#BloggingforBooks #review of Mother of Eden by Chris Beckett #scifi #fantasy


“We speak of a mother’s love, but we forget her power.”
Civilization has come to the alien, sunless planet its inhabitants call Eden.

Just a few generations ago, the planet’s five hundred inhabitants huddled together in the light and warmth of the Forest’s lantern trees, afraid to venture out into the cold darkness around them.

Now, humanity has spread across Eden, and two kingdoms have emerged. Both are sustained by violence and dominated by men – and both claim to be the favored children of Gela, the woman who came to Eden long ago on a boat that could cross the stars, and became the mother of them all.
When young Starlight Brooking meets a handsome and powerful man from across Worldpool, she believes he will offer an outlet for her ambition and energy. But she has no inkling that she will become a stand-in for Gela herself, and wear Gela’s fabled ring on her own finger—or that in this role, powerful and powerless all at once, she will try to change the course of Eden’s history.

  • 978-0-8041-3870-3

May 12th, 2015

Fiction – Science Fiction – General

About Chris Beckett



Mama Says:

For scifi fans, we know some books just fall short.  Mother of Eden was one of those books for me.  I think it was too jarring and disorienting to have to wade through all the language changes and it broke up the story to the point I had to slog through it at a snail’s pace.  That said, I did enjoy the world in which we found ourselves and liked the characters well enough to finally finish reading the book after a year and half of picking it up every few months and only making it a couple chapters.  If you enjoyed Dark Eden absolutely pick up this next book and continue the story, but if you weren’t a fan of the first, this book doesn’t sway you to the series.


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