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Author: Patricia McKillip
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Battle Axes
This omnibus edition combines the acclaimed Patricia A. McKillip’s two science-fiction novels, Moon-Flash and The Moon and the Face.
Kyreol’s small world begins at the Face, a high rock cliff, and ends at Fourteen Falls, a series of rapids. Each year, her people celebrate Moon-Flash—a spark of light that seems to come from and go into the moon, a symbol of life and joy. When a mysterious stranger arrives, Kyreol wants to know more about him, as well as the Moon-Flash, and soon she and her childhood friend Terje leave their home to look for answers. Those answers will pluck Kyreol from Riverworld and transform her life forever—by fast-forwarding her into a future she can barely comprehend.
I have yet to read a book by McKillip that I don’t like. This was no exception. Beautiful, flowing, as much about the pacing of the words and sentences as the story itself. In all honesty, the story itself didn’t do a thing for me.