From Emma Newman, the award-nominated author of Between Two Thorns, comes a novel of how one secret withheld to protect humanity's future might be its undoing....
Renata Ghali believed in Lee Suh-Mi's vision of a world far beyond Earth, calling to humanity. A planet promising to reveal the truth about our place in the cosmos, untainted by overpopulation, pollution and war. Ren believed in that vision enough to give up everything to follow Suh-Mi into the unknown.
More than 22 years have passed since Ren and the rest of the faithful braved the starry abyss and established a colony at the base of an enigmatic alien structure where Suh-Mi has since resided alone. All that time Ren has worked hard as the colony's 3-D printer engineer, creating the tools necessary for human survival in an alien environment and harbouring a devastating secret.
Ren continues to perpetuate the lie forming the foundation of the colony for the good of her fellow colonists, despite the personal cost. Then a stranger appears, far too young to have been part of the first planetfall, a man who bears a remarkable resemblance to Suh-Mi.
The truth Ren has concealed since planetfall can no longer be hidden. And its revelation might tear the colony apart....
Read by Emma Newman.
©2018 Emma Newman (P)2018 Blackstone Audio
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1 out of 5 stars
By Mark Regan on 22-01-18


The story lopes about like a 5 year old child in a sunny meadow and I don’t think was written with a clear beginning or end in mind.

The characters are poorly explored, the technology is poorly explained and
the ending is poorly conceived. If the Author is hoping to write a series and build a world I would ask if she could stop as she will only upset those that unknowingly purchase her books.

The writer narrates and she sounds nice, I think if she fed gone for a non-sci-fi story she would of had more success.

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5 out of 5 stars
By K on 12-01-18

thoughtfully written sci-fi with a soul

thoroughly enjoyed this well written sci-fi story. it's extremely efficient in that it has a limited cast and very few locations. it drives a strong plot through the eyes of a flawed protagonist which slowly reveals the mystery.

I will go on to read Newman's back catalogue on the strength of this

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