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Thursday, 27 December 2012

Light & Dark: The Awakening of the Mageknight (Light & Dark #1)

Goodreads Summary:
Danny Firoth is an average thirteen-year-old who finds himself at the beginning of his eighth-grade year, struggling with some of the more common concerns that plague a boy of his age: bullies, homework, and his mother. Sabrina Drake is the new girl. She is beautiful and spellbinding, but carries a fantastic secret.

Accepted into the White Rock Academy of Illumination, a school for young Squires destined to become Knights of the Light and battle the forces of the Dark with magical weapons called Bondeds, Danny joins his five closest friends in the training of their lives. Honed in the techniques of blade work by an Elvin swordmaster and educated by a colorful assortment of knightly instructors, Danny and his friends are placed on the path to becoming knighted members of the Light. However, the Dark may have other plans as they unveil a sinister plot in this fantastic tale of dragon-riding adventure, sword-wielding action, and coming-of-age drama.

Light & Dark: The Awakening of the Mageknight (Light & Dark #1) by D.M. Fife
Rating: 4/5

My Review:
 I received  this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review so here goes.... I really liked this book it was an interesting concept and although I had a few harry potter flashbacks at the beginning it was a very small portion that was alike. Elves, Dwarves, Wizards, Dragons, Swords and so many other things rolled  into the old world charm that goes along with it made this a very fun and exciting read, also I must add the sword fighting was very good I don't know what it is but I love a good ol' sword fight :)
 Young Danny plays a card game called Knights but the game becomes very real when Sabrina Drake shows up at his school and Danny and his friends learn of the gift of sight and decide to become a knight of the Light. There is something big on the horizon but that helps Danny have many friends with him at his training I liked all the characters but Danny and Chris were my favorite they had a very strong friendship which I found very cute and I know that Chris will be a big part of the journey now faced by Danny and all the people of the Light. I really liked that Danny was just a regular kid but at the same time when it was needed he was very brave and very loyal even to a fault a bit but I wont spoil anything that is the best part of the whole thing the secrets and the mystery of the Mageknight I am very interested to see what will happen with all of that, well and I want to know what will happen with Danny and Sabrina they would be cute together and something tells me Danny will not give up.
I liked the pace of this story it moved quickly but not to quick if that makes sense most of all the sword fights they were done in such a way they that they were not to wordy but I still had a good picture of what was going on, overall a very good book with an interesting concept that I am indeed invested in I look forward to the next installment. If I had one bad thing to say it would be that some of the names were a bit much I know that the elves are old and so are the lightborn families but Im just saying maybe get a nickname or something to help the humans lol.
Thank you to the author for allowing me to read this book I was entertained and enjoyed the ride with these characters.

A Little about the Author:
Daniel M. Fife was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on December 27, 1978. He began writing Light & Dark: The Awakening of the Mageknight during his years as a graduate student at Ball State University under the major of Counseling Psychology. What began as a simple hobby quickly turned into something more as he found a passion for writing. While carrying the schedule of a full-time student as well as working a part-time job, he devoted himself to write at least one page a day. After graduating in 2007, he received the opportunity to begin practicing psychology as a counselor at a local private practice the very same year. His devotion to writing did not waiver. Working a full time schedule and maintaining a full complement of clients, he maintained his dedication. A year or so later, he completed the rough draft of Light & Dark: The Awakening of the Mageknight and began the editing process, before finally publishing the final draft in 2012.
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Thanks again to Daniel M. Fife  and to everyone go out and get this it will be worth it :)