Thursday, September 8, 2022

A Light Beam for Faith


She's not waiting for a hero to come save her; instead, she becomes her own heroine. Hazel's world comes crashing in front of her in an instant during a family trip to Mont-Tremblant. What she doesn't know is that she is from the stars, and so it's no wonder she must return in order to find the answers she seeks.

She embarks on a trek aboard the Imperial Bona Fides, the mothership of the Alpha Cygnians people. With the help of her best friend Zita, and the others she will meet along the way, she will journey to places she never knew existed. Hazel will learn to tame her fears and become the woman she wants to be.


This is the story of different worlds that must learn to co-exist. They must all put their differences aside, and with a bit of faith they will all witness a new dawn. We are all compelled to be inspired when faith is with us.


This story is for anyone who enjoys what we look for when we wish to get away in a sci-fi fantasy book. You will live vicariously through the energetic characters as they go on through their incredible first trek. There is a sense of youthfulness and coming of age in this story that makes it a great read and appealing to a wide audience with the implemented strong characters and exciting action.

my review...

A futuristic fantasy with an interesting plot. A father missing, a mother sedated, and her sisters missing, leaves Hazel not sure what to do. At least she isn’t until her father appears in a hologram.

The author has written an easily read story that held my interest all the way through. When I began this book, I felt it could easily be read and understood by both an adult and the Young Adult ages too. Then I saw that it was 300+ pages long, maybe too long to hold the interest of a young adult. But reading it changed my mind entirely. It moves quickly, it has characters anyone can identify with, is a nice clean story. A breath of fresh air.  

It seems as if this is E.K. Highland’s first book. An excellent kick-off. Hope she’s writing more.

read an excerpt...

We opened a door at the bottom of the stairs and arrived outside where a completely unexpected scenery awaited us. We rubbed our eyes with disbelief and were stunned to see a large spaceship that was almost see-through, as if it were trying to be translucent and there were weird glyphs written on it. Somehow, no one else were around to witness this spectacle. There were three women dressed in clothes fashioned in a way we aren’t accustomed to seeing here on Earth. They wore grey, black, and dark purple one-piece suits, and their boots had flashing lights on them. Their hair was black and pulled slick back inside their hoods. One had dreadlocks sticking out of a hole at the back of her hood. Their faces were ornated with a style of makeup that we would consider different here on Earth. They had different skin tones, ranging from dark to very light brown. They were strong, robust like men, and were doing some type of mind control on the twins. The scariest one of them had eyes coloured purple and orange as she was emitting her powers, rushing the twins to enter the spaceship. She seemed like she was the strongest of the two. The other one was holding a device that was emitting waves that were pulling the girls toward them. The girls seemed like they were putting a little effort in fighting what was happening to them, but eventually they gave in. Mom was running with all her might toward the UFO and screaming: “Please don’t take my children! Stop it! Those are my girls! Help! Help! Someone please help us!”.


about E. K. Highland...

E.K. Highland is a Haitian-Canadian first-time author who enjoys sci-fi and fantasy stories. The problem is, she wants to see more diversity in those genres. While growing up in Ottawa, Canada, she felt that books and television lacked representation of more Black characters.

Now she wants more characters who resemble her likeness as a Black woman in the science fiction and fantasy genre, as there are increasingly more Black authors who are writing science fiction and including characters of different color and ethnicity.

After attending the University of Ottawa in hopes of understanding English literature better, she decided to finally write her own sci-fi fantasy novel. And, you guessed it, the lead character resembles her because representation matters.


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  1. A Light Beam of Faith sounds like a great futuristic fantasy to read and I like the cover! Thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks, Our Town Book Reviews, for sharing your review!

    Have a marvelous weekend!


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