Synopses & Reviews
Martin Martel is an exile in trouble with the gods. . . .
After finding out that he has unusual powers, he is banished from the planet Karnak. Thrust into the tranquil world of Aurore, vacation paradise for the galaxy, Martin finds that the reality of Aurore is much different from the planets serene veneer. The gods are wantonly cruel and indifferent to the chaos they cause: are they really gods or just men and woman with larger-than-life powers? Whatever the answer Martin Martel must challenge their supremacy to defend his life, love, and the fate of the galaxy.
Praise for L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
"Modesitt's abundant novelistic virtues -- great characters and plotting, impressive attention to detail -- aside: this is smart, aware, provocative, and engrossing on several political, economic, and professional levels."
--Kirkus, starred review on Flash
"Nonstop action, which . . . never sidelines good world-building and characterization. . . . A marvelous thriller that plausibly extrapolates from current possibilities in IT, AI, media, and crime, it also constitutes the way for newcomers to get acquainted with Modesitt-at his best."
--Booklist on Flash
"Thoughtful SF readers will appreciate this weighty tale of humanitarian intentions and social speculations.”
—Publishers Weekly on Ethos Effect
“If youre seeking space battles and diplomatic intrigue within a well though-out universe then Modesitt delivers in patches.”
--Vector on Ethos Effect
“Modesitt has outdone himself . . . This brilliant novel is as thought provoking as it is entertaining.”
--Publisher Weekly, starred review on Archform: Beauty
About the Author
L. E. Modesitt, Jr., is the bestselling author of the fantasy series The Saga of Recluce, Corean Chronicles, and the Imager Portfolio. His science fiction includes Adiamante, the Ecolitan novels, the Forever Hero Trilogy, and Archform: Beauty. Besides a writer, Modesitt has been a U.S. Navy pilot, a director of research for a political campaign, legislative assistant and staff director for a U.S. Congressman, Director of Legislation and Congressional Relations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a consultant on environmental, regulatory, and communications issues, and a college lecturer. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.