Book One in THE LIGHT FINDER LEGENDS Series. A Young Adult Utopian Novel that has become an Amazon Bestseller in two categories and has received three 5-star reviews and two 4-star reviews from Readers Favorite. A JOURNEY OF AWAKENING THAT WILL STIR YOUR HEART AND SOUL A LOVE STORY FOR NATURE AND LIFE ITSELF A TALE THAT ECHOES THROUGH ALL TIMES AND PLACES Finding the Light that Defeats Darkness When 21-year-old Ravi's twin brother Vik is captured by the Mine Master's men and taken to work in the coal mines which are also polluting the air in his town, he seeks help from the old legends of Raam. There, he learns about the secret of the Heart of the Sun which is said to defeat all enemies. L Ravi embarks on a journey to find this light, which takes him deep into the forest, the dark mines, and his own heart. Guided by the lovely Verda of the Forest People, he discovers a powerful elixir, made of sap and sunlight, which holds the key to freedom for his brother, his town, and his own life. The Elixir of Freedom is a mythic tale that suggests a path to real freedom for all of us. The Elixir of Freedom is in the new category of Visionary Fiction, which uses story to paint a vision of a better future. It is a young adult utopian vel. The journey of the vel's heroes mirrors our own quest to find real solutions to doubt, fear, bad habits, and even the pressure of time. The Elixir of Freedom depicts a powerful experience of light that transforms the characters and their world. Like other Visionary Fiction books, such as The Chronicles of Narnia, A Wrinkle in Time, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, The Celestine Prophecy, and The Alchemist, it reflects universal human values that stretch us and connect us to something more!
AUTHOR M.R. Neer (aka Michael Roy Neer) has enjoyed a long career of organizing words in creative ways as an English teacher, curriculum specialist, magazine publisher, book editor, and long-time teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique. He has won awards for journalism, newsletter writing, and teaching, and makes his home in Fresno, California. He likes to think of organizing words as similar to connect-the-dot puzzles he enjoyed as a kid. When you connect the dots, something that is hidden suddenly appears; it's magical! The light goes on! This quest for connections, for light, has directly led to this his first novel, and this series of books, The Light Finder Legends. Each story makes new connections in the search for light.