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The power to control the driving force of the universe has finally come to light. At the university on Maladaan, Taren has studied everything from genetics and cell communication to Quantum Physics, Astrophysics and ESP. She believes there is an ocean of microscopic vibrations connecting everything in the universe to every other universe - an inter-dimensional field theory.
Unbeknownst to Taren, her research and hidden psychic talents are the reason she is called on by the prestigious AMIE space project to investigate an ocean planet and its strange light phenomena. However, there are conflicting agendas within the organisation and she is the only one who begins to suspect that foul play might be afoot ...
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Should have an age rating of 15 to 19
I would not recommend this book at all. The biggest problem is the story: about every 2 hours a new psychic power is given to yet another character -- just in the nick of time to save this character or that character. It is also just a bunch of love stories with a lot of breathless dialogue that didn't move the plot along very much. The reader is a bit of a problem as well. She couldn't seem to let us know whether the character speaking was male or female. I think if I were a teenager I might have enjoyed it more.
A great performance by Nicky Talacko, with a strong command of the various accents needed to bring the story to life. Its so refreshing to have a story based on the idea that humans can and do improve themselves, and in a Universe designed to support that, rather than all the horror and fear based imagery which abounds on the shelves of fantasy fiction these days. Traci Harding brings the many pieces together in a richly woven story where the highest ideals of humanity ultimately triumph. Occasionally the details of some of the relationships and personal transformations are over simplified, but on the whole it is an uplifting piece of storytelling that leaves one feeling good about the future and the capacity of humans to rise far above our small limited selves, in the same way the best episodes of Star Treck do.
Now I just wish Audible would make all the rest of the series available to us in Australia.