I enjoyed Luminous and Ominous. The questions it poses are fantastic; who would you take and who would you leave behind in the last days of our invaded planet? When is it time to resist and when is it time to except those things one cannot change? The main character Henry wrestles with these very questions. We follow his journey through the days of the invasion of Earth by the beautifully described Cornucopia Blue. With subtle influences from H G Wells War of the Worlds it puts a modern slant on the fears that this type of invasion could conjure and expresses the emotional turmoil felt by the variety of characters. With beautifully descriptive prose and gently moving situations, we follow Henry and those he chooses to take with him through a well conceived journey through uncertain times. I live in anticipation of the next book which will hopefully round off Henry and Earth’s journey to a satisfactory conclusion.
Star rating: 4/5
Review by Pippa Galloway