Daughter of Eden

Daughter of Eden Angie Redlantern is the first to spot the boats five abreast with men in metal masks and spears standing proud ready for the fight to come As the people of New Earth declare war on the people of Main
  • Title: Daughter of Eden
  • Author: Chris Beckett
  • ISBN: 9781782392392
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Daughter of Eden
    Angie Redlantern is the first to spot the boats five abreast with men in metal masks and spears standing proud, ready for the fight to come As the people of New Earth declare war on the people of Mainground, a dangerous era has dawned for Eden After generations of division and disagreement, the two populations of Eden have finally broken their tentative peace, giving wAngie Redlantern is the first to spot the boats five abreast with men in metal masks and spears standing proud, ready for the fight to come As the people of New Earth declare war on the people of Mainground, a dangerous era has dawned for Eden After generations of division and disagreement, the two populations of Eden have finally broken their tentative peace, giving way to bloodshed and slaughter Angie must flee with her family across the pitch black of Snowy Dark to the place where it all started, the stone circle where the people from Earth first landed, where the story of Gela the mother of them all began.It is there that Angie witnesses the most extraordinary event, one that will change the history of Eden forever It will alter their future and re shape their past It is both a beginning and an ending.It is the true story of Eden.
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  • Chris Beckett

    Chris Beckett is a British social worker, university lecturer, and science fiction author.Beckett was educated at the Dragon School in Oxford and Bryanston School in Dorset, England He holds a BSc Honours in Psychology from the University of Bristol 1977 , a CQSW from the University of Wales 1981 , a Diploma in Advanced Social Work from Goldsmiths College, University of London 1977 , and an MA in English Studies from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge 2005.He has been a senior lecturer in social work at APU since 2000 He was a social worker for eight years and the manager of a children and families social work team for ten years Beckett has authored or co authored several textbooks and scholarly articles on social work.Beckett began writing SF short stories in 2005 His first SF novel, The Holy Machine, was published in 2007 He published his second novel in 2009, Marcher, based on a short story of the same name.Paul Di Filippo reviewed The Holy Machine for Asimov s, calling it One of the most accomplished novel debuts to attract my attention in some time Michael Levy of Strange Horizons called it a beautifully written and deeply thoughtful tale about a would be scientific utopia that has been bent sadly out of shape by both external and internal pressures Tony Ballantyne wrote in Interzone Let s waste no time this book is incredible His latest novel, Dark Eden, was hailed by Stuart Kelly of The Guardian as a superior piece of the theologically nuanced science fiction.Dark Eden was shortlisted for the 2012 BSFA Award for Best Novel.On 27 March 2013 it was announced that Julian Pavia at Broadway Books, part of the Crown Publishing Group, had acquired the US rights to Dark Eden and Gela s Ring from Michael Carlisle at Inkwell Management and Vanessa Kerr, Rights Director at Grove Atlantic in London, for a high five figure sum in US dollars.Beckett comments on his official website Although I always wanted to be a writer, I did not deliberately set out to be a science fiction writer in particular My stories are usually about my own life, things I see happening around me and things I struggle to make sense of But, for some reason, they always end up being science fiction I like the freedom it gives me to invent things and play with ideas If you going to make up the characters, why not make up the world as well It s what works for me.

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  • Both visceral and cerebral and incredibly realistic Like the other two books in the series, this is going to stay with me long after this read Mr Beckett understands human psychology and sociology so well one of my favorite things about this series is how the author makes parallels to our world and civilization and how it may have come about With its strong voice and unwavering commitment to world building, Dark Eden is one of the smartest and most inventive series I ve ever had the pleasure of [...]


  • Gro artiges Finale und f r mich bester Band der Reihe Eindrucksvolle Geschichte ber die Geschichten, die wir uns erz hlen, um die Welt zu verstehen.


  • As the Davidfolk flee to avoid violent takeover, Angie Redlantern recounts through periodic flashbacks her friendship with a shadowspeaker prophet At Circle Valley she and her people have a surprise encounter with Earth that forces them to question everything they think they know about Gela This is most like Margaret Atwood s Maddaddam it contrasts oral storytelling with written history and looks at how myths arise For several reasons, it is less satisfying than the previous books The distorted [...]


