Felipe Uma Uma itibaren Chardym, Penzenskaya oblast', Rusya, 442553
Collen Houck kimseyi hayal kırıklığına uğratmaz. Tiger'ın Görevi bittiği yerde gerçekleşir. Kelsey, sevdiği adamın Hindistan'da olduğunu bilerek Oregon'a geri döner ve onlarla tanışmadan önce eski hayatına geri döner. Şimdi okula başlıyor, yeni insanlarla tanışıyor ve kendine tekrar normal bir hayat yaşayabileceğini düşünüyor, ama hepimiz hayatının asla normal olmadığını biliyoruz. Ren ve kardeşi Kishan'dan (daha sonra kitapta) sürpriz bir ziyaret alır ve Lokesh'i yenmek ve Hindistan'ı kurtarmak için ihtiyaç duydukları bir sonraki öğeyi almak için onu Hindistan'a geri getirir. Yolda Tibet, Shangri-La'ya nasıl gider gibi çok darbelere de sahip ve iki kardeşe karşı çelişkili duygular yaşamaya başlıyor. Sonunda sürpriz bir bükülme var (bunun hakkında hiçbir şey söylemiyorum) ve genel olarak, yeni kitabın yakında gelmesi için heyecanlıyım. Colleen Houck gerçekten çok yeni biri için yetenekli bir yazar ve hepimiz onu seviyorum!
In late 18th century England, Daniel Rooke is a marine lieutenant who reluctantly goes to war for the Crown in the American Revolution. He was always a square peg, bullied by other boys in his youth. A generally solitary person, he studies math and music and gazes at the stars. His true calling is astronomy and linguistics, not fighting. Physically toughened by the violence he witnesses in the war, he continues to remain an outsider to the status quo. He seeks knowledge, unity, and connectedness with the constellations and the cosmos. He is not comforted by the stern God of the chaplain's book; his heaven is within the heavenly bodies of the universe. He believes that to injure any is to damage all. After the war, Daniel is recommended to go with a regiment to remote New South Wales, where his Majesty has mapped it as an ideal place to deposit an overflow of prison convicts. Rooke goes primarily as an astronomer, as a man of science--to deduce, to calculate, and to wait for a comet. He constructs an Observatory away from the regiment and the convicts and busies himself with his sextants, his books, his graphs, and his thoughts. What follows is a stunning journey of Rooke's consciousness, instigated by the presence of the Aboriginal natives of the island. Before long, a contrast takes shape between the regiment's condescending treatment and Daniel's touching gestures toward the natives. He opens his Observatory and his soul to them, awed by their strange beauty and unfamiliar language. For the first time in his life, his heart overflows with his fate as he is magnetized and forever changed by the humanity of a community and by a child that especially and fiercely affects him. Inspired by a true event, this story is a timeless, soul-piercing tale of compassion, mercy, and empathy. It is a parable limning the harmonic essence of our link to every human being, to our poignant connection to all galaxies, to our bearing with every rock and our inextricable flow with every river. It is a beauty that cannot be destroyed by our crude conquests. It is the eloquence of humanity. A searing epic is contained in this slender novel that unfolds like a fugue. It is, finally, a beautiful, peerless image of grace and benevolence. If an artist captured this eloquence in a painting, the canvas would reveal the forgiving soul of nature and mankind.