Eurich is thrown into a seemingly ill-fated destiny. After learning of his legendary magic, he is convinced that he alone must stop an impending doom, but nothing is ever as it seems. His best friends Jason and Raine try their best to help him save the world, but help isn’t what he needs —he needs a way across the barrier.
Despite this fate thrust upon him, Eurich knows what is coming. The world is headed toward Chaos due to a weakening barrier between Earth and a world that has been hidden for millennia.
Our world is about to take a sharp turn for the worse. Extra moons are rising in the sky, and panic is at an all-time high. Worst of all, there are no explanations.
Saving the world begins with a choice —but is humanity worth him risking his own life?
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I write in the young adult genre. I personally write in this genre because it wasn’t too long ago that I was a teen living the dangerous life you see in my YA novels. I kept a lot of the angst and feeling from that age. So, to get it out properly, naturally I chose this to be my genre.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Giving up is easy. There are a lot of books now, and a lot of books in your genre. Don’t be undermined by another author’s success because, if you really want your book to succeed, you’d deal with all the negative reviews, the lack of sales, the insensitive people who won’t help you, and the feeling that no one cares. All of this WILL happen, but you have to get through it. Your favorite authors have been through it and so have i! Just keep going no matter what!
Mana, Asher’s first published novel, is a book that really spoke to him personally…
almost as if it kept telling him to write it. Mana, as a term, is the Pacific Islander view that all
things consist of this energy that cannot be seen, except by those few that are favored.
That is where Mana, the novel concept, came from. What if people could actually see this
energy that exists in everything? What if people could use it similarly to magic? What if people
who could do this became greedy? What if this was brought to the real world? He wanted to
answer all of those questions, as well as telling the best story he knew how.
He wanted to write a book that really conveyed his unique vision—also, he wanted a
book with rain and lots of forests. Twilight basically claimed Washington. After some intense
research, he ultimately decided that Roanoke, Virginia was an ideal setting! Surprisingly, after
choosing the setting, he then quickly figured out that he could play off an old piece of history,
which set a new foundation to the book. Mana is not just the beginning of a saga, but the start of
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My creativity spiked after witnessing the success of the Twilight Saga. I enjoyed the development of some of the characters in the novel and it really got me thinking. Almost immediately after the inception of Mana, I had the support of everyone in my circle and even from those I didn’t know.