The Revelation of Light and Dark by Sawyer Bennett // ARC Review

January 23, 2021

The Revelation of Light and Dark by Sawyer Bennett

Why does he hate me? And, at the same time, why do I fascinate him? Conversely, why do I seem to have a pull toward him?

The Revelation of Light and Dark by Sawyer Bennett

The Revelation of Light and Dark by Sawyer Bennett

Chronicles of the Stone Veil #1
Release - February 9, 2021
Genre - Urban Fantasy
Dual POV - Finley 1st person/Carrick 3rd person (his pov was sparse)
Heat - none
Format/Source - eARC provided by the author
Length - 252 pages
Publisher - Big Dog Books, LLC

I always knew I was different.

From a young age, my mind has been plagued with things only I could see. Some hauntingly beautiful, others completely terrifying. Never knowing if these visions were real or just hallucinations, I learned how to lock them down and ignore them. I learned to take solace in the relative anonymity of city life and find peace in the rainy days my city of Seattle is known for.

But just when I think my life is getting on track and my dreams are achievable, a moment of weakness causes me to learn a hard and fast lesson.

My entire existence has been a lie.

Now I’m faced with a new reality that’s as implausible as it is fantastical. Filled with realms and veils, light and dark, fae and daemons, gods and angels—things I don’t understand but am forced to acknowledge. It doesn’t help that the man teaching me about my unique gifts is the gorgeously handsome Carrick Byrne, one of Seattle’s richest and most powerful men. He intimidates, annoys, and intrigues me all at the same time. I don’t trust him and yet there’s no one else to help me.

No longer certain who to put my faith in, what to believe, or how I fit into it all, one revelation is clear…

The world as I know it will never be the same again.

The Revelation of Light and Dark is book one of the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series and is best enjoyed if read in series order.

The Revelation of Light and Dark by Sawyer Bennett

What is with that cliffy??? I need A Discovery of Secrets and Fate in my hands pronto!!

Finley is a woman with a particular set of skills - she can see beyond the veil. What does that even mean? Well, she seems to be the only human who can see past the glamour of the fae. Light fae, dark fae and daemons alike aren't safe from her unearthly talents. But what is she to do with them? And how does Carrick factor into everything? He seems to be the only one who has an inkling of what is going on with her. Is he helping her for altruistic reasons or is something bigger at play?

As the first volume in the Chronicles of the Veil series, The Revelation of Light and Dark was steeped in mystery and magic. From the creatures that exist among us to the worlds created around us, I am now left more questions than answers. And Carrick? He's got to be the biggest mystery of all. His enigmatic character leaves with the impression of confidence, arrogance, competence, honor and determination. I am so infinitely intrigued by this man and I'm looking forward to learning all there is to know about him.

Sawyer Bennett has created such an engrossing introduction to this new series and I'm absolutely hooked!

My other thoughts (the ones I won't include in my review) are hidden in a spoiler below. Just some rants and frustrations...

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The Revelation of Light and Dark by Sawyer Bennett

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.

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  1. I think I'm going to wait to hear your thoughts on book 2 before I pick this one up. Mainly because I want to know what to expect in the romance department before I decide to jump in. Fantastic review, babe! ❤

    1. Thanks luv! ❤ I can't lie, I was severely disappointed that there was no romance. With all the hype, I thought for sure there would be some hot shenanigans going on. Alas, there was none, none, none.


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