Imaging loving someone your whole life, and never having met them, only catching glimpses of them from afar from time to time over the span of ten years? I’m almost positive that there are numerous people who can relate to this part of the story. “It’s love at first sight.” Some people call it fate, some call it destiny. In this story, it’s a bit of all of that. David and Aurora knew they were meant for one another. They had seen each other from afar, and fell in love, without even knowing who the other was. And after they meet, we get to witness their love for one another grow. We get to see that they truly were destined to be together. From the very beginning.
Both David and Aurora are very strong willed people. They are both independent when on their own, but when they are together, they rely on one another to attain a completely new – and otherwise unreachable – level of courage and strength. They are also incredibly ready to do whatever they must to protect the ones they love.
The plot is like most – an evildoer who must be vanquished. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that. In fact, there would be no story without it. The great thing about this book, however, is that more than one world is at stake – David’s, set in the present, where he lives the simple life of a farmer, and Aurora’s where she is a fierce warrior of a world that is still centuries behind. And the best part, is that only a select few are able to pass between the two, as simply as someone walking over a bridge.
The feelings between Aurora and David do become pretty intense at times, and I would probably not give this to someone under the age of sixteen to read. I do have to say though that because this book has a heavy religious influence, I am glad that Smith did not let them give into temptation.
All in all, this was a fun read. I wish, however, that the end would have been a bit more exciting, like the first chapter was, but I am happy to say that it does leave room for a sequel, which I will probably read as well.