The second book in Killiany's YA sci-fi series, "Life on Dirt," does an excellent job of moving the story forward for the first novel's three POV characters (Mara, Beth, and Jael), three teenaged girls with very different life experiences. Two new POV characters (Lije, the son of a powerful foreign oligarch, and Fatima, a prospective member of the mission Mara once hoped to join) are not only charming and interesting in their own right, but also serve to expand the reader's understanding of the alternate history setting, and shed some light on the paths the story might take going forward.
Killiany's writing is always clear and evocative, and never condescends to his audience, and his world-building is thoughtful and meticulous. I look forward to seeing where this story goes next.
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Life on Dirt (Dirt and Stars Book 2) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
AUTHOR: I began writing in 1967, right after I started reading, and--if you overlook thousands of rejections and thirty-three years of practice--was an immediate success. Since my first sale in 2000 I've sold three novels, a half-dozen novellas, and thirty-one short stories. I've also co-written or co-edited nineteen role-players' resource and rule books. My writing is fueled by two questions: "What happened?" and "What if?" The first motivates my exploration of lesser-known history, and the second drives my speculations about how our world would be changed if we had chosen differently. From those two streams my stories flow. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B06XPJ8B89
- Publisher : Evolved Publishing LLC; 1st edition (22 April 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 4642 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 313 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,353,484 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
4.5 out of 5
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