Journey Between Worlds

Sylvia Engdahl
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Melinda Ashley has a plan for her life, and a trip to Mars isn't part of it. When she receives a ticket on a spaceliner as a high school graduation gift from her dad, who has business there, she is stunned and has no desire to accompany him. But she has longed for a chance to get to know her dad, whom she has seldom seen, and she's furious when her fiance tries to forbid her from going. She doesn't expect to enjoy the weeks aboard the ship, but her outlook begins to change when she meets Alex Preston, a second-generation Martian colonist who is going home after college on Earth. Alex believes settling Mars is important. He's looking forward to the role he expects to play in the colony's future. Melinda finds this hard to understand, yet she is more and more drawn to him and, while on Mars, to his family. Torn between what she has always wanted and upsetting new feelings, she wonders if she can ever again be content. Ultimately, after she has faced tragedy and sorrow, a terrifying experience on the Martian moon Phobos shows Melinda what really matters to her.
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About the author

Sylvia Engdahl is the author of ten science fiction novels. Though best known for her Young Adult novels, which are also enjoyed by many adult readers, most recently she has written four novels for adults: the Hidden Flame series and the RIsing Flame series.
 

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Publisher
Sylvia Engdahl
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Published on
Oct 19, 2015
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9781310757792
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
Fiction / Romance / Science Fiction
Young Adult Fiction / Romance / General
Young Adult Fiction / Science Fiction / General
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Book One: Defender of the Flame
Starship pilot Terry Radnor is elated to be among those chosen to defend the secret colony Maclairn against enemies who pose a threat to the spread of paranormal human mind powers. He commits himself wholly to the goal of that world, not guessing how far his effort to protect it will take him from everything else he cares about--his promising career as a Fleet officer, his wife and soulmate, his unborn child. Torn away against his will, he is forced into exile from all that has previously mattered to him, without hope of a chance to fulfill the pledge he has made. Yet a mysterious and extraordinary destiny has been predicted for Terry, and fate leads him to an even dtranger one than anybody could have imagined.

Book Two: Herald of the Flame
As captain of his own starship Estel, Terry Steward, born Terry Radnor, is committed to spreading acceptance of psi powers and other advanced mind capabilities throughout the colonies of humankind. Barred from contact with Maclairn, he now journeys from world to world, heralding the hopeful future about which he alone knows the full truth. But the opponents of mind-power are gaining strength, and on Earth the persecution of people who develop new abilities is increasing. Soon targeted by bounty hunters, Terry risks everything that matters to him in a desperate attempt to defeat Maclairn's enemies, not guessing that if he lives long enough, he is destined for an even greater role in human history than he has played as a defender of its cause.
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