Knight of Light

Rated 4.48/5 based on 29 reviews
In England, 1270 A.D., Auriella (pronounced yurr-ee-ella) flees her village after being accused of witchcraft. Pursued by nightmarish creatures, she struggles to accept the truth about her humanity.

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781311606952
About Deirdra Eden

Deirdra has spent the last decade captivating audiences of all ages with her novels and fairy tales. Her specialty is paranormal theology that delves into documented historical phenomenon and natural disasters of biblical proportions that entices indulgence of a fine line between fact and fantasy.

Deirdra enjoys jousting in arenas, sword fighting and archery, planning invasions, horseback riding through open meadows, swimming in the ocean, hiking up mountains, camping in cool shady woods, climbing trees barefoot, and going on adventures with her family.

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Review By: yellowladdee
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This is the review that i made for this book. This book is amazing. I received it for review. All thoughts are my own.

Review by: Anna on Dec. 11, 2016 :
13-year-old orphan girl Auriella flees her village after being accused of being a witch, only to be captured and enslaved by Hazella Lamia, a crazy witch. However, escaping the witch's hut with a pixie and a dwarf is only the start of Auriella's adventure and quest to find out who she really is.

Knight of Light, the first book of Deirdra Eden's The Watchers series, is an interesting, albeit rather short, fairy tale filled with magic and magical creatures. Intertwined with Auriella's quest to discover her heritage is the timeless subtext of good versus evil, pitting the promised Lady of Neviah and the Neviahans against the rebellious Shadow King Erebus and his Shadow Legion.

The story abounds with juvenile humour, passionate declarations and the uncertainty of coming of age. Eden tries to be lighthearted overall, and succeeds in the main part, though older readers might roll their eyes at the lame puns that Auriella and her friends laugh at.

I quite enjoyed reading Knight of Light.

I received a copy of this e-book from Eden Literary in exchange for an honest review.

(Also, HA. Just realised I never posted this review)
(reviewed 3 years after purchase)

Review by: Ivy Allen on Jan. 17, 2016 :
While this book is great for the time between your favorite books come out, I would not run out and continue to buy the series.

The author takes great pains to describe the scenery and trying to give the plot more depth, but I feel as if the characters are lacking.

It was hard to understand what any of the motives where and that each character had any real personality of their own.

I do love that it is filled with fairies, dwarves, pixies, dragons, demons, monsters, and a witch. Who would not love a book mixed with that, but being the geek I am about fantasy novels, this is more one I would let my teen read then me.


Thank you for letting me read it though, I think it might be a good start to something!



I received this product free in exchanged for an honest review through Tomoson and the publisher.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)

Review by: iwalani689 on Jan. 09, 2016 : (no rating)
This is the story of human watchers. The Watchers: Knight of Light by Deirdra Eden is a right mix of everything you would ask for in a fantasy adventure. The Watchers are supernatural beings in human form, charged with protecting mankind from the armies of darkness. Unfortunately, some of these Watchers go bad. In England, 1270 A.D., Auriella flees her village after being accused of witchcraft and sentenced to death. Pursued by nightmarish creatures, she struggles to accept the truth about her humanity. Filled with fairies, dwarves, pixies, dragons, and epic villains, Knight of Light is an enthralling tale that will capture the imaginations of readers young and old.
(reviewed 26 days after purchase)

Review by: DivingTemptress on Jan. 06, 2016 :
Knight of Light, More than a Book for Young Adults

I am writing to tell you about a wonderful new book I just read. I really enjoyed the book, ''Knight of Light'', the 1st in the Watchers Series.

This adventure story targets young adults, but is entertaining for all ages. The setting begins in England in 1270 a.d., and our hero, Auriella, is a young girl who does not realize she is more than human. As she matures, Auriella conquers adversity while learning her powers as a Nevian, she is captured by a witch, battles the Shadow Legion, makes unlikely allies and ultimately becomes a knight and protector of the King. I would give more details, but don't want to be a spoiler.

