The first book in a brand new contemporary fantasy series that is full of magic, hope, and discovering your own path.
Lumen will never be like everyone else. Diagnosed with a minor form of schizophrenia at age thirteen, he had all but given up hope that his life was ever going to be more than bullies, doctors visits, and adults that didn't believe him. Because Lumen knew he wasn't sick -- all he saw were panels of light, no voices, or weird thoughts, just light -- but no one believed him. Until he followed the lights and disappeared.
There he found a world that lived connected, but invisible to Earth called Bonumalus, the land of the elements Fire, Water, Earth, and Air. It is here that he learns of the connection between the two worlds and that the growing climate trouble on Earth could be fixed here if he is willing to embark on a journey to become an Eague, a master of Water, and stay in Bonumalus. However, there is trouble brewing in this world and Lumen receives several mysterious warnings all with one thing in common -- a thistle, a sign of dangerous things to come.
Now Lumen must decide between giving his life to the study of the elements to help Earth fix the climate or join the mysterious group that want the inhabitants of Earth to be punished for what they have done to their world. Lumen and the Thistle is the first book of this intriguing contemporary Young Adult fantasy series that asks readers to think about their part to play in the future of our planet.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Excellent read! Conveys important message about climate change that I haven't seen anywhere else. The fact that that message is presented in young adult fiction is a great thing. Lumen is a relatable and lovable character. There are strong women/girls in the book that send a good message to young women and girls. The world created is so cool and interesting. All around great read for everyone, young and old.
Such an awesome book for kids and young adults alike. Conveys an important message that resonates with people everywhere. This should be required reading in school! Cant wait for the next one!
Lumen and the Thistle was fantastic! Great beginning to a new story line. Love Lumen, but think Janis was is my favorite character! It's a fun world being built here and the message is important. Share with your kids!