Compendium, Book One of the Artifacts of Lumin Series, is available on Amazon.com, BN.com and through Willowslip Press (paperback is autographed and the same price as Amazon and BN)! If you want to stay updated on when Compendium will be available, subscribe to my e-mail list or follow me on Twitter or like my Facebook Page.
On the heavily forested planet of Lumin, the Network has slept, dormant, for over six hundred cycles. Only a select few remember that it resides beneath the crust of the planet, waiting, and for those who do, the battle for Lumin’s future has raged in the shadows.
When Mia Jayne’s path crosses with an ancient volume in the Archives of the Order of Vis Firmitas, this ancient battle moves from the shadows into the light. Compendium opens up a world of knowledge, and, for the first time since arriving at the Order, Mia has the key to reclaim the freedom she has lost. To do so, she must choose between her conscience and her heart. Conceived against an ailing world of fantastical beauty where long-lost technology tips the balance between extinction and survival, Mia must remember that there is always a choice, and that makes all the difference.
Three friends, fractured. Mia hears the trees and feels them, desperate to heal the planet. Cedar, now partially blinded, has walked the path of peace since birth but grapples with a growing rage boiling in his blood. Both have chosen their side, and Taryn, their former friend, has seemingly chosen hers, but all three must face their past betrayals as they try to understand the truth and their roles to come in the future of the planet Lumin.
Ocularum, the follow up novel to Compendium,, follows these characters and more as the ever-expanding complexity of friendship, love, and politics forces them choose between each other, their families, and the values they hold dear. Set in a lush world where nature itself creates the electricity of technology, humanity’s reliance on the world around it cannot be greater, and the struggle to control technology is the struggle to control all life in Lumin’s fragile ecosystem.
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