Under Glass

Creating planets and guarding the stars leaves novice planet builder Kai Faewiva lonely. For members of Kai’s species who are born with an organ called a caerellon, their true love, their Sun or Moon, is identified at birth. But the novices are people who have lost their perfect love, and Kai’s Sun is long dead, killed in an accident when he was five years old. Or so everyone thought.

After recovering from another bout of the unidentified illness he has battled for years, Kai returns to work.  But his quiet day at the planetarium is thrown into chaos when scans of Goka Prime, one of the planets in the Sol-Alpha2 system, picks up a life-form that shouldn’t be there. Kai’s Sun, Oliver Gyin, is alive and well, but how he got to be on Goka Prime, no one knows. Now he needs to be brought home.

Ollie has lived most of his life in the City of Harrea, never guessing he is from another planet. Surprised to find a stranger means the world to him, Ollie wrestles with his loyalties and the drive to return with Kai. To leave Goka Prime, he must give up everything and everyone he knows. But twenty years apart means Kai and Ollie face a fight to secure their destined future.

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4.5 out of 5 Stars
For original review, see the Prism Book Alliance® blog online.

This story was fantastic. It was creative and full of wonderfully imaginative ideas. I was swept up in the concept of planet building from word one. The way the author created this vast world with all its own intricacies and terminology was well done. I loved learning about Kai and his culture. I also liked how it contrasted with Ollie’s world and it’s cultural aspect. I was constantly learning new things and being treated to wonderful ideas and images. What I liked the most was that though Ollie lived on the more Earth-like planet, it was Kai’s homeworld that had the most Earth-like traditions and concepts. For all its advanced technology, Kai’s culture really was just a play on current real world traditions and concepts.
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