Pick up this book, you will definitely be glad you did. The book is a real page turner! I read it in one sitting - I just didn't want to put it down ... I am really looking forward to the next in the series!

This has the potential of being a major motion picture with its descriptive text, and wonderful nail biting battles.

I downloaded it at Smashwords.com and I got it free for my honest and unbiased opinion.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)

Review by: vijaygurajala9 on Jan. 05, 2016 :
The book is awesome, it briefly tells about the story by each chapter, never felt bored by reading this book, best book by the author. Did studied about the author too, quiet interesting. I am also writing a book
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: thabaddestbaby on Jan. 01, 2016 :
The Watchers: Knight of Light ebook was one that I honesty could not put down. I had no idea it would be this interesting and awesome. I had to know what was next for Auriella. I could feel like I was part of the world she was in. At times things seem deem but of course the best comes out on top. I am awaiting to purchase the 2nd part as I must know whats next.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)

Review by: Laura Baker on Dec. 31, 2015 :
The Watchers: Knight of Light audiobook, and I have the digital copy, is read very well, clear, with nice voice changes by the reader, Julia Farmer. This is a fantasy adventure written in first person viewpoint from the main character of the story. It has all the wonderful creatures, magic, and evil that makes for an exciting fantasy adventure you love to read or listen too.
The story centers on a young, orphan girl named Auriella and she has to leave the only home she knows due to being accused as a witch. The time period is 1270 A.D. and is in England so being accused as a witch is not a good thing. She ends up indebted to a evil witch that saved her life whom terrorizes he as she keeps her enslaved. Auriella learns she is more than she seems and has a power she was not aware of. Then she escapes with help of her friends, a pixie and a dwarf then she cant start her quest in self-discovery. She does not know what she is or who she may be and does not feel she will meet everyone's expectations. This story grabs you from the beginning and keeps you on the edge of your seat then slows a little into the adventure as she prepares to take part in a role where she is more than a poor orphan.
This is great story for young adults or adults as it has adventure, friendship, creatures, villains, humor, and interesting characters and is an easy read or easy to listen too. There are no difficult concepts or inappropriate content that would not be suitable for young adults. I enjoyed the story and it feels like the beginning of an fun and exciting new adventure. There are parts that feel a little unrealistic as it 's a little too easy for Auriella as she meets new people, creatures, or receives help. Things just seem to go a little too smooth in her quest after she was tormented at the beginning. Auriella's angst should be increasing, not decreasing in the story. Yet this is just a first of a series and meant to be more of a prequel of a new and exciting story that really has not begun yet and we are being introduced to the world, characters, and our heroine. I gave this book a 4 star rating as it did not really provide the action, drama, or angst I was expecting after the first third of the book. Overall, it was still a great read and I loved listening to it also. It is good in either format.
**I was invited to read and listen to this book for free and provide a honest, unbiased review. My opinions are 100% my own.**
(reviewed 36 days after purchase)

