Thursday, 10 April 2014

Review: Shadow Fire (The Light Chronicles #1) by Kimber Leigh Wheaton

Ashlyn – a free-spirited teenager whose peaceful life is shattered when the village elders honor her with a perilous quest to recover a stolen relic.

Zane – a jaded mercenary, torn by his undeniable desire for Ashlyn and the dark secret that could make her hate him forever.

Delistaire – a malevolent sorcerer driven by an insatiable lust for power.
All three are bound together by an ancient relic supposedly infused with the power of a Goddess.

Shadow Fire - adventure, passion, secrets, and betrayal

As Ashlyn and Zane race to stay one step ahead of the evil lurking in the shadows, their passions are ignited and their bond strengthens. But will they find the relic before Delistaire? Or has their entire quest been orchestrated from the very beginning by a madman in pursuit of ultimate power? 

Kindle Edition, 310 pages
Published February 24th 2014 by Astraea Press 
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy

Kristine's Thoughts:

I received a copy of this book direct from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Kimber Leigh Wheaton for the opportunity!

This book started out as an adventure as Ashlyn set off on an impossible mission to recover a stolen goddess statue with Zane the mercenary by her side. It was very clear from the beginning that there was an attraction between the two and that we would be in for a good romance. Little did I know that it would be a whole lot more.

As the two pursue their quest we are introduced to unusual creatures, magic and evil sorcerers. This is where I need to back up a little bit. It is these types of stories that can be hit or miss for me. A story has be written just so in order for me to enjoy a plot that takes me away from something that could actually happen in real life. I have to say that Wheaton did just that. She penned the story in a way that had me believing the story and wanting to know more. I wasn't shaking my head at the unusual events because she was able to find a perfect balance to make the story flow. By the half way point the story was off and running at full steam with twists and turns that kept me glued to the pages.

I enjoyed Ashlyn's character because she was not a weak and needy girl. She had a strong will and the ability to defend herself to some degree. Zane was also extremely likeable. Not only were his physical characteristics pleasing but his personality and kind heart were equally so.  The two together were a joy to read. There was a ton of chemistry to go along with the budding romance but it was kept clean enough that it is appropriate for readers of any age.

Over all I have to say that a really enjoyed the book and I will definitely be reading the rest of The Light Chronicles when it comes out.

Buy Shadow Fire here

About the Author
Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a YA/NA author with a soft spot for sweet romance and is a member of Romance Writers of America. She is married to her soul mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs and four cats. No, she doesn’t live on a farm, she just loves animals. Her house is filled with dragons, though she does lament that they are the porcelain, non-flying variety. Kimber Leigh is addicted to romance, videogames, superheroes, villains, and chocolate—not necessarily in that order. (If she has to choose, she’ll take a chocolate covered superhero!) Her debut novel, Shadow Fire, is the first book in The Light Chronicles series. Watch for book two, Stolen Moon, a standalone sequel, coming soon.

She currently lives in San Antonio, TX but has been somewhat a rolling stone in life, having resided in several different cities and states. Her family enjoys travel, anime & are video game fanatics. Zelda, Fire Emblem & Namco 'Tales of" are some of her favorite franchises. Kimber Leigh is addicted to fairy tales, both the dark and the light. The Brothers Grimm is one of her favorite reads.



  1. Thanks you so much for reading Shadow Fire! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I just got the release date for book 2. Stolen Moon will be out in August 2014 :)

  2. I've read a couple of review of this book and now want to read it myself...... quite badly in fact!

    Thea @ Gizzimomo's Book Shelf