Every generation in the secluded Kingdom of Yanasu, a child is born with the power to heal the very life force coursing through the veins of all living beings.
Now Kaine, an outsider from a distant continent, finds himself at the doorsteps of Yanasu, seeking help and guidance for his newly revealed healing powers. He never expected to become the ward of the ailing High Priest, or to grow close to Na’Serra, a princess coming into her own fantastic abilities.
When a deadly anti-magic cult targets Na’Serra for her developing powers, she and Kaine must quickly work to unlock their own potential and save not only their loved ones, but all the free people of the world.
All the while, a troubling question lingers for Kaine; Was he gifted his powers by the dark otherworldly force that’s been whispering in his ear, or was he born to be a Light Giver?
An Examination of Different Cultures and Religions Interacting
Going into this book I was expecting something different than what I got out of it. Light Giver by Mike Slade follows a boy who, after his father is badly hurt, finds out he has healing powers. He embarks on a journey to a different country to figure out how to use those powers, and ends up meeting a determined princess who also makes a big discovery about herself. They, along with her bodyguard, leave on a trip to discover the rest of the world, and along the way they encounter different cultures of people, some welcoming and others hostile.
I really loved this book for the way it spoke about differing cultures and belief systems. Seeing people being gentle and curious about other’s religions, sometimes even growing to embrace them, was a refreshing experience in today’s world.
And the ending of the book set-up a sequel that promises to be full of surprises!