  • Chris Beckett did it again His masterful novel Dark Eden was one of my best read in 2013 alongside Adam Robert s Jack Glass I was skeptical regarding the next installment in the series, Mother of Eden What if Chris falls into routine and just repeats his first novel with some fancy decorative changes Well he didn t He gave us the next step in the evolution of skillfully portrayed Eden s society Another great piece of science fiction And then came Daughter of Eden and as I said at the beginning, [...]


  • The third book in the series was a mixture The first half of the book got a little repetitive This was all about Angie and her journey to become a Shadow talker, mixed with the attack from the John folk It was OK, but i thought it was lacking The second half was a lot interesting and really progressed the story along.The series is set up for some follow up stories, and i would be happy to listen to them when if they come out.Still a tough series to recommend to friends It is a marmite book, eit [...]


  • It s been a pleasure to read the Eden books I ve loved every page I can t recommend them enough Will probably write a proper review later need time to think A world I will revisit time to time Brilliant I enjoyed the change of perspective it was a brave thing to do in the final volume It worked very well though Angie is probably my favourite character in the entire series Also this volume has left me wondering most likely because it s end I suppose Wish it wasn t By far my favourite books of thi [...]


  • What a fine series this has been and this is a fitting conclusion As evocative, mysterious and atmospheric as always Excellent 4 4.5 stars.


  • I first listened to the audio book of Dark Eden when I was moving to the house I am in now 2015, going back and forth, back and forth, from Durham to Chapel Hill There and back again And last year, December 2015, I listened to the audio book for Mother of Eden , and this year I was delighted to see that audible was carrying Daughter of Eden I really love fresh and new sci fi something that is than just the tired, same old re telling of cold war otherness Don t get me wrong I love those stories, [...]


  • Following on from Mother of Eden, Daughter of Eden takes place in the same rough timeframe, which is a bit disappointing I would have liked to see it jump another few centuries into the future of this sad and twisted society, as Mother of Eden did after Dark Eden The Eden stories are not so much about what happens, but rather what happens next and I d prefer to have seen the continued growth and development of Eden society a bunch of paleolithic inbred descendants of two stranded astronauts on a [...]


  • The narrator here is Angie Redlantern, childhood friend of Starlight, the protagonist of the previous novel in Beckett s Dark Eden sequence, Mother of Eden, but long since struck out on her own from Knee Tree Grounds and living among the Davidfolk in Veeklehouse on the near side of Worldpool Angie is a batface, one of the many such in Eden as a consequence of the inbreeding unavoidable in the scenario She had for a long time been companion to Mary, a shadowspeaker faithful to the cult of Gela bu [...]


  • A fitting and excellent end to the trilogy The planet Eden is at war and Angie Redlantern flees to the original landing zone The arrival of a space ship from earth challenges her and ask many questions Her relationship with her best friend, someone who she thought was dead plays a important role in her personal development The core of the book is about a society who s interpretation of the past is changed by earth The earth crew are certain that the original expedition failed with all the origin [...]


  • I should have stopped reading this series after the first book I don t even know what I expected to happen I think, I didn t try to figure out anything and that s the problem Maybe if I thought about the possible outcomes , I wouldn t want to read the sequels.This book s first part is boring boring and annoying annoying The shadowspeakers claim they can hear Mother Gela who says this and says that, but please somebody f cking tell them already that she s not alive It s not the people s fault tha [...]


  • This is the third book in the Dark Eden trilogy and it works excellently as a final chapter to the story Thinking about it as a standalone might be different it still works, but would lose some of its effectiveness, particularly in the perspective of the power of stories and histories, both oral and written Angie is the perfect protagonist for this part of the story, the grateful darkness to Starlight from Mother Of Eden, learning to find her own place in the world over the course of her flight [...]


  • The third book in the Dark Eden series, this is not so much a sequel to its predecessor as a companion piece to it, as Beckett chooses to set Daughter of Eden just a matter of years after the events of Mother of Eden rather than advancing his society by several generations, as the second book had done Not a radical advance, but a shift of focus, away from the sociological questions of the second book, to an examination of the powerful role both positive and negative, cohesive and divisive that t [...]


