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Product Details

  • Paperback: 306 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 21, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456389432
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456389437
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,110,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

What would you do if an ordinary day turned out to be the end of the world?
How far would you go to protect the ones you love?
Who would you be willing to die for?
Who would you kill for?

Those are just a few of the questions asked by Homo Luminous

Homo Luminous is the story of two friends struggling to survive the end of their world, while coping with changes to themselves and the world that they don't understand. 

Walk beside David and Chris as they struggle to survive.

About 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.

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 4, 2011
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Juanita Tidwell on January 9, 2011
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David, Chris and Mike. Three very different friends.

What begins as a normal day is turned upside down by unknown events and things will
never to be the same.

In the following chaos family, friends and strangers must band together to survive. This struggle for survival will reveal the strength and weakness of the individuals and the power to be found in people united in a common purpose.

Fast paced action intertwined with heartfelt emotions both devastating and uplifting.

A very satisfying post apocalyptic ride.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Pepper on September 3, 2011
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Not sure if a sequel is planned but the story takes you through a lot and then drops you and finishes with an epilogue. It's as if the writer got tired of the story. It's well written up to that point in the story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David C. Wuensche on March 9, 2011
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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.
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Unique plot. Characters to care about, villians to despise. Dangers! What more could you ask for?
There are some recurring spell-check problems (i.e. 'site' instead of 'sight', etc.), however the story line and action were good enough to slide me right by those errors and keep on reading.
I highly recommend it, and will be looking for more from this author.
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More About 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.