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Title: Empyrion: The Search for Fierra by Stephen R. Lawhead
Orion Treet is hired to take part in a mission to check on the status of a space colony which has been established by a private company. Three others are a part of the team and they successfully locate the colony on a far distant planet, but something has gone horribly wrong. Not only have they arrived in the wrong time period, but they’ve also stumbled into a dystopia. Their reception is less than ideal, and they must find a way to escape and find the Fieri, the other group of human descendants. Can they find the answers to what went wrong and make things right again?
My husband actually recommended this book to me. I liked it a lot more than I expected to. It’s a unique story about how a human society develops, removed from the influences of Earth. The setting is interesting and the supporting characters are unique, if a bit odd at times. Yarden, Treet’s love interest, is definitely an enigma. The end of the book segues into the next, when Treet continues his mission to keep Fierra safe. I left out a lot of details, but I didn’t want to totally ruin the story for you. It’s more fun to discover Empyrion for yourself. 🙂
I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series, but it will probably have to wait a little while. We’re scheduled to move in a few days and I don’t want to tote library books along with us!
I recommend Empyrion: The Search for Fierra to teen and adult fans of science fiction. It’s a unique and entertaining adventure story, which I think you’ll really enjoy.
“Treet had to admit that he did indeed like living; it was, after all, one of the things that made life so worthwhile.” (p.2)
“To be alive and know you were dying and know too there was nothing you could do about it, thought Treet in one of his lucid moments, was surely the worst trick of a whole universe full of lousy tricks.” (p.343)
- A little violence
- A bit of bad language
- Religious commentary (There is a distinct good vs. evil undertone to the book, which can easily be ascribed a Christian influence.)
Rating: 4 Stars
Until next time…