Saturday, April 16, 2016

A Single Light by Patricia Leslie

Title:  A Single Light
Author:  Patricia Leslie
Publication Date:  February 17/16 by Odyssey Books
Length:  274pgs
Genre:  urban fantasy
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★
Book Links:  Goodreads - - - B&N - Kobo - Indigo

Back Cover Blurb:

When Rick Hendry is contacted by a federal agent to help investigate a growing number of mysterious vanishings across Australia, he finds himself immersed in a world where normal is a very narrow view of reality. The two men are joined by a doctor, an archeologist, a journalist, and an Afflür Hunter.

They soon discover that in the bush, south of Sydney, among the beach goers, walkers and picnickers, a menace grows. The mysterious Bledray monsters are preparing for a Gathering; a feast of epic proportions. Only the Afflür Hunter and Guardians can stop them, but their strength is failing and humans are needed to help prevent a second holocaust.

A Single Light is an urban fantasy tale of ghoulish monsters and non-human protectors battling to save humanity amid the spectacular and rugged landscapes of the Royal National Park south of Sydney.

My Review:

Leslie takes the general premise of good versus evil and creates a one of a kind novel. Vivid yet dark descriptions bring this world to life as a backdrop for a solid plot. There were some very surprising plot twists that kept me on my toes while also providing a very interesting and unique story.

The cast of this novel was a whole lot of fun. The varied personalities each added to their plot in their own way. The gradual character development allowed the plot to progress quickly, while also providing a whole lot of information to the reader.

Once again Leslie has created a unique novel that stands out from the norm while also fitting quite well into its genre. This was a good read that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to others.

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