By: Karen Lord
Published By: Del Rey
Publication Date: January 6, 2015
Page Count: 336
Source: ARC Kindly Provided by Publisher
Audience: Young Adult/Adult - Science Fiction
I was completely enthralled by the first 75% of this book, but the last quarter really didn’t work for me which makes this a difficult review to write. I will try not to reveal too much, but be warned: there will be two minor spoilers in the 4th paragraph of this review.
Rafi is a psy-gifted young man in a society that doesn’t really know how to handle citizens with that type of talent. We meet him as he is escaping the strictures of a school for similarly “gifted” students and going on the run from the planetary government. His best friend, Ntenman, joins him as he heads across the galaxy to a more accepting planet called Punartam. The story follows Rafi and Ntenman as they negotiate their places in a society where political and social relationships are currency and potent forces are in play that may change the balance of power in the galaxy.