David started out as just an ordinary farmer, but is transformed into a dedicated, powerful warrior guided by his love for Aurora. Now that their lives are connected in the physical realm, he really comes into his own. Meanwhile Aurora finally begins to open up and let David see behind her impenetrable warrior shell. I really loved following their journey of self discovery and they came across as both realistic and endearing. The romance that blossoms between the two is rich and supportive, and it’s easy to root for the pair as they come together to battle the Dark One.
The story is hard rooted in religion, which isn’t really to my tastes, but I enjoyed it all the same so don’t let the “Christian Fiction” category scare you off. The plot was never dull and the twists and turns it took kept me guessing throughout, and as moral, upright individuals the primary characters are inspiring. Smith shows off some excellent writing chops on Seal of the King.