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THE TALES OF THE SCATTERED EARTH:

Once, long ago, there was one Earth. It was said that many deities gazed down upon it protectively, and there was balance between them all. Then something went wrong. The balance shifted—toward darkness. Earth was shattered, her people destroyed, her remains scattered far and wide. But the gods survived the cataclysm. They scattered as well,...
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Overview

THE TALES OF THE SCATTERED EARTH:

Once, long ago, there was one Earth. It was said that many deities gazed down upon it protectively, and there was balance between them all. Then something went wrong. The balance shifted—toward darkness. Earth was shattered, her people destroyed, her remains scattered far and wide. But the gods survived the cataclysm. They scattered as well, each pursuing a fragment of their former domain. And, when they overtook those shards, the gods drew upon what power remained to them to restore their worshippers to life.

These new followers rose from dust and imperfect memory, for the gods too had been injured. Each claimed a new home, and a new life, and each thought itself—at least at first—to be the only Earth. All memory of their former world was lost, except vague memories of the gods who gave them new life. Then, one day, a single great event drew all their eyes to the stars—and beyond. And each of them felt a yearning. Something in them desired to be whole again, or at least to understand.

These are their stories.

These are The Tales of the Scattered Earth.

GUILT IN INNOCENCE

The Olodumare Hegemony rules the entire solar system. Led by Oba Isembi, the primary agents of his rule are the Ori-Inu: highly trained telepathic operatives, who do the Oba's dirty work. They are found and trained by Orisha.

When Ori-Inu start disappearing, Isembi sends his finest Orisha, Hembadoon, to investigate. But when he is injured in a refinery explosion, it's up to Folami—Isembi's best, most powerful Ori-Inu—to learn the truth about the missing operatives.

Folami uncovers a conspiracy to overthrow Isembi, encounters an old comrade whom she thought was dead, and awakens hidden memories that rock her very identity to its core!

A new tale of the Scattered Earth, and the first of many new adventures of the Olodumare Hegemony by international best-selling, award-winning author Keith R.A. DeCandido!

GUILT IN INNOCENCE is the third full-length novel in The Tales of the Scattered Earth, joining Aaron Rosenberg's BIRTH OF THE DREAD REMORA, HONOR OF THE DREAD REMORA, and Crossed Paths, and David Niall Wilson's THE SECOND VEIL. Each author begins with their own world, their own culture, their own story...but there is something out there...something that will draw them altogether. Watch for more from these authors, as well as a brand new world and novel from award-winning author Melissa Scott in the summer of 2014.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013370418
  • Publisher: Crossroad Press
  • Publication date: 9/13/2011
  • Series: Tales of the Scattered Earth , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 664,088
  • File size: 565 KB

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  • Posted October 29, 2013

    I was very disappointed with this book. I didn't even finish it

    I was very disappointed with this book. I didn't even finish it. The author uses too many similar sounding names for people, places and things. I had to keep flipping back to make sure I was understanding which character and where. This is very distracting and detracts from the enjoyment of reading a good story. Science fiction asks us to suspend our sense of reality and embrace the imaginary - this I am happy to do. However, having to tangle my mind around so many place/character names that are of "alien" language is too taxing to make the effort enjoyable. The author needlessly complicates the story by naming everything; rather than simply state, 'she fired her pistol' or 'sidearm' - he has to NAME it "Bayo" and the same is true of a rifle-type weapon; it is an "Ayoka". I can't tell you about the actual story, I was too annoyed by practically having to take notes to plow through a fictional work to finish it and I simply gave it up. Not worth it.

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  • Posted November 13, 2012

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    Another great OCLT story

    Picking up the baton in this great Original Fiction series from Crossroad Press; Guilt in Innocence sees Keith add an extra level of interest to a clever sci-fi tale.

    The Hegemony must find out what happened to its crack telepaths, and sends its best to investigate. What unfolds is a convoluted plot of devious design and dark ambition, with a little misfortune and plenty of interesting sci-fi elements thrown in for good measure.

    Using a mixture of West African culture and a near medieval-Oriental style of deference and focus, the story is lifted from an enjoyable sci-fi romp to another interesting and diverse tale in the Scattered Earth series.

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