Spear of Light by Brenda Cooper audiobook

Spear of Light: The Glittering Edge, Book Two

By Brenda Cooper
Read by Soneela Nankani

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9781633881341

The Glittering Edge Series: Book 2

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When the posthuman Next suddenly reappear in a solar system that banished them, humans are threatened. Their reactions vary from disgust and anger to yearning to live forever like the powerful Next, who are casually building a new city out of starships in the heart of the rewilded planet Lym. The first families of Lym must deal with invasion while they grapple with their own inner fears. Ranger Charlie Windar is desperate to save his beloved planet. The Next are building strange cities he never imagined, and other humans who want to destroy the Next are his worst enemies. Ambassador Nona Hall strives to forge links between the powerful station she’s from, the Diamond Deep, and the people of Lym. The formidable merchant Gunnar Ellensson appears to be up to no good, and as usual his motivations are suspect. Why is he sending ships to Lym, and what does he intend to do with them when he arrives? The Shining Revolution threatens to undo everything by attacking the Next on Lym, and their desire to eradicate the posthumans is greater than their desire to save humanity’s home. It is entirely possible that they will draw the wrath of the Next onto all of humanity. In the meantime, the Next’s motives remain inscrutable. Why are they here at all? What do they want? Why are they interested in the ancient past of a planet that has been ravaged and rebuilt at least once?

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Summary

Summary

When the posthuman Next suddenly reappear in a solar system that banished them, humans are threatened. Their reactions vary from disgust and anger to yearning to live forever like the powerful Next, who are casually building a new city out of starships in the heart of the rewilded planet Lym. The first families of Lym must deal with invasion while they grapple with their own inner fears.

Ranger Charlie Windar is desperate to save his beloved planet. The Next are building strange cities he never imagined, and other humans who want to destroy the Next are his worst enemies.

Ambassador Nona Hall strives to forge links between the powerful station she’s from, the Diamond Deep, and the people of Lym. The formidable merchant Gunnar Ellensson appears to be up to no good, and as usual his motivations are suspect. Why is he sending ships to Lym, and what does he intend to do with them when he arrives?

The Shining Revolution threatens to undo everything by attacking the Next on Lym, and their desire to eradicate the posthumans is greater than their desire to save humanity’s home. It is entirely possible that they will draw the wrath of the Next onto all of humanity.

In the meantime, the Next’s motives remain inscrutable. Why are they here at all? What do they want? Why are they interested in the ancient past of a planet that has been ravaged and rebuilt at least once?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Spear of Light exceeds my already high expectations for a Brenda Cooper novel. The exploration of what makes us human shines through this entertaining read.” J. A. Pitts, author of Black Blade Blues
“I loved Brenda Cooper’s Philip K. Dick Award–nominated novel Edge of Dark, but the follow-up, Spear of Light, is even better. Cooper pits human against post-human and brilliantly reveals the best and worst of her characters. This is a fascinating, well-realized world.” Patrick Swenson, author of The Ultra Thin Man
Spear of Light wraps a gripping thriller around a cosmic mystery and makes you care deeply about the characters caught up in it all.” James L. Cambias, author of Corsair and A Darkling Sea

Reviews

Reviews

by Rogue Writer 9/13/2017
Overall Performance
Narration
Story

A Bit Too Subtle

Not sure how much of this book’s dullness comes from mellow narration and how much was from the writing, but overall, this story felt detached from and devoid of the intense action it could have. Although I appreciate a book in a series that doesn’t re-hash past characters and events for the sake of new listeners, this book is so light on reminders that I often found myself lost. The story itself is interesting and I appreciate the gray areas of the relationships, moralities, and alliances.

Author

Author Bio: Brenda Cooper

Author Bio: Brenda Cooper

Brenda Cooper is the author of the Silver Ship series: The Silver Ship and the Sea, Reading the Wind, and Wings of Creation. She has also published many short stories, including a collaboration with Larry Niven, “Ice and Mirrors,” in Scatterbrain.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 16.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English