Review by: Riverreviews on Dec. 25, 2015 :
I must begin by saying I am an adult in my 30's who loves to read. I believe reading is a very personal choice and style and not one book can be seen by everyone the same. Just as authors write in different styles, readers read what appeals to them. I was asked to do an unbiased review in exchange for a free copy of the book. All thought are my own based on my reading of the book. Knowing nothing of the author or book series I downloaded and began my journey. I was quickly hurled into a world of fantasy in 1270 AD, England where we are introduced to Auriella, an orphan girl who we quickly find out is no normal child. The very first chapter does a great job at hooking you and I instantly sat and read until I fell asleep. The beginning of the book moves quickly. Each turn of the page bring new suspense and emotion. In no time at all I was invested in Auriella. With the introduction of Hazella, I could feel the anger welling inside me at her disregard for the life of another and I wondered what made her such a horrible character in life. I felt as though I could place myself in Auriella shoes with each passing day. The characters were easy to follow as the author does not add too many characters which I really appreciated. Upon Auriella's escape from Hazella I was rooting for her and her little band of odd associates. Suddenly the story takes a big leap. I am captivated, caught in the world with Auriella, fighting by her side. And then... another twist. The story goes from the one of suspense and hope that I was already in love with to one of a slower pace of romance. This is why I gave it only 4 stars. While I enjoyed the entire book and do plan to keep reading the series to see where Auriella goes from here, I was a bit thrown off by her perfections and easy going life she now leads without having resolved the initial story that had me hooked and captivated. I do like the book as the style and character development is one of my liking. The story itself is also a good read but the drastic change in tempo threw me off since I was already hooked and it along for the ride. I think as an adult I appreciated the book and my daughter (13) is now reading it as well and enjoying it. I love the fantasy world created and its use of fairies, dwarfs and the likes that Eden pursues and it opens up the room for the mind to be free from restrictions. I recommend this book to adult who can appreciate fantasy and teenage romance, but even more so for young adults. The book is not inappropriate at any points and I felt good giving it to my daughter to read. She is now waiting for me to download the next book. Enjoy losing yourself in this book!
(reviewed 10 days after purchase)

Review by: Margaret Troch on Dec. 24, 2015 :
I love reading stories that keep you interested until the very end. This book is one of those. You can get drawing into this Watchers book from the first chapter to the last one. I was able to read this amazing Fantasy novel in one sitting and was so drawn in, that I wanted more.

The world this book creates in your mind is great for any reader who loves to picture what is going on in their mind, which is me. I did receive this book to review with my honest and unbiased review. This review contains my own thoughts and views for every reader.
(reviewed 14 days after purchase)

Review by: Holly O'Dell on Dec. 19, 2015 :
This was a good book, easy to read and kept my interests. I was really able to escape into the book, and visualize the story in my head, which is always a sign of good writing to me. I truly enjoyed reading this book. I got this for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)

Review by: Carole Hayes on Dec. 17, 2015 :
This story has action, adventure, romance, and magic, the characters are well-drawn, and the story itself keeps me turning the pages to see what will happen next. The author does a wonderful job of making me care about the characters, and I'm very much looking forward to getting the next book so I can find out what's going to happen next. I also love that there is no graphic sex or violence, so I can share these books with my kids, because i'm sure they'll love them, too. This series is definitely going to end up on my shelf with the rest of my favorites!
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)

Review by: Jessica Bontrager on Dec. 16, 2015 :
I have had the wonderful opportunity to review this novel. The Story is about a girl named Auriella. The first sentence in the book caught my attention right away. Every page grabs your attention even more. When I first saw the cover of the book.. I thought, " I don't know if I am going to like this". Needless to say I cannot wait to read the second book! The Author Deirdra Eden put so much thought and effort into this book it's no wonder why it is amazing. You will not regret getting this book. I was on the edge of my couch the entire time! "I have received this item under discount in exchange for my honest review."
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)

Review by: Jill on Dec. 15, 2015 :
*I received this ebook in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own*

This book grabbed my attention from the first page and I couldn't put it down! I loaded it as a book on my kindle and therefore could read it on my phone while waiting to pick my daughters up after school or while waiting for appointments. It's a great fantasy book with a developing love story that spins a tale with witches, fairies, knights, and more! It keeps you guessing as you read and rooting for the characters you hope will survive! It's the first of a series and I am looking forward to reading the rest of them! Great for young adults and up to read and enjoy and to just escape our daily lives for a little bit to enjoy a wonderful story! Don't want to give away too much of the story, but highly recommend it
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)

Review by: Joy on Dec. 13, 2015 :
This fast paced book is everything that you can want in a YA Book. I could not put it down. Its a fast and easy read. I think it was a perfect blend between fantasy and romance and action. I strongly recommend this book.
This book was given to me for review, and the thoughts are my own.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

Review by: DeanaDuffey on Dec. 08, 2015 :
The Watchers book 1 is a hard book to put down. Deirdra Eden uses words that not only catch the readers attention but lets the imagination flow. You can see what she sees in your minds eye. To me that is the best writing. When I read I want to go someplace I have never been before and she does that from the first page. I grew to love some characters and others I loathed. She has a very unique book series that I highly recommend for for children to adults.

