I am a Harvester of Light - Sarah Tsomides

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I am a harvester of light - 
Sarah Tsomides

Synopsis: "I was born into a society, a village close to the forest; a conservative one indeed, the death of my parents when I was young left me with questions about the traditions and beliefs fostered by the Forest Council. 

Light and darkness represents two different things for the inhabitants of the village where I live; light is represented by good and darkness as evil. The definition does not sound as easy as you would think. There seems to be more to the evil and good side! 

My parents were swallowed by darkness and neither did I know that more tragedy was on its way. A tragedy which I could or maybe would handle. If you are reading this; then be afraid of the dark henceforth and as for the light hold on to it wisely but with logical reasoning. 

We have the harvesters of light and the shadowers all wrestling for survival, identity in a society fostered by class, gullibility, oral tradition, secrecy, and thirst for power. But one thing remains for certain- I am a harvester of light.

What it's aboutA boy living in the forest unearths some deep dark secrets about his village and the council.

What I thought: Lumiere is a gorgeous character, wanting what's best for his family and his village. After losing his parents to the darkness and living in constant fear, while out harvesting light, he discovers a book. This book and its content is a catalyst for all events to come. I felt myself cheering for Lumiere, wanting him to solve it all. There are plenty of surprises to keep you captivated.

While I feel this story has brilliant potential, the writing doesn't quite do it justice. There were many sentences which I felt didn't flow well and that was slightly off-putting.

the good: The story line.

the bad: The writing.


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Claire Blennerhassett

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1 comment:

  1. The good & bad are VERY straight forward here lol I am not sure if I could get through a book that I didn't enjoy how it was written. Thanks for the review and something to consider


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