The Light Keepers: a YA Epic Fantasy - Prequel to the ShadowLight Saga

The Light Keepers: a YA Epic Fantasy - Prequel to the ShadowLight Saga

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by Mande Matthews
     
 

From the #1 Bestselling Norse Fantasy Author, comes The Light Keepers, a prequel to the ShadowLight Saga

Isolated because of what she is—because of the power she holds inside—Astrid longs for contact with another human being. Her well-intentioned mother locks her away from society in order to protect her from an evil that seeks to use Astrid's

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From the #1 Bestselling Norse Fantasy Author, comes The Light Keepers, a prequel to the ShadowLight Saga

Isolated because of what she is—because of the power she holds inside—Astrid longs for contact with another human being. Her well-intentioned mother locks her away from society in order to protect her from an evil that seeks to use Astrid's abilities for his own means. But the resulting loneliness drives Astrid deeper into the shadowwalk—a power she is forbidden to use, a magic that lands her directly into the arms of the Shadow.

This short prequel to the ShadowLight Saga offers a revealing glimpse into the history of the beautiful and mysterious warrior maiden known as Swan, called Astrid in this prequel. It takes place a few moons before Bonded begins and is a self-contained novelette of approximately 10,000 words.

PRAISE FOR THE LIGHT KEEPERS

You've never seen dark versus light like this before! Matthews expertly twists good and bad until the lines are blurred and your heart is racing.

Astrid (Swan) is such an amazing heroine – she's so tough, yet emotionally rich. Since Astrid can't speak, I loved how Matthews weaved in her internal thoughts throughout the action – it gave me an extra layer of insight to her cool personality. I loved her!

It's sexy, intriguing and fast paced…The Light Keepers hurls you right into the action…leaving you begging for more…

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033213788
Publisher:
Mande Matthews
Publication date:
05/05/2012
Series:
ShadowLight Saga
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
38,035
File size:
606 KB

Meet the Author

Mande Matthews is the author of the ShadowLight Saga. While attending a performing arts college for writing and arranging, Mande discovered Joseph Cambell's Masks of God series. Her desire to understand humanity through myth and legend mingled with her love of fantasy fiction, birthing her life-long quest to create original new worlds for readers. A hermit at heart, Mande recedes into the realms of imagination where she occasionally surfaces to face the real world aided by her minions: a husband who plays the dog drum (the belly of their border collie), and a menagerie of furred, feathered and mostly magical friends.

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The Light Keepers - a YA Epic Fantasy - Prequel to the ShadowLight Saga 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Ann_Mauren More than 1 year ago
This intriguing prequel to the ShadowLight Saga reveals a bit of the history and inner workings of the mind of the mysterious warrior maiden Astrid, also known as Swan later in the story. We get to see her in a completely different and unexpected light in this action-packed and detail-rich short story. It gives wonderful insights into her relationship with her mother and her struggle with a seductive, evil force that hunts her: The Shadow. A MUST READ for fans of The ShadowLight Saga and lovers of romantic, richly crafted fantasy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great introduction and a full story on its own. The characters are really interesting. I especially loved the lead character Astrid. It's emotional yet exciting and intriguing and hints at some interesting magic and swordplay to come. I'm going to read the first book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A young girl , Astrid, is take into hiding by her mother. Her mother has seen a prophecy that Astrid guard her people against the shadowland. "The shadowwalk is a dark and evil thing." It calls to her and she can't seem to sing her song of protection. Before she can go to the man in her dreams she needs to protect not only herself, but him as well. This was a great beginning to what seems like going to be a great series. The series would be a wonderful read for any child who loves fantasy. Sword fighting and girl power what could be better? Find out if Astrid learns her heart song and is able to find her love before it's too late.  SBM
InkspelledFaery More than 1 year ago
This is one of my Kindle freebie grabs that I half-heartedly opened out of desperation thinking I had nothing but time to lose. The result was me gripping my Kindle, debating how soon I could get the rest of the story. The plot: This is a brief book that still boasts sword fights, magical intrigue, and deeply rooted mysteries. I found myself enjoying it far more than I expected to and whizzed through the brisk plot in no time at all. The characters: We do see some of Astrid’s mother and her mother’s protector, who is also Astrid’s teacher. However, the main focus is undoubtedly on Astrid. Astrid has many frustrations, mostly about her inability to speak and her lack of understanding just what it is her mother and mother’s protector are preparing her for. It was easy to understand why she got so angry, even if it was also easy to see why they pushed her mentally and physically. I don’t usually find rebellious characters sympathetic, but I adored Astrid and I was very eager to read Bonded. A plunge into a fantastical world based on Norse mythology complete with dark lords, mystery, and lots and lots of sword fights. I highly recommend this series and am eagerly awaiting the third installment.
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I was hooked from the first paragraph and excited to read this and maybe the series... until the book called some guy the girl's destiny and savior from her unhappy, restrictive life. Ugh. Couldn't read another sentence. Hopefully that is the beginning of the character's journey and she overcomes that crappy set of beliefs. The series is well spoken of. Maybe I will try one of the real novels instead of this novella, but honestly it just made my blood run cold. If my nieces wanted to read this I would finish it before giving them my opinion, but I have no interest in finishing this on my own when there are readily available books with strong female leads.
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Keeps you reading till it's over--then you hope you can keep going to see MORE of the story
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