Boetema suddenly develops the ability to astrally project to other worlds,
unintentionally possessing the bodies of people light years away. Inotu, her inquisitive brother with a pension for trouble, finds himself on the run after he's caught eavesdropping on an illegal business deal between small town business tycoons and their cyborg bodyguard. When Boetema accidentally gets someone hurt while in another girl's body, the siblings are forced to work together to solve the problems they've created on their planet and others.
AFAR is a coming-of age fantasy tale about two siblings. Boetema can astrally project, and her brother, Inotu, is forced to grow up when their reckless parents leave to work as salt shepherds. Boetema is tasked with figuring out why she dreams she's in other people's bodies, and in doing so,
makes matters worse on a planet hundreds of light years away. Inotu struggles to become a confident and supportive brother while they've been left alone by their parents. Poor, sleep-deprived, and on the run from a cyborg, the siblings work together to overcome their own personal obstacles, making their way across the desert to the thriving metropolis, Yopan.
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Interesting tale of a girl who goes to other worlds while she sleeps With an Arab-type setting, a brother and sister finds themselves running away from their homes. Boetema visits other worlds in her sleep, taking over alien bodies to interact with the locals. Meanwhile the two of them find obstacles in their quest for a stable life. The script is a bit stilted in places in my opinion but the plot is original and the collection is well-illustrated with plenty of colour. It's enjoyable and may lead to another volume but it's worth a look.