Author: Chris Beckett
Genre: Science Fiction
Number of Pages: 448
Publisher: Broadway Books
Published: April 1, 2014
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.
I wanted to like this book so much. I really did, and now I am sad that I couldn't get into it. I was just to confused with it. The language was challenging, words repeated themselves, and there was so many made of phrases that I just didn't understand,
The idea behind the book seemed interesting, that is why I thought I was going to be able to finish it. I am a huge Science Fiction junkie. But I stopped at around 10%. I can't say much for I couldn't pull myself to finish.
I don't want someone to read this and say "Well now I won't read this!" Give it a chance please! I might not like it but someone else can!