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And what's with the references to technology and culture that didn't exist in "Ariel"?
I think this book could stand on its own, but I am such a huge fan of Ariel that I have to suggest reading that one first.
Luckily for me, Elegy Beach is a stand-alone story, and I really didn't feel lost by reading it first.
The original book Ariel was amazing idea for a story. Earth suddenly experiences a shock where half the laws of nature stop working. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gary
Often times you see a movie or read a book and -even though the story wraps up nicely- you are left with a sense of longing. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Since1791
I read Ariel when it came out back in the day -- never realized at the time, until after I read the afterword, that the author was as young as I was at the time. Read morePublished 6 months ago by M. Peterson
Ariel is only the best fantasy book ever written-took a long time for the sequel Elegy Beach to come out-am glad it did-it is just as good-it will leave you wanting for more-if you... Read morePublished 6 months ago by RMF
Boyett not only tells a story but turns its heart inside out. Please...write more! Also, check out The Architect of Sleep--too good for words.
I first read "Ariel" back when it was released in '83 or so. It fascinated me. Probably read it a dozen times over the years, my copy so worn that it eventually fell apart. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Karl Houseknecht
Great followup to Ariel. You can tell the author was much more mature when this book was written. even better story than the original with more believable characters.Published 16 months ago by VelvetLounger
What can an author do if the story starts bogging down? Why, he can suddenly conjure up a werewolf, or a blimp, or a building full of headless corpses. Read morePublished 17 months ago by R S Cobblestone
Ariel is one of my all time favorite books. I read it in a time in my life when I was the same age and temperment as Pete, so it was very interesting to revisit Pete at a time... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Rick