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(reviewed 8 days after purchase)

Review by: Triumphgirl on Dec. 07, 2015 :
Wow! This ebook starts out strong, and does not lag through the ending. It's a fantasy book that is about a 13 yr. old girl who was orphaned after her parents died in a fire. Left to fend for herself, she has found her inner strength to keep going. She has many questions about her life, as she finds them as the story goes on...
I really enjoyed this book, and cannot wait to read the remainder books!
I received this ebook for FREE, for my honest and unbiased opinion.
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)

Review by: Arlene Arredondo on Dec. 05, 2015 :
A fantastic tale of courage, faith and friendship that could appeal to all ages. This is a fairy tale that easily could become a child favorite bedtime story.
Set in 1270 A.D., England, a young orphan girl is faced with the need to help in a fire that is consuming a house with three small children. Although the Elder of the town tells her not to, she goes into the burning blaze and saves the struggling victims. She isn’t so lucky as to get out in time, but as she crawls away from the fire thinking she will die, a great secret is reveal and the Shadow Lords that plague the land mark her as a witch, and as the town turn on her, she somehow runs away only to find more ordeals to face and a destiny to fulfill.
The story is easy very engaging and entertaining, making it almost impossible to put down.
Note: I received a digital copy free for review purposes and an honest opinion.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)

Review by: ehesketh on Nov. 25, 2015 :
Just got this book and started reading it! I find it is a fascinating read! My first intention was to give the book to my daughters who are at the age when they like reading this sort of fiction, but now that I started the book, I may just keep it for myself for now, and also share with my kids. From the very first page the character's name "Auriella" spoke to me. That's almost my daughter's name actually, one letter difference. That's the moment when you get those goosebumps. Is the author speaking to me? Then I started reading the book and was so impressed with the language. I always tend to say that I read books for the story, but deep down it is the language that gets me. This book is so full of descriptive epithets that when I read it I can't help but feel like I am in that room there, in the same area, I can smell things, and I imagine the colors, the lights, and the atmosphere so well. I take my hat off for the author - what a great talent to be able to describe a place so vividly in words that you can very clearly see it and imagine it! A lovely book, but enough said, I better get back to reading it as I have not finished yet! Sample was provided free of charge for reading and a review.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Janene Farrelly on Aug. 29, 2015 :
This book has it all action, adventure, mystery,romance, religion and history. Auriella a young orphaned girl growing up in England 1270 finds herself driven out of her village after saving young children from a house fire. Alone she must face the forest and the evil that resides within. On a journey of self discovery with a strong heart and good intentions
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)

Review by: Katelyn Kowalick on Aug. 24, 2015 :
Knight of Light is the first entry in a fantasy series following the adventures of a tween peasant girl
named Auriella. The story is full of twists and turns as we follow Auriella's coming of age story through
her own eyes. Beautifully woven descriptions, humor, and excitement paint the story as the main character
searches for her identity. The story feels realistic and relatable despite its magical elements and mystical
plotline (Auriella finds herself prey of The Shadow Legion, meets magical creatures, and learns she herself
may be more than just an orphan girl). This first book promises an allegorical style romp through the authors
mind, however while its elements are all promising the read itself is fairly disappointing.
Auriella is in most ways the stereotypical, self-deprecating, self absorbed heroine that has become so popular
in recent years. The pacing of the story is extremely disjointed bouncing back and forth between lengthy, unnecessary descriptions
and quickly flying through much more emotional signifcant chapters. It felt like it was two or three different stories.
While the story itself was an interesting read the overall text seems too much like a first draft full of plot holes and wordy
I'd find it hard to recommend this story because it feels a bit adult for children and too overly clichéd for fantasy fans
to be able to enjoy.
(reviewed 60 days after purchase)

Review by: Summer Rain on Aug. 20, 2015 :
The story's concept is strong and offers many opportunities for interest and intrigue. However, the delivery fell short.

