Burning Light

Rated 4.00/5 based on 6 reviews
These three novellas tell the story of the shape changers who fight to keep their rights when the oppressive Protectors are determined to control their magic. Sierra and Sashe aren't shape changers, but they've grown up with a shape changer family. After a curse is cast on the family, the sisters must decide whether to stay with them and how far they're willing to go to help their loved ones. More

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About Emily Ann Ward

Hey, I'm Emily! I've been writing since I was young. I wrote mostly fiction, but I've posted some nonfiction here, as well. I love it, it's so fun.

I grew up in Colorado, in Littleton, Loveland, and Fort Collins. I've moved around a lot, though, I can't stay too long in one place. I've traveled to South Africa, Zambia, the Marshall Islands, France, Switzerland, Spain, and Italy. My husband and I do a lot of traveling, and we plan to revisit Europe in the future.

We live in Salem, Oregon right now with our two cats. I read, write, cook, try to make money from home. My chicken enchiladas are awesome.

Hope you enjoy the writing!

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Review by: llyramoon on Aug. 19, 2012 :
Overall, I enjoyed this edition. I'm not going to go into the story line, because that's why you should read the book description and just read it yourself :P

Ward gave a nice introduction piece to the lives and types of people in this alternate world showcased in her novel, Promising Light. I originally read Promising Light first then read this edition. I liked the love stories between the main characters Sierra, Sashe, Dar, Evan, Seth and Matilda. I was able to get a better understanding of what happened during this time period before the story starts in Promising Light. The story and the characters were good except I still don't know the reason Matilda didn't like Sierra prior to finale and I don't know why Sashe left to go with the king. I can guess why Sashe left, but when the sisters met up at the end there was no explanation why she left and became a mistress. It just seems like she left to go to the folks that killed her husband. So a little more detail would have been nice and in that way could have made a much better ending. Unfortunately there were writing errors that had to do with mixing the character names. Not sure if that was due to the book version I got (ePub) or if its just my reading it, but I swear that there were at least one character name mix up per 'book.' Due to the multiple character name mess up, I dropped my rating down by one star (my rating 3.5 out of 5).

I'd suggest reading Promising Light first, then this version. Reading some other reviewers they were upset with the ending and I'm not sure if its due to the way it was written (like my complaint) or with the book not ending on a happy note. I have read most of this author's work and I do get involved in her stories! Looking forward to reading the next part to this alternate world!

Suggested for fantasy romance readers.

*Received this book via LibraryThing.com's member giveaway*
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: llyramoon on Aug. 19, 2012 :
Overall, I enjoyed this edition. I'm not going to go into the story line, because that's why you should read the book description and just read it yourself :P

Ward gave a nice introduction piece to the lives and types of people in this alternate world showcased in her novel, Promising Light. I originally read Promising Light first then read this edition. I liked the love stories between the main characters Sierra, Sashe, Dar, Evan, Seth and Matilda. I was able to get a better understanding of what happened during this time period before the story starts in Promising Light. The story and the characters were good except I still don't know the reason Matilda didn't like Sierra prior to finale and I don't know why Sashe left to go with the king. I can guess why Sashe left, but when the sisters met up at the end there was no explanation why she left and became a mistress. It just seems like she left to go to the folks that killed her husband. So a little more detail would have been nice and in that way could have made a much better ending. Unfortunately there were writing errors that had to do with mixing the character names. Not sure if that was due to the book version I got (ePub) or if its just my reading it, but I swear that there were at least one character name mix up per 'book.' Due to the multiple character name mess up, I dropped my rating down by one star (my rating 3.5 out of 5).

I'd suggest reading Promising Light first, then this version. Reading some other reviewers they were upset with the ending and I'm not sure if its due to the way it was written (like my complaint) or with the book not ending on a happy note. I have read most of this author's work and I do get involved in her stories! Looking forward to reading the next part to this alternate world!

Suggested for fantasy romance readers.

*Received this book via LibraryThing.com's member giveaway*
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: norma peruzzotti on July 21, 2012 :
Ms.Ward is obviously a really seasoned author.This book is not a YA book.This one is a book for everyone.The depiction of characters and the way of them growing up, in importance and in age, is wonderfull.They are credible and their story is beliavable even though it talk to us from a relity that we do not know in our world.
Usually I read 3 or 4 books at the same time: this time I left the others and concentreated totally in Burning Light.It captivated me tremendously.
I also liked the sugestion that will be Grace the one to break the curse (remeber the vision? it was a birthmark probably on a womb or a back and she talks about having told Dar everything about herself, even her birthmark in the stomach).It let me with hunger for more.Two thumbs up for the author!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ntiana Sakioti on July 19, 2012 :
It was hard to understand what was going on at the beginning of the book but as soon as I got to know the characters I fell in love with them. I really liked reading about Sashe and Seth falling in love, and even felt their fear and pain. I also really enjoyed reading how Evan and Sierre's love progressed from being just friendly affection to a love that scared both of them. Even though I really liked the love story what happened towards the end really ruined it for me. I was so ready for a happy ending that I unfortunetely didn't get. I was very disappointed with the ending.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Tona Cruz Dominguez on June 29, 2012 :
It was a little hard to get into the story line at first. It felt like I was getting the cliff notes version. But after I got into the first prequel I was hooked. You soon feel like your in the lives of Sashe, Seth, Evan, Sierre and Dar. You feel their fear and pain. That they are so segregated and looked down on. By the time I got to the end I was almost in tears. The pain that this group has gone through. I look forward to Promising Light.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Tona Cruz Dominguez on June 29, 2012 :
It was a little hard to get into the story line at first. It felt like I was getting the cliff notes version. But after I got into the first prequel I was hooked. You soon feel like your in the lives of Sashe, Seth, Evan, Sierre and Dar. You feel their fear and pain. That they are so segregated and looked down on. By the time I got to the end I was almost in tears. The pain that this group has gone through. I look forward to Promising Light.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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