This small book, part of a series that never materialized, contains two novellas. As with this author’s later publications, the works are aimed at a young audience. Millhaven Castle is a shorter precursor to the full version published in Facets of Fantasy, and will interest readers primarily as a glimpse into the evolution of the story. The Birthday Present is a touching, if rather inexperienced, effort at allegorical science-fiction. Its innocent female character and military-school atmosphere are similar to the later, more successful story Jurant. A beginner volume, but one collectors should not overlook.
In a remote century ruled by a harsh race of supermen the past does not exist. Humans are a distant memory, and the only supreme rule is to reverence the emperor. But when three bored military students meet a mysterious girl from a hidden colony of humans, they find themselves pulled into a stunning adventure that sends them on a mission to deliver a strange gift to their deathless ruler- and on the run from the fearsome Hinzetzu.
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- Paperback: 134 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace (November 13, 2008)
- Author: Sarah Scheele
- ISBN-10: 1440456038
- ISBN-13: 978-1440456039
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