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Trilogy including This Star Shall Abide, Beyond the Tomorrow Mountains and The Doors of the Universe.
Noren knew that his world was not as it should be--it was wrong that only the Scholars, and their representatives the Technicians, could use metal tools and Machines. It was wrong that only they had access to the mysterious City, which he had always longed to enter. Above all, it was wrong for the Scholars to have sole power over the distribution of knowledge. The High Law imposed these restrictions and many others, though the Prophecy promised that someday knowledge and Machines would be available to everyone. Noren was a heretic. He defied the High Law and had no faith in the Prophecy's fulfillment. But the more he learned of the grim truth about his people's deprivations, the less possible it seemed that their world could ever be changed. It would take more drastic steps than anyone imagined to restore their rightful heritage.
Though the three novels were originally published as Young Adult, this one-volume edition was issued as adult science fiction.
Children of the Star excerpt
"There is nothing juvenile about [these novels] ... Engdahl tells an important and pertinent story, a parable about the ethical uses of mythology." --San Jose Mercury News
"Wrestles with deeply adult problems of an apparently meaningless universe and of a peopleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s right to know facts that may destroy everything they hold dear." --Psychology Today
"Haunts the reader long after it is finished." --Journal of Reading
Book Publisher: Meisha Merlin
No. of Pages: 725
Acid Free Paper: Yes
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