Northlight

Northlight

by Deborah Wheeler

Paperback(Mass Market Paperback)

$4.99

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Northlight 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
mom2two06 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In the midst of one series, I took a break to read Northlight. There were some things about the book that I disliked, but a lot more that I liked and upon finishing the book, would both read it again and recommend it to others. I disliked the two different points of view. Roughly half of the book was in first person, from the point of view of the Ranger Kardith. The other half of the book, the parts that focused mainly on the perspective of the young boy Terricel, was written in the third person. This switching back and forth felt a bit choppy and confusing and I do not see how it added anything to the telling of the story. Also, there were a lot of secrets and hidden past experiences that were not revealed until close to the end. It, at times, made the reading confusing. It feels as though there are things missing from the telling and details left out.Regardless, I enjoyed the story. It was a fair dose of fantasy and sci fi, with enough realism to be able to connect it to modern times, especially these days. The story telling drew me in, despite the things I didn't like, and I finished it fairly quickly.
HeatherHouston on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I never received the link to read this book. I really wanted to review it but I am not sure what happened.... from what I see of other reviews though it would have been interesting.
wislak on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Northlight by Deborah Wheeler is a great book that I really enjoyed having the chance to read. The author does an excellent job of writing from two viewpoints which is a type of writing I love. It keeps the book moving along quickly and with lots of thrills. If you enjoy Game of Thrones then I think you will enjoy this wonderful novel as well.
Ani36ol on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Of the two covers, I liked the cover without the horse the most as I found the horse cover a bit misleading. However I did enjoy the book although I found it a bit too wordy by places, yet there were enough twists and turns in an entertaining fantasy world to keep me interested. I will not go over what the book is about as every review does that and I won't give the story away. I just want future readers to know that the characters are wonderfully woven together in a creative and interesting story well worth the read.
tvordj on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I very much enjoyed this book. It's written from two points of view - In the first person via Kardith, a female Ranger, a sort of militaristic warrior and in the third person, via Terricel who is lately a student who's mother is a city Protector. He is her de facto heir because his older sister, Aviyya, left years ago, having fallen out with their mother. Kardith has a troubled past that she's locked away, unable to face it and was Aviyya's lover until she disappeared. Kardith has come to Laurea City to deliver some messages and to talk to Avi's mother, Esmelda to get help to find Avi. On the planet Harth, Laurea has engaged often in wars with a Northern nation. They don't really say the name of it, but the people are always referred to as Norther. That may be the name of the nation, it's not clear. the Northers are portrayed to Laureans as little more than violent savages. Laureans are a civilized society, fairly sophisticated though not technologically advanced by our standards but well educated. Terricel decides to help Kardith look for Aviyya in spite of having no experience on horseback or with any sort of combat training which could come in handy since the area they are searching could be rife with random Norther raiders. It turns into a journey of discovery, both self- and a discovery of another culture. The story has political intrigue and adventure. The plot moves along well and is interesting. The characters, too, are good and you feel involved with them and their lives.
frederique2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very well written book. An interesting plot and some engaging characters make for a good read. This story could have been plucked straight out of today's headlines which is something I like. There are some interesting twists that will keep you reading late into the night. Overall I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it.
carylmckinnon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was not an easy book to read. It was slow to begin with and It took many chapters to come to an understanding of what was the gist of the story and who the characters were as they were poorly developed at the start. From about half way into the book it gets interesting and made me want to finish the book. I wouldn't recommend it as a "must read book" but if the reader loves science fiction this book may be of some value.