Throne Price: Part Four of the Okal Rel Saga by Lynda Williams

Throne Price: Part Four of the Okal Rel Saga

byLynda Williams

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War threatens to destroy both worlds...

In the far reaches of space the descendants of humanity have evolved into two vastly different cultures. On the planet Rire, the Reetions use computer technology to ensure comfort and equality for all. On Gelion, genetically modified Sevolites adhere to a strict ­hierarchy based on racial purity and ones ability to wield a sword.

As war threatens to destroy both worlds, two men, Erien of Rire and Amel of Gelion, attempt to preserve the fragile peace. Together they hope to unravel the complex web of intrigues and ancient hatred that threatens to destroy ­humanity itself.

This is book four of the Okal Rel Saga, a massive ten part epic, of love, war, betrayal, and hope.

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About the authors:

Lynda Williams is a graduate of the University of Victoria, where she ­specialized in organic chemistry and creative writing. Her short work “Bride’s Story” set in the Okal Rel universe, was recently published in Erotic Fantastic. She lives in British Columbia, Canada.

Alison Sinclair was born in Colchester, England and graduated from McMaster University with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Her first published novel, Legacies, which earned a spot on the Locus Best of Year List in 1995 was followed by Blueheart, and Cavalcade - which was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1998. Alison lives in Victoria, Canada.

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Praise:

"Despite how strange the Sevolites seem from our perspective, the authors achieve a fine depth of characterization, subtly and movingly tied to all the hints about how enculturation works in both societies. Both a political thriller and a clear-eyed view of how science might create a wholly biological social hierarchy, Throne Price is thoughtful entertainment at its best." - Douglas Barbour, Canadian Book Review Annual

"Throne Price is a difficult book to summarize due to the twisted nature of Gelack politics and the complex net of shifting loyalties. It's easy enough to call it science fiction, but like all good science fiction, it examines deeper issues: loyalty, love, propriety, sexual relationships (heterosexuality, homosexuality and incest) and family values, among others. Authors Lynda Williams and Alison Sinclair treat each of these subjects -- even the most difficult ones -- fairly. The authors do an admirable job of juggling all the storylines without dropping anything and thoughtfully provide a glossary of Gelack terms." - Laurie Thayer, reviewer

"I recommend this book highly... Throne Price has intrigue, mystery and a wealth of history imbedded in a futuristic story setting.... Maybe I am just being selfish, but I am betting that most of you will love this book … and those that don’t … well there is no accounting for taste." - Stephanie Ann Johanson, Neo-Opsis

"Throne Price is science fiction for the intellectual reader. ... The characters are unusual, yet they make sense within the parameters of the societies with which they identify. We rated this work five hearts." - Bob Spear, Heartland Reviews

"...one of the most original and ­fascinating works of fantasy I have ever read... marvellous world-building, and a genuine page-turner of a plot." - Marie Jakober, author

"An exhilarating and enjoyable read, Throne Price is enthusiastically recommended reading for dedicated and discerning science fiction fans." - Library Bookwatch

"... you may find yourself caught up, as I did, by a complex and richly-imagined story. Like a Shakespearian tragedy, Throne Price leaves you with almost as much sympathy for the "villains" as for the "heros." Throne Price aims, ever so indirectly at the question "what does it really mean to be human?" I eagerly look forward to Williams and Sinclair’s future novels." - David Casperson

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Title:Throne Price: Part Four of the Okal Rel SagaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 16, 2012Publisher:EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770530371

ISBN - 13:9781770530379

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