasy book in a long time, and Journey to Light, written by Bob Craton, definitely fits the bill for an excellent fantasy
     novel. Craton creates such a complex world, merging common aspects of our world with a fantastical one. And although the events
    happening at the beginning of the story seemed rather random, much of it all ties together at the end. This book is filled with interesting
     characters--some human and some not. Although I feel like much of this book is dedicated to setting up the backbone/background for
    the rest of the series, I still really enjoyed it.

    As mentioned before, Journey to Light is full of unusual characters. This story is told from the point of view of many, many character.
    Actually I think this book is told from 6-7 different points of view. Luckily, the story focuses on only 3-4 of the point of views or else I
    probably wouldn't have been able to keep what was happening to each character straight in my head. The plot mostly revolves around
     Graice, Rafe + Belo, Caelia and the Boy's point of view.

    Graice is probably my favorite character of the novel. She's a Sistere, someone who can see and control other people's feelings. This is
     known as the effect. She's one of the most powerful and youngest Sistere of all time. However, one day she comes across a man named
     Holder and is surprised to discover that he isn't affected by her effect. ¿What's even more curious is that Holder doesn't remember the
     first 24 years of his life. Nevertheless, Holder turns out to be the perfect person for guiding the Graice, Madrere and Ignacio throughout a
     dangerous journey.

    Rafe and Belo are quite a pair with a slightly wonky sense of humor (which I enjoyed...probably my own sense of humor is slightly quirky
    too :-). Rafe is a lupun; a lupun is kind of like a werewolf/wolf man. Although he is pretty scary looking, he is actually like a cuddly teddy
    bear on the inside just as long if you don't imply that he is scared of anything. Lupuns hate being accused of being afraid. Belo is a
     kiropteran, which is kind of like a vampire-like creature. Both of them have been kicked out of their respective community and have
     decided to band together to survive the wilderness. Things have been going pretty well until Rafe catches a whiff of something unnatural
     in the wind. And whatever is giving off that scent terrifies Rafe. Something sinister is following them...and they can't seem to be able to
     get away.

    Caelia lives in a secluded community that boasts of a very intelligent population. She also happens to be one of the smartest individual
    of everyone. However, supplies are running low and a group of people must venture out to conduct some trade with the outside world.
    The catch is that the outside world is full of dangers--from bandits to warring countries--and anyone who decides to go out risks death.
    But Caelia is smart and she has a plan...

    Last but not least is the Boy. He doesn't know his name. He doesn't know his real mother or father. All he knows is that he is on the run
    with his aunt. The people after them are willing to do anything to capture them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013


    Just okay.

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

    I will be honest, this is not what I normally read. However this

    I will be honest, this is not what I normally read. However this was well written, it kept my interest and took me on a journey into an unexpected realm. This book is more of an introduction into a complex story-line.
    I enjoyed it so much I will definitely be reading the second book in the series. If you like a book that makes you use your brain a little this is definitely your kind of read!

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  • Posted January 31, 2013

    I would have to say that this book just wasn't for me. It ha

    I would have to say that this book just wasn't for me. It has gotten some good reviews so this goes to show that everyone has different tastes. (If not this world would be a boring place.) There is a sensible start with the preface, solid description of a world and its peoples. The only detracting point to that is at the end of the preface where the author breaks with the entrance into the world by explaining to the reader that the story is full of disconnection in both location and character, but will all make sense in the end. It is not necessary to inform a reader that things will make sense in the end and sends the wrong message as to what to expect from the story.
    The 4 main characters felt flat and 2 dimensional. The progression is jerky and without rhythm that would give the flowery descriptions a hand in fleshing out the world. I also felt the descriptions were over drawn for places that were mentioned in passing. This story is constantly shifting between character, locations and time periods to the point of almost utter confusion, with some level of connection to events most of the story gets left by the wayside. My personal opinion is to remove a lot of the superfluous material and stick with the story of the boy, as it has the most powerful plot

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

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