ISBN 9781782392347,Mother of Eden

Mother of Eden


Chris Beckett


Atlantic Books



Atlantic Books

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9781782392347

ISBN-10 1782392343


Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (English)

Contemporary Fiction

We speak of a mothers love, but we forget her power. Power over life. Power to give and to withhold. Generations after the breakup of the human family of Eden, the Johnfolk emphasise knowledge and innovation, the Davidfolk tradition and cohesion. But both have built hierarchical societies sustained by violence and dominated by men - and both claim to be the favoured children of a long-dead woman from Earth that all Eden knows as Gela, the mother of them all. When 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 idea that she will be a stand-in for Gela herself, and wear Gelas ring on her own finger. And she has no idea of the enemies she will make, no inkling that a time will come when she, like John Redlantern, will choose to kill...