It’s been a busy month and I have been trying to get my review completed, and it seems every time I find the time to sit down and write; I’m interrupted. It’s been very discouraging. But today I have decided to just sit, relax, and focus on my job of sharing my thoughts on T.J. and M.L. Wolf’s book, A Gleam of Light.
A Gleam of Light is the first book in the trilogy about Una Waters. After leaving the Hopi reservation, she is drawn back to her childhood home to help her people uncover the mystery behind the US Army’s occupation of their land and why they have such an interest in a cave discovered in the Sacred Peaks. She soon finds her past experience onboard Flight 564, along with some of those who were also aboard, are entwined with the current events she finds herself in and as she becomes more involved, she is reunited with her Hopi ancestry and their traditional way of life.
This was an interesting story in which suspense, mystery, science fiction and history all entwined to create a modern government conspiracy involving the Hopi Indians and the possibility of alien influence. There were a variety of relational plots surrounding most of the main characters that kept me reading and wondering how all of them were going to work together to the book’s conclusion. I enjoyed reading A Gleam of Light because it sparked my imagination. I also really liked the cover illustration created by Rebekah Sather. The colors depicted on the cover were beautiful and triggered my imagination as well.
The writing of T.J. and M.L. Wolf was engaging and easy to read; however, there were a few dialogs between the characters that were missing a word or two. Not a big deal overall, but it did distract from the story when that happened. I tend to engulf myself in the story, so when a sentence doesn’t run ‘smoothly’, it throws me out of the story and takes me back to reality. This only happened a few times, but it was enough to notice. (I thought about jotting the pages down when I came across them to send to the authors, but of course when this happened I didn’t have a notebook or pen around to write it down.)
If you are a fan of conspiracy theories, or like a good mystery novel, then reading A Gleam of Light will definitely be worth your while. Same for those who like history and learning about the Hopi Indian. I liked how the authors began each section of the book, there are 5, with a Hopi quote. This quote gave you a little sneak peek at what the following chapters would hold, kind of like a clue to help you along your way.
For more information about the trilogy, visit the authors’ website at http://tjwolfauthor.com/.
*** Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the Author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” ***