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Dark Eden - Chris Beckett
Dark Eden
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On the alien, sunless planet they call Eden, the 532 members of the Family shelter beneath the light and warmth of the Forest’s lantern trees. Beyond the Forest lie the mountains of the Snowy Dark and a cold so bitter and a night so profound that no man has ever crossed it. The Oldest among the... show more
On the alien, sunless planet they call Eden, the 532 members of the Family shelter beneath the light and warmth of the Forest’s lantern trees. Beyond the Forest lie the mountains of the Snowy Dark and a cold so bitter and a night so profound that no man has ever crossed it. The Oldest among the Family recount legends of a world where light came from the sky, where men and women made boats that could cross the stars. These ships brought us here, the Oldest say—and the Family must only wait for the travelers to return. But young John Redlantern will break the laws of Eden, shatter the Family and change history. He will abandon the old ways, venture into the Dark…and discover the truth about their world.Already remarkably acclaimed in the UK, Dark Eden is science fiction as literature; part parable, part powerful coming-of-age story, set in a truly original alien world of dark, sinister beauty--rendered in prose that is at once strikingly simple and stunningly inventive.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00FO60AVO
Publisher: Broadway Books
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
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The Fault in Our Blogs
The Fault in Our Blogs rated it
4.0 Dark Eden: A Novel
source: http://thefaultinourblogs.blogspot.comHoly Michael's names, this book! I was expecting some heart-warming philosophical novel when I picked it up, based off the reviews on the cover. The cover is gorgeous, by the way. It's iridescent. What I found was an imaginative world, and the story of i...
DoodlePanda reads stuff
DoodlePanda reads stuff rated it
3.0 Dark Eden
** 2.5 Stars **I am finding it very difficult to write a review for this book.On the one hand it was good, the story was interesting, the world-building was great. The whole idea of humans living on a different planet with stories and myths about life on Earth was really interesting. And I loved how...
DoodlePanda reads stuff
DoodlePanda reads stuff rated it
3.0 Dark Eden
** 2.5 Stars **I am finding it very difficult to write a review for this book.On the one hand it was good, the story was interesting, the world-building was great. The whole idea of humans living on a different planet with stories and myths about life on Earth was really interesting. And I loved how...
Roving Book Club
Roving Book Club rated it
4.0 Dark Eden by Chris Beckett
Read by Tiffany: Amazing world, lulls you with familiar words for animals (fox, bat, leopard), then describes them chapters later and you realise how alien they are (six limbs, flat eyes, snow leopards throw their voice, forest leopards sing to victims).Dark Eden is told through 2 main characters pr...
TezMillerOz
TezMillerOz rated it
3.0 Dark Eden
TRIGGER WARNINGS: Incest, ableism.The US cover sparked my interest, and the setting of Eden includes flora and fauna of which some is colourful and some lights up. I'm not even kidding when I say that a character, not unlike Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, has a light-up nose that comes in very hand...
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