It's clear that this author is creative and full of imagination. The story(s) told in this book held a unique flare. I appreciate how different aspects of other creative endeavors were woven into the story.

I never an attachment to the main character, Auriella. I didn't feel drawn in or as if there was a reason to cheer and hope for her. She seemed to forever be a clueless, flighty damsel in distress. I wanted see strength and some of her internal fire to be reflected in her various actions and decision making. I enjoy a strong female lead and Auriella just missed the mark.

I was frustrated by how the book seemed to be several very short stories about the main character put together. For me, the progression of the story was choppy and disjointed. I felt like it was more of a first draft where many ideas are introduced but still in need of being fleshed out and the edges sanded down to a smooth outcome.

Throughout the book, there are descriptions of EVERYTHING and it is overkill. There are many unnecessary descriptions that bog down the story line. It often felt more like textbook book descriptions rather than using words to paint the journey of the story.
(reviewed 10 days after purchase)

Review by: Michelle Patterson on Aug. 03, 2015 :
This story follows the young Auriella as she discovers who she is - and that she is much, much more than she ever imagined. Action, adventure, romance, fantasy...this story has it all!
I do not want to say too much and spoil it for anyone, but I would recommend it!
(reviewed 47 days after purchase)

Review by: Tash on July 27, 2015 :
This book is packed full of adventure, a touch of history and mystery. From the first page, the reader becomes attached to the heroine Aurella as you are thrown in to a dramatic and confusing scene that leads to Aurella running away from her home village. There is a great mix of characters from the lovable cute pixie, to the evil shadows that roam in the forest at night. Although adventurous, and sometimes adrenalin pumping, I would recommend this book to young and old readers of fiction, fantasy and historical fiction. The story, although a quest, continually unfolds and shows great depth and planning, revealing some twists and turns along the way. I could not wait to read the second book in the series!
(reviewed 30 days after purchase)

Review by: meez42 on July 23, 2015 :
From the first sentence, "Flames spewed in waves of red hot heat from the windows", I was drawn into this book and transported to England 1270 A.D. Aurella is a 13-year-old orphan who is forced to flee her village, into the Forbidden Forest, after she is accused of being a witch. She is captured by Hazella, an old hag, who makes Aurella her slave. After a year of slavery, Aurella finally finds a chance to escape while trying to stay away from Shadow wolves and the Shadow Legion, non-human lords of chaos.. Along the way she meets Cassi, a pixie captured by Hazella who is scared of spiders, and Ruburt, a dwarf, who both showed unwavering loyalty and support to Aurella on her journey from a scared teenage orphan to a confident girl coming of age. Both these characters provide a comedic slant.
The trio are rescued from wolves and taken to the village of Oswestry, where they hide out from the Shadow Legion, and Aurella discovers the truth about who she really is. Tragedy has her leaving the comfort of her stable life in Oswestry, and so begins her journey to discover her destiny from an orphan, to a member of a noble family, a mercenary, and a knight in training.
The writing was detailed, yet simple enough for anyone as young as 10 to follow. There were quite a few characters in the book, but only enough main characters so that the book didn't become bogged down in trying to keep up with too many. The plot and narrative flowed nicely. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, and look forward to the next book in the series.
(reviewed 32 days after purchase)

Review by: Jen R on July 16, 2015 :
What an amazing story of a young girl finding her true potential. The writing is so descriptive that it really pulls you into the story and you feel like you are really there. I look forward to reading more of Dierdra Eden's books and I will continue to follow this series. I received a free e-book to review.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Laura Watkins on July 02, 2015 :
I received a review copy of this book, and I absolutely LOVED it! The author wrote a short, heart-felt story of a girl struggling with her identity and dealing with tragedy, while including fun fantasy aspects that made me wish I were the heroine. I don't know how she packed all the emotions and wonderful themes into such a short book, but I can't wait for the rest of the series!

