When her dreams are shattered by a well-kept secret, Layla must embrace who she really is.

Book 1 in The Asterian Trilogy

by Sarah Fay Olson

In the kingdom of Asteria, Layla has dreamt of nothing but royal balls and falling in love. On her sixteenth birthday, she receives the invitation to the annual Autumn Ball and it doesn’t seem like life could get any better when the Prince falls for her. But the fairy tale is short-lived as Layla soon learns the truth about her murdered parents and is given a sapphire that changes her life.

ISBN 978–1-938985-43-0 • 6 x 9 paperback • 360 pgs • $16.95

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“… all the elements of a wonderful fairytale that include love, war, and mystery. I loved the detail from the castles to the dresses; I could picture it all as if it were a movie. It also has a sort of modern fairytale twist to it that I could relate to. It was nice to see a young strong heroine facing new challenges and not the typical “girl falls in love with a prince and they live happily ever after” theme that we’ve been reading about for years. This is a beautiful story that is beautifully told.”—MEL617, Amazon Review
Girls will love this!  
“I think I would have loved to stumble over this book when I was fifteen or sixteen. The joy of going to balls and preparing for them! Girls love this kind of story because, let’s be honest, all of us wanted to be princesses and be invited to balls, dance all night and meet Prince Charming.”—Annan, Amazon Review
“If you’ve ever fallen in love with a fairy tale, this is one book you MUST read!
I found it very refreshing, and I loved the way the author explained Layla’s decision making process. Her strength, and the way she rose to the situation, made her SO much more realistic! I LOVED IT!”—Aditi Nichani,Reviewer,  AThousandWordsAMillion Books.com
The first chapter hooked me right away! A perfect blend of description that makes you fall into the story, dialogue that brings the characters alive and tension that leads you on!” —S.Wilde
“True love, fantasy and romance!”
“This story begins like a fairy tale set in a fantasy kingdom but quickly develops into an emotional journey. The elements of a great fantasy are there but are given a light touch while the author focuses on romance, true love and heartbreak.  All of which the reader will be easily swept up in!  The dynamics of Layla’s past are intricately written and give depth to both her character and the story.  This adds a richness to her characterization that makes Layla extremely admirable, although at times her stubbornness can exasperate the reader.  While the story’s ending is somewhat predictable, there is plenty of adventure with a tender romance that develops and adds to the hope that both Layla and the story will inspire.”—Margaret Faria, InD’Tale Magazine