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    • ISBN:9781784299668
    • Publication date:14 Dec 2017
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Stained Light

The Gaia Chronicles Book 4

By Naomi Foyle

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'Foyle has built a fascinating portrait, often reminiscent of Ursula K. Le Guin in its layered complexity'. The fourth title in Naomi Foyle's critically acclaimed Gaia Chronicle is perfect 'for Hunger Games fans of all ages' says Library Journal.

'Foyle has built a fascinating portrait, often reminiscent of Ursula K. Le Guin in its layered complexity'. The fourth title in Naomi Foyle's critically acclaimed Gaia Chronicle is perfect 'for Hunger Games fans of all ages' says Library Journal.

Astra Ordott tried - and failed - to deny her destiny.

To cleanse her conscience and save those she loves, she made the ultimate sacrifice, giving up her freedom to hand herself over to the Is-Land authorities. But that was ten years ago, and the conflicts that have branded her a psychotic traitor are just getting hotter. All around her, long-simmering conflicts are beginning to boil over again, Non-Land and Is-Land are further from reunification than ever and the wider world is facing devastating threats both old and new.

Outside Astra's fortified Gaian homeland, an infertility crisis is threatening the survival of the human race, while global civilisation's reckless pursuit of rare earth mining is infuriating the ancient spirits of the planet.
Astra may have found her voice as a messenger of cosmic harmony - but is anyone listening? And if she cannot persuade humanity to respect the elemental laws of the universe, will she at least see her life-long personal enemies, Dr Samrod Blesserson and Ahn Orson, face justice on Earth?

Biographical Notes

Naomi Foyle was born in London, grew up in Hong Kong, Liverpool and Canada, and currently lives in Brighton. She spent three years in Korea, teaching English, writing travel journalism and acting in Korean educational television. She is a highly regarded poet and performer.

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  • ISBN: 9781782069256
  • Publication date: 14 Dec 2017
  • Page count: 336
  • Imprint: Jo Fletcher Books
Perfect for Hunger Games fans of all ages — Library Journal
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'Offering plenty of twists and surprises, Rook Song outdoes its predecessor . . . Book one was a commentary on how society should live to protect the planet, book two is a comment on how people should prevent international conflict and wars. We can only wait with bated breath to see what book three will campaign for' — Starburst Magazine on Rook Song
A friend recommended Astra as an invigorating sort of escapism. She was right. My first experience of SF enchanted and stimulated me — Dervla Murphy on Astra
I enjoyed Astra immensely. The novel's plot is fascinating . . . all of it set down in Foyle's smooth and flowing writing style — A Fantastical Librarian? on Astra
This is excellent Science Fiction and I heartily recommend it . . . reminiscent of LeGuin — Birmingham SF Group on Astra
It's hard-hitting, but it's poignant and incredibly thought-provoking . . . Naomi Foyle has a mastery of plotting and a way with words that's truly remarkable — Over The Effing Rainbow on Rook Song
Foyle has built a fascinating portrait, often reminiscent of Ursula K. Le Guin in its layered complexity, and threaded it into a fascinating coming of age story. Gripping — Love Reading on Astra
Slow and beautiful and aching, painting a picture of paradise on Earth so close to being what it pretends to be that it physically hurts — Skydancer8 on Astra
Rook Song is brave and unexpected . . . if you like your SF intelligent and stimulating do yourself a favour and pick up both Astra and Rook Song. You won't regret it — Upcoming4.me on Rook Song
An intensely deep, complex and thought-provoking narrative. It's a beautiful story, unique and daring — Bibliosanctum on Rook Song
A beguiling and absorbing sci-fi/fantasy novel . . . an uplifting celebration of bodily diversity and an illustration of the 'social model' of disability in action — Blind Spot on Rook Song
The book promises something even better than a new A Door Into the Ocean . . . it is nice to see a science fiction novel . . . confronting angst, lust, alienation, and jealousy (and, of course, menstruation and masturbation) head on — Strange Horizons on Astra
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