The Darkness of Light: The Dia Chronicles Book One

The Darkness of Light: The Dia Chronicles Book One

by Tammy Farrell


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492766582
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/23/2013
Pages: 390
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Tammy Farrell grew up in Orangeville, Ontario Canada where she discovered her love of writing, and all things related to Edgar Allan Poe. She now lives with her husband and four fur babies in Greenville, South Carolina, where she teaches pre-GED English and attempts to learn French when she isn't busy writing.

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The Darkness of Light: The Dia Chronicles Book One 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
naturalbri More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts: This book was brilliant! It is the perfect beginning to a great set of books, however many there end up being.  The book starts strong, with us meeting one of the main characters, Mara. She is troubled and running from the law. They have captured her mother and are charging her with witchcraft, as was common in this 6th Century England World. Mara believes it is her fault that her mother is being persecuted and tried for witchcraft, but she soon finds that this world and her mother both hold secrets she could never imagined true.  Mara sneaks to see her mother, and becomes witness to her mother's demise. During this event, Mara notices and feels a strange sensation, when seeing two unknown men. After and exciting and fearful series of events, from running, hiding, broken bones and kind guards, Mara finds herself amongst not only the two men, but a few others of her kind and an uncle she never knew she had.  Soon she learns the true nature of her powers. She is a Dia, a descendent of the gods, and she holds the power of Light. With the help of Malcom, Corbin, her uncle and the world, Mara experiences love, deceit, inspiration and power. She finds out just how strong she is, but the question is: Will she choose to use is properly and will she even survive to choose? I loved the characters. They had depth, personality and truly interacted with each other as I would have expected. This made it easy to immerse myself into their world. I became a part of this historical take on England, learning about the Dia and wishing I was a part of their world. As Mara grew in strength, she also grew in character. She learned to fight, believe in herself and gained the courage to stand against the darkness, even when hope seemed lost.  The passion between Corbin and Mara made this book even better. It added just that bit of love and romance to give this darker, historical book a rounded quality, in that it felt real and encompassed all the parts a real world would exhibit.  The storyline was exceptional. I loved the dark nature of the story, with the hint of hope and courage shining through. The book was also made very realistic, in its interactions between the 'real world' and the Dia. It merged well with what took place in that time, in England. Overall, I thought this was a truly excellent read. I was hooked from the moment I started reading. Farrell's intricate writing was woven well, making the reading easy, enjoyable, exciting and highly addicting. I cannot wait to read Embers of Light, book two in the Dia Chronicles. I highly recommend this to fans of dark fantasy, fantasy and historical fantasy. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book from beginning to the end. I couldn't put it down. The characters are so lift like and the details are amazing. Can't wait for book 2 :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When initially asked to read this book and provide feedback to the author, I was hesitant as I simply loath fantasy genres. I set myself up to simply read, not connect with characters, or loose myself in the midst of good vs. evil. Within the first chapter, I found myself wanting more. The characters are complex and mysterious. The storyline grips you, makes you laugh, hold your breath, and sign with relief. Mrs. Farrell is a brilliant author who truly takes time to research, develops her characters, and her wonderful story lines. I cannot wait for Volume 2 of the Dia Chronicles.