The Light of Asteria

Young Adult

By Elizabeth Isaacs

Publisher : EFIsaacs

ABOUT Elizabeth Isaacs

Elizabeth Isaacs
I have two kids, two jobs, am a new novelist, and teacher of over six hundred elementary students. In the wise words of Emily Dickinson "To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else".
My goal in life is to get as much out of living as possible, to touch a More...


If Nora Johnson hadn’t been on campus that day she would have never known her true destiny. Helping her friends move into the dorm that she wanted to call home, Nora accidentally collides with mysterious stranger, Gavin Frey. His very first touch sends flames through her heart. The world seems different—something within her has changed.

She tries to resume her mundane life, but now she’s consumed with the one whose very presence ignited her soul, the one with eyes of emerald. Nora soon learns that an energy buried deep within has been unleashed. She now wields unimaginable power and has become Gavin’s source, his strength.

Her newfound joy is shaken when she discovers that Gavin is not who he
appears to be, and she has been thrust in the middle of a war of mythical proportions. Negativity has allowed all things evil to flourish, the earth is under siege. The fate of creation hinges on the power within her heart. Will she be strong enough to survive?

A gripping tale of unbounded love and ancient power, The Light of Asteria
will take you on an epic adventure filled with war, treachery, and demons, as well as unimaginable delights.

Every morning, for more than a year now, I have gotten up at 4:30, hot tea in hand, and sat down at an old kitchen table that was given a second life as a desk. The whirr of an impossibly slow computer the only sound in the dark; the dog forever nestled at my feet. This was my time … my time to dream, my time to create, my time to hope. It is in the wee, small hours of the morning that Nora and Gavin came to life. Her ability to always see the best in people, his insatiable desire to protect; these were the ties that bound them to me. The idea that they gave the other strength, that together they were invincible, that they always believed, always persevered ... always loved. This was the catalyst that compelled my heart to write. An epic battle of good versus evil played through my imagination, and I tried as best I could to capture it with the written word. The adventure so strong in my mind I often scared myself silly before work. My days run at an impossibly fast pace, but at night I found myself restless, ready to get back to the table. I would forego the temptations of TV, not allow the sirens call of another beloved book to lure me away, and I wrote. I wrote to serve as example to my daughter and my son. I wrote to heal past wounds. I wrote as a hope for the future. It is my heart's deepest desire that as you read, you too will be inspired to not look on love with the restless eyes of the ungrateful, but gaze upon it as the greatest gift of God.

Outstanding! Sensual and utterly original, The Light of Asteria has something for every reader. The characters are distinct in voice and personality, and the heroine, Nora, is a believable character that seems to rise above every situation she is in. I found myself thinking about the characters throughout my day. Truly, this is the next great teen novel.
C. Vaccarello

The Light of Asteria is such a pleasant discovery for me! The story presented itself in a way that few others do. There are so many rich layers to this book that encapsulating it is nearly impossible.

Ms. Isaacs has created a book that has fleshed out characters who develop a relationship with the reader. You become interested in their fate, and need to turn the pages to discover what happens next.

Do yourself a favor, and get this book for your favorite teen girl...and then read it yourself!
R. Edgar

I became so engrossed with the characters in this highly imaginative adventure that I found myself thinking about them often, anxious to get back to the story. The author brings to life, with vivid description, a people and a place different and wonderful, not only in landscape, but also in abilities and values. The story astonished me several times with completely unexpected turns of events - the fulfillment of intentions set in motion ages ago, through which Nora discovers her true identity. I dreaded reading of the inevitable confrontations with the evil forces they are striving to vanquish, for fear of what would happen to "my friends," but the excitement kept me turning the pages late into the night.
C. Conway