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
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|
Winner of a Christopher Award for "affirmation of the highest values of the human spirit."
Beyond the Tomorow Mountains|
"Wrestles with deeply adult problems..."
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.)
These former covers were used on copies purchased between 2000 and 2015.