Apr 7, 2013
Title: A Turn of Light
Author: Julie E. Czerneda
Source: From Penguin Canada for review
The village of Marrowdell is an isolated pioneer community, but it is also the place where two worlds overlap, and at the turn of light–sunset–the world of magic known as the Verge can briefly be seen.
Jenn Nalynn belongs to both Verge and Marrowdell, but even she doesn’t know how special she is–or that her invisible friend Wisp is actually a dragon sent to guard her… and keep her from leaving the valley. But Jenn longs to see the world, and thinking that a husband will help her reach this goal, she decides to create one using spells. Of course, everything goes awry, and suddenly her “invisible friend” has been transformed into a man. But he is not the only newcomer to Marrowdell, and far from the most dangerous of those who are suddenly finding their way to the valley…
Unknowingly bound to two worlds that overlap, the village of Marrowdell and the Verge, Jenn Nalynn was born of light and cursed with the power to destroy them both. Jenn’s heart desire is to travel the world and see what more it has to offer than that of the village of Marrowdell. Little does she know, Jenn harnesses the ability to destroy her home, and that of Verge, a world home to magic, dragons, and other mystical creatures, if she were ever to leave…
The first three words that came to mind when I finished reading A Turn of Light were: Beautiful, Captivating, and Magical. One may be intimidated by the length of the novel at first glance; however, I can undoubtedly say that I was so engrossed into the story and Julie’s world building that I enjoyed reading every single page.
My favorite element of the novel would have to be the characters. Each character felt real and distinct, and they all served a special purpose in the plot. Known for her Sci-Fi novels, Julie E. Czerneda has mastered the art of engaging her readers through compelling plots and dynamic characters.
I absolutely loved the magical world of the Verge that Julie E. Czerneda has created, and I’m definitely looking forward to reading A Play of Shadow, “the sequel to Turn”. I recommend A Turn of Lightto all readers who enjoy Fantasy novels.
Must Read! Highly Recommended!
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I received no monetary compensation from it.**
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