The collection of teen and tween fiction, poetry and reflections by Iona Jenkins, author, writer and poet.
Out now in print and and Kindle editions. The perfect Christmas gift for 12 to 16 year olds.
The author has created a magical and mysterious world full of colour and natural beauty...
...The descriptive language makes this book a delight for any lover of fantasy.
The atmospheric nature of the writing gives the reader the chance to escape through the pages of the book to a world where anything is possible...
The Garden of Possibility is the third and final book in the Legends of Lumenor trilogy of teen and tween fiction.
"Merlin's path is not quite plant power ... but then you have always known that Gabriel. If we are successful, then the next part of your boy's destiny will unfold as it should. The island that was lost will again be a special place for the Order of Lumen and he will have a major part to play in achieving that. I will teach him to walk between worlds and he will learn easily, for Nard's blood flows strong in his veins. The Sisters of Arian taught me, though I had to work hard to create a good portal... but then, you know my story."
The small islands in Lumenor’s oceans are often special places to the Order of Lumen. I name them in Welsh to make them stand out, to endow them with an air of mystery, musicality and magical possibility. There is no old Celtic language now, so Welsh provides a modern alternative. I have asked native speakers for translation from English to Welsh wherever possible, or on occasions, used an online translator. I can see two islands from the balcony of my apartment, which sometimes seem to float in mist, especially at twilight or in the early morning. I have always felt drawn to the small islands in the oceans of the British Isles, they are magic in my own imagination.
The idea of a starry species called Lumerin and the Golden Lady Aurora came from a song called ‘Woodstock’ – written by Joni Mitchell. She recorded it on an album called Ladies of the Canyon (1969). It got into the charts when it was recorded by a band called Crosby Stills Nash and Young (1970). The chorus goes:
We are stardust
Because the song was recorded for the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival in the U.S.A. I saw my Lumenor legends into a 1960s setting. The first one around 1960, the second around 1963 and the final one 1969/70.
The Garden of Possibility
'The Garden of Possibility', the final instalment in the Legends of Lumenor trilogy, is due out soon.
Hugo and Belladonna arrived only seconds after Kat had covered her crystal ball with a black velvet cloth.
"So tell me whether or not my son Nero could ever make a half decent scryer."
"He's certainly got the ability", Kat replied, "and I also believe that he is a mind invader. I sense great power within him, though it remains largely untapped. Dark Star has planted the seeds and we must nurture them, then force their growth. It's unfortunate that his character is not robust, he weakens easily and that could slow down his training. However, I have discovered something tonight that might afford us an opportunity. Young Greenway also has a weakness ... he still has to rely on his sister for protection. He too has great power, but like Nero he remains unsure of himself. Mark my words though, all that could change in an instant. You should also know that Jasmine Greenway has a mind that can block like steel shutters, as well as enormous self confidence."
Excerpt from book 3 of the Legends of Lumenor trilogy - coming soon
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