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Posted April 24, 2013
The only bad thing I have to say is that I have to wait till the next book to find out what happens!
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Posted October 30, 2014
Son of Truth picks right up where Daughter of Light ended and with it a new favorite character for me: Caleb Tala.
I was at first disappointed that his story doesn’t really become a huge part of the plot until almost the second half of the book, but the transformation he goes through was worth the wait. His life is a testament of second chances that God gives and how He can literally use anyone for His glory.
I also enjoyed hearing more of Rowen’s story even though hers was a lot more heart-wrenching in this one!
There is not as much action that takes place in Son of Truth, but it is still an excellent read. There is more a focus on spiritual warfare that was really awesome as well as loving others no matter the cost.
Overall, I would continue to recommend this series. Morgan can weave a wonderful tale with flawed characters that struggle, but yet are still used by God’s hand. I’m eagerly looking forward to volume three!
I give this novel 4.5 out of 5 stars!
*(I received this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts expressed are my own and I was not required to write a positive review.)*
Posted October 24, 2014
((minor spoilers below, especially if you haven’t read Daughter of Light))
Middle books in a trilogy often bear the brunt of criticism. They don’t have the spark of introducing a new world and new concepts,
nor the satisfaction of bring a story line to a resolution. However, I actually enjoy this open-ended quality. There are no long origin
stories to muddle through and no sadness about leaving a favorite world. Plus, a well-written middle book is filled to the brim with
action and intrigue, bringing depth the characters and immersing the reader more fully into the narrative. Some favorite middle books?
The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins come to mind.
Overall, Son of Truth is a good addition to the ‘awesome middle book’ club.
Busse does an excellent job showing Caleb Tala’s growth from assassin and pleasure-seeker to a follower of the Word. His progression
is believable, particularly in regard to how he deals with people from his old life and strives to resist his old, lustful behaviors. The
author deals with the seedier aspects with a deft, delicate hand that alludes to his fleshy indulgences without glorifying them. And his
‘superpower’ as a Son of Truth is finally revealed, and it’s pretty incredible.
Other characters, particularly Rowen Mar, definitely suffer for their faith, and that isn’t a bad thing. I appreciate the harsh reality they are
put through. Busse isn’t afraid to show her characters doubting that the Word is ultimately in control, and questioning their own beliefs.
This is refreshingly real and honest. At the same time, the story is with the deft hand of one who knows their endgame, and I never felt
like I was being manipulated by cheap suspense tricks or red herrings.
Downsides? The best scenes were when all the characters were interacting with each other. When they were apart, it wasn’t as
compelling. I also found the Eldarans, Rowen and Caleb, far more interesting than the humans. And there’s Captain Lore. He is in the
unenviable role of being the Solid Good Guy which doesn’t give him a lot of opportunities for character growth.
Final Verdict: a must read. I couldn’t put this book down. Busse really hits her stride with characterization and plot. But this book highly
relies on knowledge from Daughter of Light, so grab a copy of both!
Posted May 20, 2014
Posted August 4, 2013
This is the second book in the Follower of the Word series. I loved the book and have had a conversation via facebook with the author. I am eagerly awaiting book three.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 8, 2013