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.
Nora tries to resume her mundane life, but she is now 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.
An ordinary girl watching her best friends move to campus while she stays at home to look after her ailing guardian; nothing too out of the ordinary there, right? That’s what you think when you start reading The Light of Asteria and for the first few chapters, that’s exactly how it seems. Along the way, Nora meets Gavin, a handsome boy that catches her eye. And it’s on the introduction of our male lead, that things start to develop into a plot that is very extraordinary. While he catches her eye, he also unleashes a power within that she never knew existed and it’s this power that takes Nora on an adventure that is not without its dangers. With her life being threated by the deadly Dokkalfar – a group of devil-like elves with an aroma of rotton flesh – Nora finds that she is the key not only to the survival of her new love and his group of friends; but to a world she never could have imagined existed. And it’s within this world, the magical kingdom of Kailmeyra that Nora discovers she is far much more than an ordinary girl.
The Light of Asteria is a modern day Lord of the Rings for the new generation. The Dokkalfar are reminiscent of the Ring Wraiths and Kailmerya is this book’s Rivendell. And like the Fellowship of the Ring, our couple have their own band of friends who are willing to do anything to keep them safe.
There are elements of the book that are so intricate in plot that I found myself asking for more detail – the story of the Ancient One, and the Keepers are certainly elements that I would like to know more about and one can only hope that in time, these are explored in novella’s on sequels to the story.
The Light of Asteria is a book which calls for each of its chapters to be read with thought before moving on to the next, and I would certainly advise taking your time when reading it and allow yourself to digest the plotlines and the intricacies of each character before moving on to the next part of the journey.
If you love mythical love stories with an added element of intrigue and danger, then this is definitely a book for you.