Merrilyn’s life is quiet and predictable. An apprentice to the royal healer, she spends her days helping in the village or up to mischief with her best friend who happens to be the handsome younger son of the king. But when a mysterious archer shows up in the forest and shoots their escort, Merrilyn’s life is forever changed. Caught in a battle between two forgotten gods, she must embrace her destiny and fight the very powers of darkness before it’s too late.
“This was an epic journey. One filled with danger, love, and personal growth.”
Prince Jarrod and his men have been missing for months and still Merrilyn has no idea where they are hidden. Now the king of Zinder is missing, too, and his children seem to think Merrilyn’s the key to finding him. Along with Aiden and Prince Justan, she travels to Zinder looking for clues in the king’s journals. When a mysterious man begins whispering in her dreams, tempting her to reconsider all that she believes, she must face both her fears and her desires. Merrilyn may be a light in the darkness, but she’ll have to trust Loian to light their path as they travel through foreign lands and face new enemies in their search for the missing men.
“I absolutely couldn’t put this down, and stayed up late to finish. I can’t wait to read the next in the series!”
“The unresolved elements from book one were satisfactorily explained in this book, while whetting our appetites with new mystery!”
When Keardun returns, threatening to destroy everything she loves, Merrilyn decides to face her enemy again, this time by surrendering. She’ll face death, darkness, fear, and fire, but she won’t sit back and watch him tear her world apart. Racing north to the Borderlands, she must get to the place “untouched by light” before the winter solstice. With the help of new allies and old friends, Merrilyn will cross through the darkest parts of the world and face new enemies determined to stop her. But without The Light to guide her, the only way to survive will be to find the light within.
“The Light Within excelled my expectations! I loved it!! The story had my complete attention every, page. I felt like I was beside Merrilyn the whole adventure. Thinking about Merrilyn and the adventure she want on kind of makes me jealous that I don’t get to go on amazing, dangerous, and outlandish quest.”
Author note: I had a beautiful dream one night about a prince locked in battle with a terrifying villain all dressed in black. A young woman who loved this man rushed forward to defend the prince and, when she did so, a brilliant white light flashed so brightly that it hid all of the scene from view. I woke up wondering who they were, what had happened, how they got into that situation. All of their emotions were very strong in my mind and the scene vivid. I couldn’t stop thinking about it, so I sat down to write it all out. Before long, I realized this was the book I most wished I could read. All I had to do was write it to see how it would end.
The Light Series is really about faith. What is faith? How does it develop? How does it affect our decisions, our relationships, and our fears? It goes into the conflict that faith creates when one person has an intense faith in something, but the people around her don’t.