The little girl does not want to deliver water all by herself to the brothers working at the top of the hill. Yet, when she overcomes her fear, she finds a wonderful friend in the Kind One, who tells her the nearly unbelievable tale of Draven and his sister Itala. As the Kind One carves a memorial to Draven, the little girl learns of the power of love and the strength of light to give courage, save lives, and change even the hardest of hearts.
Draven’s Light is the eighth installment in the Tales of Goldstone Wood and what an installment it is! I so did not want this book to end. I was instantly captured by the little girl, finding shades of myself in her shyness and reluctance to step out of her comfort zone. Yet, when she does step out in faith, the gift she receives is beautiful. 🙂 And the story of Draven and Itala was so perfectly crafted – a stirring meld of fear and courage, frustration and love, strength and dependence, darkness and the Light that always prevails.
This is definitely one to put on your read again and again (and again) list!
Look for Draven’s Light by Anne Elisabeth Stengl – coming May 24th from Rooglewood Press.