Morgan L. Busse enters the speculative fiction world with a strong first novel (Daughter of Light ) that speaks of the hope evident even in the darkness. Its sequel – Son of Truth — is equally good and speaks of forgiveness even when one has done evil to others.
In Daughter of Light, Rowen Mar notices a strange white mark on her hand. It allows her to sees the “darkness that lies within the heart” when she touches that person. Falsely accused of being a witch, she is exiled from her village. Rowen accepts an invitation to go to the White City to train as Lady Astrea’s bodyguard.
In Son of Truth, Rowen flees to Avonai with Lady Astrea. A messenger speaks of the reappearance of the Shadonae (evil shadow beings). Then Rowen is captured by a man who exploits her gift for profit. Caleb (Son of Truth) is called to join forces with Rowen, but first he must help Lore rescue her. Together they will try to overcome the Shadonae.
The excellence of Busse’ plot and character development, and world-building is evident in its nomination for several awards.
The third book in this series, Heir of Hope, will be reviewed on Tuesday, April 21st, when it is released!
The great city of Thyra has fallen and shadows spread across the land. Rowen Mar, the last Truthsayer, is taken before the Shadonae. But the Shadonae are not who she thought they were, and now they want to claim her as their own. Caleb Tala, former assassin and prince, is now a Guardian of mankind. Exiled from his country, Caleb wanders the desert in search of his mother’s past and clues to who he is. These are the last days of the Eldaran race. Rowen and Caleb must find their way along the dark path set before them by their ancestors: to heal what was wounded and love where hatred grows. But the road is narrow and the darkness beckons. If either of them fails, all will be lost… And the human race will be no more.