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White Sea Crossings

(2016)
(The second book in the Venusworld series)
A novel by

 
 
Venusworld Vol. 2: White Sea Crossings
by William Barton, 297,000 words

In Crimson Darkness, we first met Älendar Vexh-nem, crown prince of the Antimony Empire, at the bitter end of adolescence, caught up in his own little human-scale problems while the larger world around him goes to pieces with the onslaught of political and industrial revolution. By the end of that book, he'd seen things he never dreamed of, from the will of the revolutionary Klarists, to the mysterious actions of alien beings called the Alaphorden. Finally, returned from his aimless wandering at last, he decides the only way he can survive the world war building up all around him is to take control of the political and technological changes within his reach.

Going home to his sometime lover Rëza, an archaeology student who is technically queen of an entire continent, he sets about discovering where the world came from, and where it is going, setting him on a voyage that will end in unexpected ways, in unexpected places. White Sea Crossings explores Älendar's path to adulthood, power, and knowledge, both of himself, and the greater forces that control the world.

Warning, this book is not for the faint of heart:

1. There is strong sexual content, and intense scenes of military conflict.

2. It requires sufficient commitment from the reader to learn and interpret a special vocabulary drawn from the native languages of the people in the book.

Genre: Science Fiction

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