Centuries ago, the people of Earth sent Ship into space. Deep within its core, it carried the seed of humankind…
More than twenty years have passed since Ship left its children on an uninhabited, earthlike planet. Zoheret and her companions have started settlements and had children of their own. But soon after their arrival, Zoheret’s old nemesis, Ho, struck out on his own.
When Ho’s daughter, fifteen-year-old Nuy, spies three strangers headed toward their home, the hostility between the two groups of old shipmates begins anew. Can the divided settlers face the challenges of adapting to their new environment in spite of their conflicts?This is the second in the Seed Trilogy. The first is Earthseed. We pick up this installment several years later and are following the second generation since they were "seeded" on the new planet, Home. We still have the characters from the second book. The main character, Zoheret, from the last book still plays a major part, but plays a secondary character to her daughter, Leila. And although I thought the secondary characters from the last book was too much undefined, that was not the case in this book.
I did have problems with the flow of this book. We begin with a prologue with a snippet of what happened last in "ship's" mind. The ship is still out there thinking of the kids it left behind. Next we are suddenly with a trio who are trying to find out what happened to the fringe group that separated from them. The reason this was a bit jarring is because you didn't realize that so much time had transpired so quickly from the first book. This isn't a big problem, but I found myself, with each section, trying to figure out what period in time this was happening. It only really jumped a little in time so we knew what happened while other things went on. Perhaps it was just me that had this particular problem, but the sections didn't quite flow to one another until the end.
I give this book 3 stars. It still has plenty of adventure and I have to say that I enjoyed the character of Nuy (the species they may transform into) quite interesting. We only get hints of where this might take us, but I'm curious to see what will happen in their future. The first book, Earthseed is slated by paramount to become a movie.
I received this book from torteen and no compensation for my review was given.