Dark Eden by Chris Beckett

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The novel has a closure...but no climax...This may be a way of allowing for a continuation....I for one would relish reading a sequel.
-Guardian

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On the alien, sunless planet they call Eden, the 532 members of the Family shelter beneath the light and warmth of the Forest’s lantern trees. Beyond the Forest lie the mountains of the Snowy Dark and a cold so bitter and a night so profound that no man has ever crossed it.

The Oldest among the Family recount legends of a world where light came from the sky, where men and women made boats that could cross the stars. These ships brought us here, the Oldest say—and the Family must only wait for the travelers to return.

But young John Redlantern will break the laws of Eden, shatter the Family and change history. He will abandon the old ways, venture into the Dark…and discover the truth about their world.

Already remarkably acclaimed in the UK, Dark Eden is science fiction as literature; part parable, part powerful coming-of-age story, set in a truly original alien world of dark, sinister beauty--rendered in prose that is at once strikingly simple and stunningly inventive.
 

About Chris Beckett

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Chris Beckett is a Microsoft Certified SharePoint Master, with 20 years of business solutions expertise, six years of dedicated SharePoint solutions consulting experience, thousands of hours of knowledge acquisition, training and professional development, and a deep expertise with SharePoint technologies. He is an active SharePoint community participant, and writes a SharePoint-focused blog. He is also a frequent speaker at user group and industry events.
 
Published April 1, 2014 by Broadway Books. 448 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction
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Kirkus

Below average
on Jan 23 2014

Absorbing if often familiar, inventive and linguistically adept but less than fully satisfying—there’s no climax...Enjoyable but no blockbuster.

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Guardian

Above average
Reviewed by Stuart Kelly on Jan 13 2012

The novel has a closure...but no climax...This may be a way of allowing for a continuation....I for one would relish reading a sequel.

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