The Last Keeper of the Light, a Dystopian Fantasy by Nikki Broadwell
4 out of 5 stars
Dystopian fantasy books are not my normal go to genres, but this post-apocalyptic story had be drawn in and it would not let me go. Fans of The Hunger Games and the Divergent Series will loves this book from author Nikki Broadwell. While it did take me a bit to get use to the back and forth of the narration between past and present,, once I understood what the authors intent was, I feel easily into the pages.
Sandal and Jacob are the two main characters in this story and theirs is both heartwarming and terrifying all at the same time. Sandal is learning that the world around her is a do or die world. The Do is to survive, and survive she must. Survival is not easy. Everyday is a trial, and the people she meets can be described as the devil incarnate. Jacob on the other hand, is her black knight in shining armor. While he isn’t perfect. He is perfectly what she needs. She finds peace, comfort and solace with Jacob. Their relationship grows. By how much, you will have to read the book to find out.
This world is highly detailed and vastly built. Ms Broadwell gives you just enough to allow your imagination to build the rest without overwhelming you too much. The story is fast paced, so you are never bored, yet you are not feeling as if you cannot keep up. I highly recommend this book.
reviewed by @kgregory