Mei Lin Yu should have been looking forward to the next stage in her life. As a descendant of one of the Founding Families who led the exodus from a dying Earth and now rule New Eden, Mei's choices are endless. But she has never felt part of the Yu Family or the world of technological marvels and genetic perfection the Founders created.
All that will change the summer she spends at Mynyddamore, the home her ancestor Mabel Yu built in western Caelestis. Here, living among the Ddaerans, the original inhabitants of New Eden, Mei will discover secrets about Mabel Yu that her family want to keep buried and a truth about herself that will forever change her own destiny.
Between Mountain and Sea is a coming of age novel, the first book in Louisa Locke's Caelestis series in the Paradisi Chronicles (an open source, science fiction world created by multiple authors).
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About the Author
Not content with just writing about the past, Louisa Locke has now turned to the future with a new science fiction series set in the collaborative world of the Paradisi Chronicles.
Locke is an active member in the Alliance of Independent Authors, a director of Board of the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative, and a founder of the Paradisi Chronicles. For more about M. Louisa Locke and her work, go to http://mlouisalocke.com/
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Slow and wordy BUT because of good writing, earned 4 stars. DMB
I have enjoyed Locke's San Francisco series with its strong characters and excellent research into the era. I took a long time to get to her SFF series, The Caelestis Series. I've been disappointed by a lot of SF in the last few years. They are rather trite and filled with cliches. This book is not! I am excited to have a well written and cleverly crafted SFF to read. I have the other two books in this series and eagerly look forward to reading them.
I just finished reading the first third of this series, having waited a bit on it for the other two to be out or forthcoming. It is about a teenage girl, Mei Lin Yu, who is named after her grandmother who is one of the founders of their new world. Ten of the richest families left earth which was in decline and set up on a new planet, somewhat pushing the native people to their will. The final ship of Reachers (that helped build the first ten ships) may have never arrived. There are interesting animals, people with some extra abilities, and politics. As Mei is inconveniencing her brother and her parents are always off pursuing their careers elsewhere, she is shipped off to finally meet her grandparents for a couple months before she can hopefully get into the best school (at least if her parents' arrangement for a makeup exam following her missed one due to eye surgery gets her in). Well, she immediately hits it off with a monkey-type of animal and it sleeps at her feet and she talks to it, seemingly getting appropriate looks of compassion back. The people are interesting and she has several discoveries as she tries to connect with the lovely place where they live (not hard to do). The mysteries are beginning to unfold and many suspicions are being worked on. Can she help the local people she is coming to cherish? Is she really just a child who must honor her parents and their wishes? Does she even believe in these supernatural abilities some have claimed exist, including sensing weather patterns and talking to animals? She needs to know more and so do I. Can wait to read more, but I was pleased the way this book ended without a completely abrupt event that left me hanging in the wind too much. It was written so a teenager or adult can enjoy this captivating story.