Homo Luminous

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David Werden wants nothing more than to lead a quiet, ordinary life. But his world is turned upside down when an unknown event changes the face of the planet. Realizing he cannot live alone in the ruins of the old world, and compelled by a strange internal force to reach the sea, he sets out on foot, carrying what he can, struggling against the harsh post-apocalyptic environment to search out others who may still be alive.

Thrust into the leadership of a band of survivors, David...

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Overview

David Werden wants nothing more than to lead a quiet, ordinary life. But his world is turned upside down when an unknown event changes the face of the planet. Realizing he cannot live alone in the ruins of the old world, and compelled by a strange internal force to reach the sea, he sets out on foot, carrying what he can, struggling against the harsh post-apocalyptic environment to search out others who may still be alive.

Thrust into the leadership of a band of survivors, David struggles to scratch out the necessities of life while dealing with the staggering destruction and overwhelming sense of loss - and begins to understand the tragic and marvelous events that have occurred to the planet and to humanity itself. Finding love and betrayal, he must fight those who cling to the old world with all their strength and those who wish to stamp out the growing number of people coming to terms with their new levels of perception and insight into the Universal Mind.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781456389437
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 1/21/2011
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Frost is a graduate of the University of Alabama with graduate studies in History and Library Sciences. He has eighteen years of experience working in the technology field. He spends his spare time writing, except in the fall, when you can find him in Tuscaloosa watching the Crimson Tide play.

He currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama with his three, four-legged writing assistants, Maria, Smudge and Smokie.

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  • Posted March 9, 2011

    One villain short of great

    Review of Homo Luminous Homo Luminous is primarily the story of David Werden and Chris Collins. The two men survive a cataclysmic event separately, but eventually come together along with several other eccentric characters. The group is compelled by visions to pursue a path to the coast. Difficulties arise, though, in the interpretations others have for these visions. Some are callous towards the message and ignore it. Others see the gathering at the coast as an attack on their seat of power and will do whatever it takes to bring a stop to it. The nature of the Luminous portion of this book doesn't appear until almost a third of the way through the volume. The exact explanation of the Luminous abilities of key characters sees the least amount of narrative and plays a secondary role. This is to be expected, since Homo Luminous is a bit more character driven. Still, the explanation provided struck me as a very broad and existential form of spirituality. The spiritual nature of Luminous really only plays a role in the motivations of a single character. The book's main flaw lies with its villains. There is a single compromised and selfish individual that strikes me as plausible in the post-apocalyptic environment, up until the very end. The volume's key villain is meant to function as an embodiment of evil or the wrongness of human nature, but ultimately comes off as more of an amalgam of unpopular or outdated ideas. His cohorts and other nameless bad guys are thugs who engage in acts that make them very comfortable as enemies in the eyes of the reader, a feat normally reserved for cinema Nazis. Frost has little trouble communicating his ideas to the reader. The early portion of the book is rather dominated by the detailed explanations of how each character manages to survive in a new era without electricity. It isn't until later when David, Chris and the rest of the book's traveling crew really play off each other that the text starts to take off. Again, the confrontation with the highly compromised villain kept me flipping the pages faster than any other part. As an ebook, Homo Luminous does better than the average publication. The table of contents is a fully functional component of the Nook's touchscreen, which is a feature that many Smashwords conversions are missing. The cover is viewable in full screen, but the palette of blues and blacks doesn't quite show up well in the black-and-white conversion.

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  • Posted February 4, 2011

    Illuminating Novel - Highly Recommended

    Illuminating Novel - Highly Recommended

    Homo-luminous is a brilliant and beautiful novel into a possible earth future. The eruptions that take place in the novel show the planet changing from unknown astronomical forces. This not only occurs in the solar system, but affects each individual who inhabits the earth. These changes enhance, exaggerate, and illuminate the characters in the novel. The main character, David, a shy, quiet, kind and rather inhibited man finds he has exceptional leadership abilities. Another character, Lori, finds her own singing and healing abilities expanded. Chris finds he's just been going along and possibly accepting brutality, and he now has to make new choices. But there are character deficits in many individuals who want to rule the world with their own rigid, cruel and fundamentalist beliefs, who will do anything to control people and their own power.

    There are tragedies, losses, and the longing for the familiar in a cold, icy new world. Those whose fundamentalist beliefs clash with the new dreams for a kind and utopian civilization lead into an adventurous and deadly war to rescue the tortured and enslaved.

    The descriptions in the novel are illuminating, skillful and beautiful. I highly recommend this wonderful novel.

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