The Keeper of the Isis Light Themes & Characters

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The first book in Monica Hughes's Isis trilogy, The Keeper of the Isis Light, is a masterpiece and arguably her best work. It is both a love story and a poignant comment on prejudice. Hughes explores, in this light adventure romance, the nature of what it means to be human.

This book is a real page-turner as the author gradually reveals its two surprises: Olwen's physical appearance and the fact, unrealized by Olwen till the last pages, but probably guessed by the reader, that Guardian is a robot.

There are other small surprises, such as the revelation that Olwen's pet, Hobbit, is not only a large, hairy animal but actually quite fearsome in appearance. The beast that Guardian has given the taxonomic name Draco hirsutus is not the large dog-like animal the reader may have assumed from Hobbit's friendly behavior in chapter 1.

Hobbit is a large, hairy...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Keeper of the Isis Light from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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