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Now Available: paperback and ebook editions of
Children of the Star
(the omnibus edition of the trilogy)

This Star Shall Abide (known in the UK as Heritage of the Star)
Ebook editions of Beyond the Tomorrow Mountains
and The Doors of the Universe
Plus an audiobook edition of This Star Shall Abide
Children of the Star
Audiobook now available
at Audible, Amazon, and iTunes This Star Shall Abide audiobook
Noren knew that his world was not as it should be--it was wrong that only the Scholars, and their representatives the Technicians, could use metal tools and Machines. It was wrong that only they had access to the mysterious City, which he had always longed to enter. Above all, it was wrong for the Scholars to have sole power over the distribution of knowledge. The High Law imposed these restrictions and many others, though the Prophecy promised that someday knowledge and Machines would be available to everyone.

Noren was a heretic. He defied the High Law and had no faith in the Prophecy's fulfillment. But the more he learned of the grim truth about his people's deprivations, the less possible it seemed that their world could ever be changed. It would take more drastic steps than anyone imagined to restore their rightful heritage.

This Star Shall Abide e-book edition
Beyond the Tomorrow Mountains e-book edition
The Doors of the Universe e-book edition

This Star Shall Abide
Winner of a Christopher Award for "affirmation of the highest values of the human spirit."
Beyond the Tomorow Mountains
"Wrestles with deeply adult problems..."
Psychology Today
The Doors of the Universe
"Haunts the reader long after it is finished."
Journal of Reading


These novels were originally published by Atheneum as Young Adult fiction. They were republished by Meisha Merlin in one volume as adult science fiction under the title Children of the Star. Meisha Merlin is now out of business, but the text of the current omnibus edition is identical.

The highly-acclaimed novel for teens This Star Shall Abide (Known in the UK as Heritage of the Star) was unavailable separately from the omnibus for many years. As it can be enjoyed by younger readers than the second and third books, it's now back in paperback, as well as its ebook and audiobook editions, to be discovered by new generations of readers.


Read quotes from reviews.

Read FAQ about the story (contains major spoilers).

Read Faith as the Focus of Children of the Star, an essay about the intended themes of the trilogy, and why the third book appeared long after the first two. (Contains major spoilers; don't read it until you have read the whole trilogy.)




Children of the Star Meisha Merlin edition
This Star Shall Abide e-book edition
Beyond the Tomorrow Mountains e-book edition
The Doors of the Universe e-book edition
These former covers were used on copies purchased between 2000 and 2015.
The Doors of the Universe e-book edition
This Star Shall Abide e-book edition
Beyond the Tomorrow Mountains e-book edition
The Doors of the Universe e-book edition


PURCHASE COPIES
Print copies are no longer available from me, but new copies of This Star Shall Abide and Children of the Star can be purchased at Amazon.com, and used copies are available from used book dealers. And of course, all four ebook editions will remain available.

If you bought a new hardcover or paperback copy of one of these books at Amazon.com you are entitled a free copy of its Kindle edition through the Matchbook program. The Kindle price will automatically show as zero on your account. If you bought a copy directly from me or from Meisha Merlin and would like an ebook copy, let me know and I will send you one.
KINDLE AND EPUB EDITIONS (PDF of actual book pages at Google Play)
This Star Shall Abide
$2.99


Amazon
Amazon UK
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Nook UK
iTunes
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Google Play (PDF)
Scribd
Beyond the Tomorrow Mountains - $2.99

Amazon
Amazon UK
Barnes & Noble
Nook UK
iTunes
Kobo
Smashwords
Google Play (PDF)
Scribd
The Doors of the Universe - $2.99

Amazon
Amazon UK
Barnes & Noble
Nook UK
iTunes
Kobo
Smashwords
Google Play (PDF)
Scribd
Children of the Star
$6.99


Amazon
Amazon UK
Barnes & Noble
Nook UK
iTunes
Kobo
Smashwords
Google Play (PDF)
Scribd