Divine Children Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
An aging star ship captain dies, leaving his massive vessel on a collision course with a nearby planet. Meanwhile, an unexpected object appears in the night sky. Ernst, a 19-year-old orphan in a primitive utopian dwelling tribe, offers to seek out council from the wizards across the sea. His people think he's crazy to even attempt such a dangerous journey, but he gains confidence when Enna, his unpredictable wild-haired friend joins the adventure.
Along the way he discovers that he possesses mysterious unexplained powers. Ernst and Enna must find a way to stop the late star ship captain's tyrannical successor, Huxley Bradford, before he intentionally destroys Ernst's entire race in a methodical act of genocide. The story takes a turn for the unexpected when these young heroes discover a forgotten secret about the world they thought they knew.
Ernst will either be broken by the journey or molded into the leaders he must be in order to save his people. Enter a rich world of colorful characters, layers of mystery, and powerful ideas.
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This story comes together like a seven layer dip of futuristic drama and traditional parable. There are plenty of twists and turns that keep the plot fresh and unique; so be prepared to turn this novel into an all-night reading marathon. The subject matter is accessible for young adults, but not so juvenile that it won’t appeal to older readers as well. All in all, I was really impressed with this Sci-Fi gem, and I will be sharing it with my book club and the kids I work with at my local high school.
My favorite kind of sci-fi are 'What if?" stories. This is now one of them for me. "What if" a huge star ship takes 100 generations of humans to reach their destination? What will their society (or societies) look like when they near the end of their journey? The author paints a well-rounded story of what could possibly happen to its inhabitants. Ernst and Enna travel to a 'magical' kingdom in search of answers to something growing in the skies at night that their elders cannot explain. They get their answers in an unexpected way.
The book is the complete story of how their space journey ends, but it could have a sequel? Like, how well will they survive in their new home? Is it already inhabited? (If so, are they friendly) Are the children's powers from being on the ship, or will they continue to have them on the planet?