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  • A World Too Near

  • The Entire and the Rose, Book 2
  • By: Kay Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (124 ratings)

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A World Too Near

By: Kay Kenyon
Narrated by: Christian Rummel
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Publisher's summary

In Bright of the Sky, Kay Kenyon introduced a milieu unique in science fiction and fantasy: The Entire, a five-armed radial universe that exists in a dimension without stars and planets and is parallel to our own universe. Stretched over The Entire is a lid of plasma, called the "bright", which ebbs and flows, bringing day and twilight. Under the vast canopy of the bright live many galactic species, copied from our own universe.

Former star pilot Titus Quinn loves The Entire, but now he must risk annihilating it by destroying the fortress of Ahnenhoon. To sustain a faltering Entire, Ahnenhoon's great engine will soon reach through the brane separating the universes and consume our own universe in a concentrated ball of fire.

Quinn sets off on a journey across The Entire armed with the nan, a small ankle bracelet containing nanoscale military technology that can reduce Ahnenhoon and its deadly engine to chaos. He must pursue his mission even though his wife is held prisoner in Ahnenhoon and his own daughter has sent the assassin MoTi to hunt him down.

As Quinn wrestles with looming disaster and approaches the fabled concentric rings of Ahnenhoon's defenses, he learns that in the Entire, nothing is what it appears. Its denizens are all harboring secrets, and the greatest of these is the nature of the Entire itself.

BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction by author Kay Kenyon.

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©2008 Kay Kenyon (P)2008 Audible, Inc.

Critic reviews

"Best of 2008" (SF Site)
"Kenyon's latest has it all - plot, character, action, science, and the sense of wonder that all the cynics say can't be done anymore. A remarkable achievement." (Mike Resnick, Hugo Award-winning author)

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