The characters and relationships were built remarkably well in a short period of time. There was also a wide variety of characters ranging from a incredibly strong heroine, cute/lovable pixie to a putrid villain. And the love story! Wow, I still can't get over it, and I've already reread this book!

Even people who don't like fantasy will enjoy this book. It's a historical fantasy, taking place in England in 1200 AD, and while there are fantasy aspects, the author gives us a well-researched a glimpse at that period. The book focuses more on self-discovery than magic, dragons, and fairies (which are in this book.)

This book's content was super clean, with only one remotely violent description (of a monster who is killed), and NO sexual content or profanity. This book is appropriate for young readers, and they're going to love it. My kids (ages 8 and 10) watched the book trailer (love it, by the way!) and keep asking me when they get to read it. :) I'm excited to share this family-friendly fantasy book with them.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Laura Watkins on July 02, 2015 :
I received a review copy of this book, and I absolutely LOVED it! The author wrote a short, heart-felt story of a girl struggling with her identity and dealing with tragedy, while including fun fantasy aspects that made me wish I were the heroine. I don't know how she packed all the emotions and wonderful themes into such a short book, but I can't wait for the rest of the series!

The characters and relationships were built remarkably well in a short period of time. There was also a wide variety of characters ranging from a incredibly strong heroine, cute/lovable pixie to a putrid villain. And the love story! Wow, I still can't get over it, and I've already reread this book!

Even people who don't like fantasy will enjoy this book. It's a historical fantasy, taking place in England in 1200 AD, and while there are fantasy aspects, the author gives us a well-researched a glimpse at that period. The book focuses more on self-discovery than magic, dragons, and fairies (which are in this book.)

This book's content was super clean, with only one remotely violent description (of a monster who is killed), and NO sexual content or profanity. This book is appropriate for young readers, and they're going to love it. My kids (ages 8 and 10) watched the book trailer (love it, by the way!) and keep asking me when they get to read it. :) I'm excited to share this family-friendly fantasy book with them.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Jessie Bradshaw on July 01, 2015 :
I was immediately hooked on this book, even though it's a fairly short book you grow to love the characters very quickly.
Auriella is a young girl living in England in 1270 A.D. She goes on a life changing adventure to discover who she really is after she discovers she may not be all that human.
In a magical world that seems so life like with mythical beings some friend some foe, like Rubert a dwarf that has taken on the task of protecting Auriella and a pixie named Cassi who also joins Auriella on her journey and also the terrifying Hazella who kidnaps Auriella and makes her a slave. But she isn't the meanest thing Auriella comes across there are worse things!
I would recommend this book to YA readers or the young at heart. There is some minor gore nothing drastic. And with a little bit of a cute love story it's bound to grab the attention of a few different readers.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)

Review by: Tif David on June 28, 2015 :
Fantastic read! This book was truly captivating with it's young, female, unsung hero! I have convinced my 10 year old son to read it and I have passed the author's name to a friend. I highly recommend this story for anyone who loves John Flanagan or any Tolkien!
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)

Review by: Christine Menton on June 10, 2015 :
I knew nothing of this author or her books before reading The Watchers: Knight of Light...I have to say I am a huge fan. I would recommend this for young adult readers as young as 4th and up. I will be passing this on to my son to read. The pacing of the story is perfect for those middle grade reader, and keeps you wanting to turn the page. Unlike a lot of fantasy and sci-fi it, this author does not bog the story down with "extra details"... ie dresses are not described down to the stitches and fabric content like some other books. Also kudos for a strong female main character. No spoilers on the plot ... but it is a must read!
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

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