Lumen

by amymasson | @ddfalvo

Copper is a national pariah, rendered barren by a court-ordered procedure. Dan Keller is the Noble heir who turned his back on his community, for her. Desperate for a child of their own, Copper and Dan accept a baby from a mysterious stranger, but Arianne is no ordinary little girl. That’s a problem in a country like Edo, where the wrong birthright is a capitol offense—and now her hair is glowing.

The mercenary, Rhys Anders, is framed for murder and saddled with a toddler. The rugged tracker wants to foist his unwanted charge, Michael, on anyone else, but that changes when the wolf packs bow obeisance to the boy. Realizing that Michael is the true target of the danger that follows them, Rhys has a decision to make—give up everything he loves to keep Michael safe, or hand him over to an uncertain fate.

Neither the Kellers, or Rhys Anders, have any idea their world is on the brink of a supernatural war, or that the best hope for survival is in their guiding hands.

The two small children, celestial beings reborn in human form, are all that stands between the dark reaper and his conquest of Earth. From the moment of their birth, they are hunted for the power they hold inside. Too young for their destiny, fate has placed them with the guardians best suited to protect them. It’s a quick learning curve for the Kellers, and Rhys. Their troubled lives are further upturned as they dodge daemons, outwit lemmings, and defy national rule all for the love of a child, not their own. It nearly falls apart as each guardian faces their deepest fears to keep the children alive, because sometimes the daemon within is the most deadly.