Come See the Light by Norman Luce is a compelling story with a setting that has strong elements of post-apocalyptic. It is forty-seven years after The Wave destroyed power and humanity finds itself surviving against the odds. Maya is a young girl, a survivor, whose idyllic life has been in the village. She has lived with her brother and great-aunt. When she discovers that there is a machine that has stunted the world's power, she sets out on a journey to locate it, accompanied by Inari, her loyal pet fox. As they set out on this perilous journey, Maya discovers a world she hasn't known and a version of her takes form with each step of the journey. Will she succeed to restore power to the world, or will it remain another version of the wild, Wild West?
This is a story that explores the themes of hope in the midst of despair, a tale that is original and that offers a compelling premise. The author imagines a world deprived of electricity and creates a young female heroine who sets out to restore one of the most important needs of humanity. The author writes the key characters with specificity and economy, allowing the bond between the heroine and her faithful fox to shine through every page of this spellbinding story. Maya's journey toward locating the machine that repressed electricity is one that helps her reflect on her humanity, civilization, and purpose. Come See the Light examines what can happen if humanity loses one of the most important inventions — electricity. Written in clear and captivating prose, this novel will appeal to fans of the dystopian genre.