The Rising Flame: Box Set - Defender of the Flame + Herald of the Flame

The Rising Flame: Box Set - Defender of the Flame + Herald of the Flame

by Sylvia Engdahl

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The Rising Flame: Box Set - Defender of the Flame + Herald of the Flame by Sylvia Engdahl

Starship pilot Terry Radnor is elated to be among those chosen to defend the secret colony Maclairn against enemies who pose a threat to the spread of paranormal human mind powers, and commits himself wholly to its cause. On Maclairn he finds fulfillment; happily married to his soulmate and advancing rapidly in his career, he has no idea of how much grief his commitment will cost him or of the dangers and ordeals he will face beyond that world. Nor does he guess that the destiny ultimately in store for him is far stranger than anyone could have imagined.

While this series follows the Hidden Flame series--consisting of Stewards of the Flame and Promise of the Flame, which tell of the founding of Maclairn--it is a completely independent story set two hundred years later that can be read alone. Though it is not a Young Adult book and is not appropriate for middle school readers, it will be of special interest to adults and mature teens who have enjoyed Engdahl’s YA novels Enchantress from the Stars and The Far Side of Evil since it deals with some of the psi powers depicted in those books and takes a similar view of humankind's place in the universe.

From the Reviews:

On Book One, Defender of the Flame: “This book reaches back to the brio and speculation of Engdahl’s classic books of the Seventies... The reader will be taken on an exciting and suspenseful ride... With an admirable protagonist and many interesting and well-drawn characters major and minor, Defender is satisfying on multiple levels... I expected to like this book; I was startled that I loved it. A must read.” ---Nicholas Birns, author of Understanding Anthony Powell

On Book Two, Herald of the Flame: “A futuristic ride that has many parallels in today’s society. This is a ‘thinking man’s’ science fiction book - the type we need more of today!” --The Feathered Quill

On the Series: “These novels are not so much genre ‘Romance’ or even just ‘Science Fiction’ as they are Literature. These are novels about life.” --Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Alien Romances Reviews 14

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151951890
Publisher: Ad Stellae Books
Publication date: 05/25/2015
Series: Rising Flame
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Sylvia Engdahl is the author of ten science fiction novels. She is best known for her traditionally-published Young Adult novels that are also enjoyed by adults. One of them, Enchantress from the Stars, was a Newbery Honor book, winner of the 2000 Phoenix Award of the Children's Literature Association, and a finalist for the 2002 Book Sense Book of the Year in the Rediscovery category. Her Children of the Star trilogy, originally written for teens, was republished as adult SF. Recently she has been writing independently-published novels for adults, the Hidden Flame dulogy and the RIsing Flame duology. Although all her novels take place in the distant future on hypothetical worlds and thus are categorized as science fiction, they are character-driven and are directed more to mainstream readers than to avid science fiction fans. Engdahl is a strong advocate of space colonization and has maintained a widely-read space section of her website for many years. She has also recently issued an updated edition of her 1974 nonfiction book The Planet-Girded Suns: The History of Human Thought About Extrasolar Worlds, which is focused on original research in primary sources of the 17th through early 20th centuries. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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