  • The Dark Eden series takes place on an ingeniously imagined planet, one that sources energy from its molten core rather than a sun The indigenous flora, fauna, landscape and weather describe an ecosystem unique and definitely workable enough to satisfy and intrigue your sci fi bone The author s main interest, though, is the development of society from family to clan to culture The tale is told by the highly inbred offspring of two stranded space travelers In this social experiment, Eden culture [...]


  • Daughter of Eden was highly anticipated, at least in my book After the fascinating Dark Eden and its worthy heiress Mother of Eden, I wondered what had Beckett planned for the finale I barely read the blurb before picking up the book, but that didn t hinder me If anything, Daughter of Eden is a book that reads in one go Like both previous installments, this novel is primarily an exploration of ideas The evolution of society, the power of belief, the grasp of almost organized religion, the accura [...]


  • I loved Dark Eden, I struggled very slightly with Mother of Eden, I struggled quite a bit with DoE I think I just got bored, especially with all the flashbacks I just don t see what they really added I started the book at Christmas I think and then ended up putting it down half way through for about three months while I read a load of other books It s really a matter of pride that I try never not to finish a book, so I picked it up again and am glad that I didbut it was pretty hard work.DoE cont [...]


  • This is literature at its best Imagination that conjures a fantastic but believable world, characters that are nuanced and ring true and themes that talk to us about what it means to be human Beyond the fast paced character driven plots there is a beautiful expos about why we tell ourselves the stories we do and how core our culture is to our sense of being I read Dark Eden, Mother of Eden and Daughter of Eden in quick succession Dark Eden holds up well as a story in its own right, but the follo [...]


  • I really loved this series It is quite good sci fi, but it asks a lot of interesting sociological questions, and the reader finds themselves in very original situations, that don t always have happy endings, or endings at all really I can t say that I would recommend this series to everyone The language takes some time to get used to for sure But it asks a lot of questions about the stories we tell ourselves and the tendencies of human nature I found it really, really enjoyable, and it was the k [...]


  • I enjoyed reading this book so much that I can hardly put it into words The third book in the series, you definitely need to have read the first two before this one Written in the same magical tone as the previous two books, describing the wonderous, dark planet of Eden, I don t want to give anything of the story away to spoil it for anybody This book made me cry out oh my god To an empty house about halfway through Chris becket deserves recognition for this series Awesome Thank you


  • I enjoyed this first two in this series but found this one slow and over descriptive I really disliked the ending Mary s change of direction in her shadow speaking just wasn t convincing, and happened in a couple of pages Overall, I didn t like the shadow speaking religious overtones of the book, and was frustrated that there was nothing on the one progressive society on the planet As with the other books, the world is well drawn, and the return of an earth ship and how that plays out is interes [...]


  • Story telling, oral history changing over time and retold from different points of view , the value of religion and stories in general, what to believe in, why we need stories, all combined with social comments about high and low people, brought to a boil by Earth finally returning to Eden, but not quite as everyone had expected I couldn t put it down and just had to finish it A worthy ending to this trilogy and it makes me wonder what Beckett will create next.


  • A fitting end to the series and one which I don t want to spoil Needless to say that it continues the history of Eden, and whilst it doesn t quite reflect the magic of the first book it improves on the second story The life and times of Eden are just as believable and just as heart wrenching I read this in just a few days, parts of it are just unputdownable I m so glad I found this author, and if you haven t read the short story collection then you really should check it out


  • I really liked the complete series and the third book brings a very satisfying conclusion but also leaves open the possibility of follow up books I would be very interested to know how that society will continue to evolve.I read a lot of science fiction and these books are very unique Eden is fascinating.


  • A truly outstanding book I could barely put it down For those interested in the human side of sci fi, rather than the technology side, this is an absolute must Reminded me in many ways of Patrick Ness.Read it


  • This is probably the best ending for this series I m sad I won t be reading any from the people of eden This world chris Beckett has made is one of the most unique and beautiful that I have ever read.


  • This series is one of my absolute favorites It commentates on social issues of sexism and classism in a unique and new way This book was not my favorite of the three however it is a satisfying end to the trilogy though I am still hoping for



  • Not a series I will read again and somewhat slow paced but it made me think and I am not likely to forget it.


  • This is a slow paced and introspective story, even a bit predictable, but I feel like Beckett finally managed the nuance I was wishing for in the very first Eden book I couldn t put it down.


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