Three hundred people, isolated on a raw new planet in the hope that their psi powers will become the foundation of a culture that can someday shape the future of humankind. 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 keep it alive from one generation to the next. Starship Captain Jesse Sanders hasn't expected to be responsible for the settlement. Peter is the leader, the visionary on whose inspiration they all depend. But Peter has his hands full, not only with maintaining morale but with grueling ordeals of his own. So the job of ensuring the colony's survival falls on Jesse. And in the end, he must stake his life in a desperate attempt to prevent the loss of all they have gained. This is a sequel to Stewards of the Flame, but it can be read independently. Unlike Engdahl's other earlier novels, it is not appropriate for Young Adult audiences.
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Used availability for Sylvia Engdahl's Promise of the Flame
September 2009 : USA Paperback
October 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition