Tami Lund has created a new and diverse world in her new Lightbearers series. This book was a fun, quick read that was very enjoyable. This book is the prequel to the Lightbearers and has strong characters and an interesting storyline as beings finds out their strengths against an enemy that would kill them all. I am looking forward to reading more from this author as she has the ability to tell an amazing story.
The story takes place in 1512, where the Lightbearers are slowly being murdered by shapeshifters who are attempting to steal their magic. The men protect the women while the women take care of the colony, until one woman breaks the mood. Sabine Flemming is able to defend herself from the shapeshifters and is able to conjure a sword from the light, something very few of the strongest men can do. The newest Lightbearers King, James Bennett, is tired of losing his people and is getting tired of running. Once Sabine and James get to know each other better they soon realize that their future might be tied together and they might be the only way their people will survive.
The year is 1512. The Lightbearers have escaped to Mesoamerica in an attempt to hide from the shapeshifters who want to kill them for their magic.
In 1512, female Lightbearers didn't conjure swords, or protect themselves from dangerous shifters. At least, not until Sabine Flemming did just that, because damn it, she didn't want to die.
In 1512, the newest Lightbearer king, James Bennett, was tired of running away every time the shifters attacked. He wanted to fight, but he didn't have enough warriors to protect his people.
In 1512, a shifter named Xander Wulf found a Lightbearer, but he didn't kill her, baffling even himself. But for the first time, he suspected killing wasn't the way to inherit their magic.
Everything changed for the Lightbearers and their mortal enemy, the shapeshifters, in 1512, five hundred years before book one, Into the Light, takes place. Find out what happened to propel into action a sequence of events that have set the stage for the rest of the series.