Bathed in Light, by David Kristoph


The prophet of a dead religion. The luminary of an obsolete insurgency. A mother yet again severed from her impetus of survival. Praetar, the yellow planet in the Sarian system, leeches away hope the way sand drinks water. But the Melisao Empire has been cast aside, and a new power–an old power–reigns again. How will the remnants of the past find their niche in this new world… or will they even try?

I received Bathed in Light on Christmas, probably because the gifter knew I like good sci-fi, and David Kristoph specifically. I now have all six books for my Kindle, and paperbacks to adorn my shelves.

I tore through Bathed in Light in about four hours. Each of the three parts makes for a comfortable place to stop reading for the night if you wanted to stretch it out to three reading sessions. Bathed in Light gives more depth and insight into events that have happened in the previous five books, with an emphasis on the events from Born of Sand.

The tension is the highest in this latest edition of the TOADS series, and I just don’t know if David Kristoph can top this one. His writing has improved with each iteration, and I’m glad I took a chance on this indie author when I saw his first book on NetGalley so long ago.

Bathed in Light is a five-star read, and you’d be crazy not to read all six books in this series, especially since you can get all six for less than twenty bucks on Amazon.

David Kristoph

David Kristoph lives with his wonderful wife and two not-quite German Shepherds. He’s a fantastic reader, great videogamer, good chess player, average cyclist, and mediocre runner. He writes mostly Science Fiction and Fantasy. Check out his work if you want to help pay for his beer.


About Mark Gardner

Mark Gardner lives in northern Arizona with his wife, three children and a pair of spoiled dogs. Mark holds a degrees in Computer Systems and Applications and Applied Human Behavior. View all posts by Mark Gardner

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