"Realistic future based on meditation philosophies"
When the human colonists landed on Bellerophon, they knew
that they were not the first intelligent species to inhabit
the land. The Ched-Balaar realized that with guidance
humans could enter The Dream State, a mental plane of
existence where humans and aliens are able to meet and
communicate no matter the distance between the Dreamer's
planets. The Silents, those who enter the Dream State, are
much valued because communication is instantaneous and
business can be conducted just as messages can be delivered
in the blink of an eye even though the participants are
light years apart.
After three years in slavery, Kendi is bought by the
Children of Irfan and given his freedom and a ticket to any
place in the known universe. He elects to stay on
Bellerophon, get a good education, and learn how to enter
the Dream so he can find his missing siblings and parents.
The Dream is not safe yet because a powerful Silent is
murdering dreamers and nobody has a clue to the identity of
the serial killer.
Steven Harper creates a realistic future based on
meditation philosophies in vogue today. Many readers will
wish they had a time machine so they could travel into the
future and learn how to be part of the Dream. Kendi, for
all the suffering he has endured, is a strong willed person
who bends but never breaks. His ability to overcome the
traumas he has endeared makes him a hero worth rooting for
by the enthralled audience.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 10, 2002