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Stained Light

The Gaia Chronicles Book 4

By Naomi Foyle

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Astra may have found her voice as a messenger of cosmic harmony - but is anyone listening? The final installment in this critically-acclaimed SF quartet 'for Hunger Games fans of all ages' (Library Journal). Perfect for fans of Ursula K. Le Guin, Joan Slonczewski and Joyce Carol Oates.

Astra Ordott tried - and failed - to deny her destiny. The final installment in the critically-acclaimed SF quartet 'for Hunger Games fans of all ages' (Library Journal). Perfect for fans of Ursula K. Le Guin, Joan Slonczewski and Joyce Carol Oates.

For ten years Astra Ordott has lived as a traitor, hated by most of her fellow prisoners and abused by the guards. She made the ultimate sacrifice to save those she loved, voluntarily giving up her freedom when she handed herself over to the Is-Land authorities. Now long-simmering conflicts are beginning to boil over again as the wider world faces devastating threats both old and new. Non-Land and Is-Land are further from reunification than ever.

Outside Astra's fortified Gaian homeland, an infertility crisis is threatening the survival of the human race, while the world's reliance on rare earth metals is infuriating the ancient spirits of the planet.

Astra may have found her voice as a messenger of cosmic harmony - but is anyone listening?

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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  • Publication date: 06 Sep 2018
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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 Rook Song
[Astra] enchanted and stimulated me — Dervla Murphy, bestselling author of Full Tilt: Ireland to India With a Bicycle
The joy of an adventure story and the weight of myth, as crafted by a true storyteller — Bidisha
Perfect for Hunger Games fans of all ages — Library Journal
A complex and daring literary story — Upcoming4.me on Astra

Naomi Foyle has a mastery of plotting and a way with words that's truly remarkable

— Over The Effing Rainbow
Reminiscent of Ursula K. Le Guin's Always Coming Home and elements of Cloud Atlas, as well as Starhawk's The Fifth Sacred Thing . . . a believable and textured world where all is not as it seems — The Women's Library
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