Title: Love's Divide (Light Spark #1)
Author: Gabriel Requadt
Publication Date: April 23, 2015
Publisher: Page Publishing
The legend of the long awaited Light Spark. The warrior who’s arrival is anticipated by the universe. When the darkness tries to prevail over the light once again; it is he who must arise. Wielding the sword with the soul of the elements, where can one find this mythical hero in such a time of need? Look no farther than the young sassy prince of Arcudia, Larz. When his planet is invaded by the dastardly cruel master of darkness, Exxion, for Larz it is merely a time to be ruler and protect his land. The reality of the situation becomes apparent when his wife, Elluna, is kidnapped in the process of the attack. Once he finds out he is the legendary Light Spark, his journey becomes much more than a quest to save his soul mate, Elluna.
As you read the book, you will begin to see the series plot set up nicely. But once you dive in deeper, you will notice the book is primarily made up of 75% backstory/flashback. Now there is totally nothing wrong with that, but the bad side is that at times I began to forget the whole point of the story which I then proceed to look at the back cover for the summary. ~OOOOHHHHH Once the flash back is over-by then we are half way done with the book- it’s like: “wait so where did we leave Larz off last?” In a sense I do agree with the summary that the whole series will be about this one plot line but the content of the book as a whole doesn’t really match up with the intent of the summary.
With Mortal Kombat X having recently came out, I imagined the battles in the book being played out as a Mortal Kombat. Haha. With cheesy lines of the “Bring it on” sort, I can’t help but imagine the Mortal Kombat fighting style. FIGHT! I liked the idea of a type of futuristic world but Light Spark also throws in a feel of old times, too! Futuristic guns versus a sword, woah now! Ships, palaces, and rocketing through space! Speaking of the battles, when Larz has the sword most times he shouts out the attack- even the bad guys do this too- it very much reminded me of Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh, and a hint of Harry Potter. Really, shouting attack? It, to me, seemed very unnecessary- and quite annoying.
BULBASUAR USE RAZOR LEAF
DARK MAGICIAN USE DARK MAGIC ATTACK
View Spoiler » Demetri turned evil and Rose rejected him forever in Vampire Academy. *GGGRRRR*