Saturday, September 27, 2014

SPARK OF LIGHT - A Book Review

Spark of Light

A new author crossed my desk recently, and I had a chance to read an advance copy of her new novel Spark of Light. This newest story immediately spins us into the future of earth where we discover that the final apocalyptic event was not mankind turning on themselves in one last nuclear holocaust. Rather it was between man and the previously hidden elf population of the earth. It is during the times after this war that this is a poignant story of friendship, love and discovery, is set in a world that mankind had defeated and enslaved the elves of earth.

Told in the first person viewpoint of a young elf girl, Ms. Tuttle masterfully draws you in. Together, with Avery, you walk through her daily life as she discovers what it is to really live and in the process discovers what it is to love and be loved.

A quiet story on a sub-level slowly rises to the surface, as Spark of Light speaks of humanity and our treatment of people, no matter who they are, no matter their status in life. Spark of Light also speaks deeply to the fact that we all need to love and be loved. The novel is masterfully told, but to have discovered the added depth, caused this reader to go back for a second reading so I could savor the fare.

A talented author can be schooled in the art of writing a book. But storytelling is a gift that cannot be learned, only sharpened and polished with practice. In my opinion, Elizabeth Tuttle has a gift of storytelling. It will be a delight to read the remaining chapters of this tale as they are published.