Beneath the twin moons of the planet Deucalion revolution is in the air. Is Deucalion fated to repeat the errors of the past, or is it really a new beginning?
Frozen in cryogenic sleep inhabitants of Old Earth have travelled across time and space to start a new life on the planet Deucalion. But what does it all mean for the Elokoi who lived there first? Can Saebi pass her Dream to the clans and set The Returning in motion before it is too late, and they are lost forever?
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What Reviewers Are Saying
'A fascinating book, with a wealth of possibilities for philosophical and ethical discussion.'
-- BookTrust Best Book Guide for Children and Young Adults, 2004
'I loved this exciting and though-provoking story.'
-- Emma, age 13, Boox
'In a cleverly-crafted style combining third-person narrative with the first-person narrative of several of the main characters, Brian Caswell develops an exciting tale incorporating space neo-colonialism, the treatment of indigenous peoples, their mythology, the morality of genetic experimentation, political intrigue, revolution, and combines all this with a mystery concerning a group of children escaping from Earth, who appear to have developed telepathy.
Highly recommended for teenagers and older. I have the feeling this isn't the last time Brian Caswelll writes about the planet Deucalion.
-- Arthur New, ACHUKA
'This prize-winning story could engage fans of Philip Pullman's Northern Lights trilogy looking for an imaginative and challenging read. Brian Caswell deftly constructs a new world, a great cast of characters and a strong plot. Moves at a good pace with moments of cinematic tension.'
-- Catherine Sack, School Librarian Journal, Winter 2002