Saturday, May 21, 2016

Barsk: The Elephants' Graveyard - Lawrence M. Schoen

Barsk: The Elephants' Graveyard is science fiction like nothing else I've read. Future history indeed.
Jorl is a Fant historian. He's also a Speaker. Jorl is only the second Speaker in history to also have an Aleph. Jorl's problem right now is that he thinks he's detected The Silence, that obscure prediction from Margda's prophecy. Margda was the first Speaker, and the only other Speaker to earn an Aleph. The question is, what will Jorl do about The Silence?

This story has an amazing cast of characters. Most of which have fur. Imagine a future so far distant, that the remaining sapient beings in the galaxy all evolved from mammals that roamed Earth ages ago. Welcome to Barsk and the other worlds in the Alliance. And did I mention time travel, sort of? There are some books that you don't want to finish. This is one of them. Especially when there isn't a sequel...yet! Very very highly recommended.

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