A Single Light by Patricia Leslie tells a tale set in Australia where humans are protected from Beldray monsters who are planning a huge feast, of humans. The human population without knowing are protected by a Hunters and some Guardians. Unfortunately their strength is fading and in order to stop the Beldray monsters they need the help of some humans
It’s been a while since I’ve picked up any Urban Fantasy that feels different. A Single Light really is different! I’ll be honest, when I first started reading this and it was full of hunters and guardians I really wondered if this would be my kind of book. However when the story begins to be told by the human protagonists everything began to slot neatly in place.
I really enjoy the location that A Single Light was set in, it felt a refreshing change from all the other Urban Fantasy books I have read over the past few years. I like it when a book is set in a different location, books are a great way to travel!
So what didn’t I enjoy about A Single Light? My main bug bear were the short extracts from Malaik’s journal that were found between chapters. I don’t feel like they added anything to the story, and in fact were for me, detrimental as the broke up the flow of the book.
Other than the above dislike, A Single Light is a solid read. There is plenty of action and a compelling story-line. The author takes time to let the read get to know the main characters, but as soon as the action starts it doesn’t let up. The book also manages to cover the story-line from the monsters point of view, as well as both hunter and humans. This gives the book a well rounded feel. 3.5 stars rounded up to 4.
****Disclaimer – I was kindly given this book in exchange for my honest review from NetGalley and Odyssey. This is my honest review****