There's magic in the world. Humans all carry some, and every once in a while someone with an inordinate amount of magic comes along. What we don't know is that left raw, this magic can lose purpose and become destructive, as we are often unable to channel it in a positive way. This is where Liminals come in.
Often confused for faeries or pixies, Liminals are neither. They are a species of their own. Liminals help talented humans by cultivating and reshaping their magic, and in return, they take a small amount for themselves. It's needed for their survival, you see. But something is happening in the world; humans with this kind of magic appear less often. The Liminal population is fading, and they're not the only ones. Darker forces are at play, and Liminals are faced with protecting their human charges while waiting for the right time to cultivate their magic.
Will it be too late?
In Liminal Lights, the first of a three book series, J.M. Bogart has developed an intriguing concept where symbiotic relationships are meant to keep balance. Following a strong plot, Liminals come to life as the reader journeys alongside Bean, Tissa, and Pritt through Bogart's wonderful imagination. Written with the Middle Grade student population in mind, her masterful use of language is engaging without becoming overly challenging. However, as a read aloud or for independent reading, Liminal Lights is without a doubt a page-turner that will appeal to younger and older audiences as well.
Liminal Lights was published by Morning Rain Publishing on May 15, 2014, and is available in both e-book and print versions.
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