by Hilari Bell

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To save the world from an alien invasion, humanity altered their children's genetic code--but now they're paying the price. Earth's younger generations are dying of a new disease. Salvation may lie in outer space, in the DNA of humans who founded colonies before the alien attack. That is, if Earth's settlers can be found.

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ISBN-13: 9780451457882
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/2000
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 4.26(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.92(d)

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Navohar 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My only dissatisfaction is the author's depiction of the principal protagonist. The character is a medical doctor/researcher who is very much inclined to hysterical responses unfitting a person of the character portrayed. On top of that, the protagonist is incredibly stubborn to yhe point of getting herself in dire circumstances. There are pages where I wished the author had terminated the character and put a more adult character in place. --------- Leonard
harstan More than 1 year ago

The Vrell were an alien slave trading race who attacked the earth in full force, but were repelled by scientists who developed a virus that killed the invaders. The victory came with a huge price tag as one out of every two hundred children born die young from GED, a genetic disease that every newborn carries. There remains one hope left for the planet¿s future, which is to locate an earth colony established before the Vrell aggression occurred.

Scientist Irene Olson, her nephew Mark under a death sentence from GED, and a host of her peers, are on a three year expedition trying to track lost colonies. They have found many colonies, but in each case, alien plagues have killed everyone. Their hopes soar when they reach NAVOHAR where colonists live having survived a deadly plague. Irene prays that their blood and DNA will bring the cure to the dying children of earth, but first she must uncover the secrets that the inhabitants are hiding from her.

NAVOHAR is a fast-paced, exciting space opera novel that employs a wicked mystery to add to the brilliantly executed story line. The characters feel genuine and strike a sympathetic chord with the audience. The alien landscape makes the plot feel realistic as talented newcomer Hilari Bell shows she is a born storyteller by painting a vivid visual picture. This is one writer whose star appears ready to illuminate the genre with excitement.

Harriet Klausner