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CHILDREN OF SCARABAEUS
Genre: Science Fiction, General Science Fiction
This sequel to Song of Scarabaeus ties up a few loose ends before launching itself into new adventures for Edie and Finn, who blossom as characters in this novel. Less action-oriented than its predecessor, the plot here is more politically driven as Creasy expands the world she developed in order to explore all of the ramifications of bioengineering. While familiarity with the first book isn’t strictly necessary, readers who want to fully grasp the biotech and the rather complex, surprising conclusion may want to read it first.
Cyphertek Edie and her bodyguard Finn have escaped from the rogue planet Scarabaeus, but not from The Crib, the oppressive government controlling their universe. Now forced by her former protector to work on a project she believes will be fatal to another planet, Edie becomes pinned between two battling political factions and is appalled when she learns The Crib is now using children to obtain its goals. Determined to escape with Finn and the children, Edie soon realizes that she is not finished with Scarabaeus. (HARPER VOYAGER, Mar., 336 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed By: Donna M. Carter
Publisher: HARPER VOYAGER
Published: March 2011