I had the immense pleasure of interviewing Mrs N, (N.N. Light) author of Princess Of The Light back in November of last year. She grew up as an only child from a small town in Minnesota and has loved reading from as far back as she can remember. The small world around her and the imaginary worlds of books inspired her to become an astute storyteller from a very early age. More can be learned in Mrs N’s interview.
Princess Of The Light
Mary is chosen by God to be the Princess of the Light to help spread the light and the truth. Her first assignment is to help a homeless man find the light again. He used to be one of God’s chosen but was deceived and became full of darkness. Bringing him back into the light is not an easy task as there are demons blocking her every move as she strives to get close to him. Another task is for Mary to banish, Lisbeth, an extremely powerful demon commander from the earth. Both tasks put her friends, loved ones and anyone close to her in grave danger.
The premise of the story is good and very promising. The story clearly portrays Mrs N’s passion for the homeless and the hungry. (Mrs N donates some of the proceeds from her book to food banks… a very worthy cause.) And, her faith as a Christian.
I like Mary’s character and as it develops she becomes something like a Christian Buffy the Vampire Slayer fighting demons… cocking her head, the way she talks, a bit of attitude… It may be that Mrs N has never watched or read Buffy, but that’s what comes to mind.
I have to admit I was a little disappointed on how easily André came back to the light. The story starts out really strong but gets a little weak in the middle. I wanted more of a struggle, a bit more kick. She could have done so much more with this. However, Mrs N makes up for things somewhat in the final showdown between Mary and Lisbeth.
There were a few places where I got lost with who was speaking and I know this can easily be remedied with a bit of editing so I’ll say no more. The real let down was near the end where there are a few more in-depth grammatical errors. I get the feeling that Mrs N was excited about getting to the end of her story where most of the action is and got carried away a little. I’ve done the same thing myself so I understand how and why it happens. Once again, it’s nothing that a bit of editing can’t fix.
Because of the last two parts of my review. I have to give this book three and a half stars, but it could easily be turned into a four star book for me.