Daughter of the Stone by Kae Cheatham

Daughter of the Stone

byKae Cheatham

Kobo ebook | January 2, 2014

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Dwinn Somuron is part of the third generation of people whose starship crash-landed on a planet’s massive storm-battered plateau. More than half of the first generation explored the trees beyond the sheer escarpment—and vanished. Those remaining struggled for survival in the depths of a rock-shrouded realm they called the Always Dark. Dwinn lives in the Always Dark.

Within these stone walls, the once star-faring culture is reduced to feudal conditions and women are shunted aside as only workers and breeders. Dwinn abhors the conditions and continually breaks rules of conduct. She is driven by inherent memories that give fragments of her ancestors’ lives. There is a stone, her mind tells her...a special stone that can validate her family’s legend that those who vanished into the trees—into Beyond--really survived. Reaching Beyond is Dwinn’s obsessive goal. She has already planned her escape.

But her plans are stymied when she meets Lusaar Gursenni, the only son of the head official of the land. His enemies want to dispose of him and his reformist parent ruler. Lusaar resists and becomes a hunted man. Although their compulsions are different, Lusaar and Dwinn make concessions. Together they must battle mutual enemies and harsh environmental conditions while trying to reach their goals.


"...The science in [Daughter of the Stone] is basic and this is more of a social study of what would happen to a group of humans.... Indeed it shows that humans would become the basic rough creatures we all know ourselves to be, but with some saving examples that always seem to come to the fore to preserve us. Daughter of the Stone is a good and thoughtful book." --Novel Spot

"DAUGHTER OF THE STONE is both inventive and charming. The characters come to life on the pages (and a nice array of them, too). A remarkable job of creating an alien culture. Not everyone can do that." --Ardath Mayhar, Science Fiction Writers of America "Author Emeritus" for the 2008 Nebula Awards.

Title:Daughter of the StoneFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 2, 2014Publisher:KAIOS BooksLanguage:English

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