"Superb Sci Fi"
The Irish and the Inuit with a sprinkling of other races
have been relocated from old Earth to the terraformed
planet of Petaybee, a cold desolate place. The powers that
be had no idea that by terraforming the planet it would
awaken the planet and make it become sentient enough to
modify over time the humans who live there so they can
adapt to the planet's harsh conditions more easily.
Sean and Yanaba are deeply in love and quite unexpectedly
they give birth to twins that have the same genetic
mutation as their father. The twins turn into seals when
they enter water and this proves dangerous because a
visiting scientist who saw them change wants to capture and
examine them. For their own safety, they are sent to a
space station where people of all races and cultures live
and work in harmony. Petaybee is giving birth to another
landmass and Sean is exploring the area when underwater
creatures capture him. His only hope is his children who
can communicate telepathically with him and most other
creatures of Petaybee but first they must neutralize the
danger from a scientist who has a special interest in the
shape shifting twins.
The inhabitants of Petaybee, regardless of race or culture,
live in harmony with the sentient planet who cares for them
and helps them in too many ways to count. Discord comes
from out-worlders who want to examine the unusual aspects
of the planet and the mutations among the general
population. CHANGELINGS, the first book in this second
Petaybee trilogy, is full of action, danger, and adventure.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted December 10, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 25, 2007