The Path of the Lost Series

I was blown away by the force of imagination in this book.... Sometimes I felt like I was dreaming, or tripping, or in a nightmare, or viewing a piece of surrealist art.
— James Whitmore, co-author of The Handbook
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Book 1: The Path of the Lost (Release date: July 2018)

The first book in a timely fantasy series about discovering the power of representation and perception in a world without art.

Zynthia is a Delver of the Cosm, one of the last of her kind. She has the ability to unleash the power of art, melody and narrative in a world that has outlawed creative expression. After her grandmother’s death, she is left to Delve on her own in the hope of discovering a lost ‘key’ that could preserve the Cosm’s light and save her world from fading into oblivion.

A single painting leads her to James, a man who is caught between two worlds.

After forming a fragile alliance with a Guardian and a rebel, Zynthia and James embark on the Path of the Lost. This ever-changing trail is haunted by forgotten creatures and secrets of the Cosm’s past.

Is James really the key Zynthia has been searching for? Can he learn to harness the power of his art to help in the battle against the Lost? Or has Zynthia’s Delving initiated a chain of events that will plunge her world into darkness forever?

Praise for The Path of the Lost:

'Richly imagined and deftly written. It is also full of tender and surprising observation and illumination, and also a wondrous defence of creativity and inspiration.'

 – Christos Tsiolkas, award-winning author of The Slap

'It's in times like these, when fantasy can lift us out of reality and give us a better grip on what really matters - and that's what Beau Kondos' book The Path of the Lost did for me... A stellar start to a new fantasy series, a new take on Ray Bradbury for the #LoveOzYA set - that positions art and artistic expression as a power not to be denied or diluted.'

 – Danielle Binks, editor and contributor of the ABIA award-winning

Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology

'An exploration of the nature of creativity and its link to the soul. Beau Kondos is an emerging YA writer with a rich imagination and a love of storytelling in all its forms, who writes from the heart.'

 – Paula Weston, author of The Rephaim Series