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A New York Times Best Book of the Year

New York Times bestselling author of Ender's Shadow

The sphere is alien in origin, but has been controlled by man for millennia. A legend as old as the stars rules this constructed world: When the seventh seventh seventh human Heptarch is crowned, he will be the Kristos and will bring eternal salvation . . . or the destruction of the cosmos.

Patience is the only daughter of the rightful Heptarch, but she, like her father before her, serves the usurper who has destroyed her family. For she has learned the true ruler's honor: Duty to one's race is more important than duty to one's self.

But the time for prudence has passed, and that which has slept for ages has awakened. And Patience must journey to the heartsoul of this planet to confront her destiny . . . and her world's.

Publisher: New York : Orb, 2003.
Edition: 1st Orb ed.
ISBN: 9780765305602
Branch Call Number: SCI FI Card Orson
Characteristics: 336 p. ;,21 cm.

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HanakoGal Dec 24, 2012

This book was fascinating, exciting, and contemplative all at the same time. The main character, Patience, is determined and smart; I liked seeing her mind think and her body fight and act. We get to see an alien world settled by humans and how they have adapted to all the strange natural lifeforms they found there.

Jun 12, 2012

was okay

May 19, 2011

The first OSC book I read. Came across this book at the school library in Jr High, and I've been an OSC fanatic ever since!


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