View Full Version : Heart of Light by Sarah A. Hoyt

February 14th, 2008, 01:57 PM
I have never heard of this author, but the book cover was so beautiful I stopped and picked it up. I have to admit..I really enjoyed this author's writing. Great Characters and twists that I didn't figure out! (Yeah!)

Has anyone else read any of her books or heard of her?


Set in a magical Victorian British Empire that never was, this unique fantasy blends adventure, intrigue, and romance, as a newlywed couple embark on a dangerous quest—and, in the process, discover their own heart’s desires.

On a luxury magic carpetship in 1889, an English couple travel to Cairo for their honeymoon. Except for a brush with a dragon, the voyage is uneventful. But for Nigel Oldhall and his beautiful Indian-born bride, Emily, the holiday hides another purpose. Within hours of arriving in the teeming city, they are plunged into an extraordinary struggle among demons, murderers, and magic.

In Cairo, Nigel can no longer hide his secret from his wife: he is on a mission to rescue a ruby that will ensure Queen Victoria’s hold on Africa forever. But the search has already swallowed up Nigel’s older brother—and now it has put his own Emily in mortal danger. But is she the innocent Nigel imagines? Soon, separately and apart, the two will set off for the heart of the continent among conspirators and traitors, all seeking the ruby and the gifts and curses it offers them—and all of humankind.…

February 14th, 2008, 05:08 PM
I haven't heard of this author Karenne but the cover of that book looks great. LOL

February 14th, 2008, 11:57 PM
I've seen the author's name before, but have never read her books. The cover is eye catching though.

February 14th, 2008, 11:59 PM
Well if you get a chance, you might want to pick this one up from the library. I know that I will be watching for her in the future.

She has some wonderful character development and the story line really did flow well. And the characters just kept developing and changing like it really does in life.

I was really impressed. I liked it.

Plus it has a touch of magic...

February 15th, 2008, 12:01 AM
Cool, I'll check it out.

David Boultbee
February 15th, 2008, 09:30 AM
Sounds cool, I'll definitely have to check it out.

Good to know that covers can influence buying decisions (winks).

March 1st, 2008, 05:13 PM
Heart of Light was a good read. I have had the opportunity to read a prepublication version of Soul of Fire, the next book in the series and it is even better than HOL. As for the cover, SOF's cover is also better than that for HOL.

As for Hoyt, she has an urban fantasy (Draw One in the Dark) coming out in paperback in May -- with a new cover. The hardback was published a year ago. DOITD is published by Baen.

She also writes the Musketeers Mysteries (including Death of a Musketeer, The Musketeers Seamstress, The Musketeers Apprentice and Death in Gascony) under the name of Sarah D'Almeida. They are a fun read and, I think, very true to the spirit of the original Three Musketeers.

March 1st, 2008, 05:33 PM
I am so glad. I personally can't wait for the next one and am kind of jealous (wink) that you have already read it!

By the way Amanda...welcome to our forum family. Make sure you introduce yourself in the Tell Us About you area!:flowers: