The Light Worker

Book One of the Gateways Series

Fiction - Fantasy - General
182 Pages
Reviewed on 10/13/2019
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

The Light Worker is a short volume of fantasy fiction penned by author Kathleen Bradford, which forms the first book in the Gateways Series. Rooted in suspense, mystery and the classic idea of good versus evil, this modern fantasy tale starts off with Valeen Martin. Valeen has a troubled past which she tries to leave behind by moving to a peaceful little town in the mountains, but when her nightmares act up again, she knows that the old darkness is following her. Alongside her dear friend Laura, Valeen finds herself entering a dark new world where she must battle against a powerful force and a man hell-bent on destroying the world as she knows it.

Suspenseful, chilling and truly frightening in parts, author Kathleen Bradford has created a real triumph in the fantasy genre with The Light Worker. Valeen is a relatable central figure whose skills and past are unveiled with clever and well-paced exposition throughout the plot, and she is drawn with great depths that we discover more and more as the story goes on. The fantasy concepts that underpin the plot are solid and well explained, and build a great base for fabulous atmospheric description and plenty of twists to give thrills and intensity to the story throughout. One of the most impressive elements is the utilization of the fantasy genre to tell a very human story, and how the supernatural concepts line up with the emotional arc to convey it more clearly. Overall, The Light Worker is a must-read for anyone who loves both speculative and serious fiction.