Caller of Light

Caller of Light

by TJ Shaw

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BN ID: 2940158719479
Publisher: Forgotten Dreams Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 12/01/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 341
Sales rank: 227,197
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

As a child, TJ Shaw thrived in the Arizona desert. By the age of five she was riding horses through cotton fields and by eleven bought her first motorcycle, a 125cc Honda dirt bike. Growing up with teachers as parents meant traveling during the summer. Hiking down to Phantom Ranch in the Grand Canyon; fly fishing in icy rivers surrounded by breathtaking mountains; backpacking through national parks; surviving an earthquake in Mexico City; climbing the El Castillo, a pyramid in the ruins of Chichen Itza; sidestepping giant iguanas in the ancient Mayan port of Tulum; to exploring the Sagrada Familia, a Gaudi church in Barcelona, Spain were just some of her adventures. An avid daydreamer, she would lose herself in mystical worlds and far off places limited only by her imagination.

Always athletic (400m state track champion, snow and water skier, boxer, swimmer), TJ garnered a scholarship offer to play college basketball, but chose an academic scholarship to Arizona State University instead. To put herself through undergrad and law school, she lifeguarded and coached swimmers before promoting into management for a multi-million dollar recreation facility. She worked as a researcher/bailiff for a criminal judge while studying for the bar exam and ultimately accepted a position as a Deputy County Attorney prosecuting felony crimes until she decided to patrol the streets as a police officer. Currently, she tells officers what to do as the policy and procedure writer for a police department.

A writer at heart, she didn’t attempt to get published until Caller of Light. After placing (and winning) in several RWA chapter contests, she decided find a home as an author for The Wild Rose Press. If there were additional hours in the day, TJ would tickle the ivories a little more, write about her dreams, and travel the world.

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Caller of Light 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
Great Start to a new series Caller of Light by T.J. Shaw is her debut novel, which is a wonderful fantasy novel that totally surprised me. Shaw shows a gift of storytelling that totally pulls you in. Though it was nothing like C.L. Wilson’s Tairen Soul series, it did give me a feel of something similar. She has created a world full of Critons (dragons), and Kingdoms, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Caller of Light begins with our heroine, Carina McKay, who secretly sneaks out in the early mornings to ride her small baby dragon, Mira. Carina lives with her father King McKay, and her sister half-sister, Marissa, who treat her like a misfit, or a poor relation. Her father has been planning to wed off Marissa to King Duncan, as he promotes her as The Caller of Light…..the one who can call Critons. There has been no caller for over a decade. Critons bond with their riders, but it is the Caller of Light who help guide the Critons. King Marek Duncan, our hero, is on his way with his guards to meet his intended wife, when he spots from afar someone riding a Criton. He tries to follow, especially when he sees it is a girl riding the dragon. Unfortunately for King Duncan, he cannot catch up to the girl, and continues on to meet King McKay. Since he is early, the King and his daughter are out, and it is Carina who must greet Marek Duncan, who arrives on his Alpha Criton, FireStrike, a beautiful red Dragon. Carina is shy, but finds herself attracted to Marek (who does not tell her he is actually the King), as she shows him the land. Marek finds himself enjoying Carina’s company, which is soon interrupted at the arrival of King McKay and his daughter. Though they try to send Carina off, it is Marek who says he would like her to attend dinner with them all. During his short stay, he finds himself not liking Marissa, and makes a quick decision to take Carina as he his mistress. Since she is not of royal blood, he cannot make her his wife, but he cannot let her go either. The story moves on as Carina leaves with Marek and his men back to his kingdom. The saddest part of the story that brought tears to my eyes, when her father would not let her take Mira, which broke Carina’s heart. On the way home, they come across danger, a major battle for their lives, but due to Carina’s archery prowess, she helps save them. Marek becomes closer to Carina during the long travel home, and it is a beautiful romance that ensues. He begins to realize that Carina is more then what her family thought she was. When they get home to his land, the Critons treat Carina specially. In time, Marek will explore more about Carina, and her infinity to the Critons. At one point, there is another danger to Carina, who is saved by a special Criton, who is now transitioning to a full fledged Dragon. There were so many wonderful parts of this story…The Critons, Marek and Carina’s love story, the matriarch Criton who comes calling, and Carina who must rise up and try to save Marek. I loved the characters, especially Carina and the swoonworthy Marek. I enjoyed watching thier romance become the real thing. The Critons were a thing of beauty. T.J. Shaw has created a wonderful debut novel that I would recommend to everyone. I cannot wait for the next book.
JoryStrong1 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful, very likable heroine, I was rooting for her from the start. Great world building plus a satisfying romance, this is an excellent read. I thoroughly enjoyed Caller of Light and am looking forward to the sequel, and seeing more of this fabulous world.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Great store. Not a short over 800 pgs
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderfully romantic book. I can't wait for the next .
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This book was great and I really enjoyed it. If you like fantasy, action and romance then this is a great book for you.
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