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The Hidden Flame Box Set

The Hidden Flame Box Set

(A book in the Flame series)
An omnibus of novels by

This is an omnibus edition containing the complete novels Stewards of the Flame (ASIN B004I1KQGA) and Promise of the Flame (ASIN B004I1KQG0). For more reader reviews, see the description pages for these novels.

When burned-out starship captain Jesse Sanders is seized by a dictatorial medical regime and detained on the colony planet Undine, he has no idea that he is about to be plunged into a bewildering new life that will involve ordeals and joys beyond anything he has ever imagined, as well as the love of a woman with powers that seem superhuman. Still less does he suspect that he must soon take responsibility for the lives of people he has come to care about and the preservation of their hopes for the future of humankind. This controversial novel deals with government-imposed health care, end-of-life issues, and the so-called paranormal powers of the human mind. Despite being set in the distant future on another world, it appeals not only to science fiction readers but to others who question the dominant medical philosophy of today's society, or who value personal freedom of choice.

The sequel, Promise of the Flame, has a different theme, the colonization of a raw new planet whose settlers hope that their psi powers will become the foundation of a culture that can someday be spread to other worlds. If they don't starve first. If they don't lose heart in the face of hardships beyond any they imagined. And if their kids can be reared to believe in the dream and advance both their technology and their psi powers from one generation to the next. Captain Jesse Sanders hasn't expected to be responsible for the colony, yet after tragedy strikes the job of ensuring its survival falls on him. And in the end, he must stake his life in a desperate attempt to prevent the loss of all they have gained.

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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : Paperback
Title: The Hidden Flame: Omnibus, Stewards of the Flame and Promise of the Flame
Author(s): Sylvia Engdahl
ISBN: 1-5346-9195-2 / 978-1-5346-9195-7
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

October 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Hidden Flame: Box Set: Stewards of the Flame and Promise of the Flame
Author(s): Sylvia Engdahl
Publisher: Ad Stellae Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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