- Series: Reunification (Book 1)
- Hardcover: 464 pages
- Publisher: DAW (November 3, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0756408695
- ISBN-13: 978-0756408695
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.4 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 30 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #444,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This Gulf of Time and Stars (Reunification) Hardcover – November 3, 2015
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From Publishers Weekly
Czerneda (A Play of Shadow) returns to the universe of her Clan Chronicles series with this satisfying paranormal space opera. Sira di Sarc, the most powerful member of the superpowered alien race called the Clan, defied her people to marry telepathic human Jason Morgan. Now the tentative peace between the Clan and the spacefaring members of the multi-species Trade Pact is threatened by intrigue and outright murder. Rumors of a Clan assassin and the existence of a secret Clan colony have a Trade cabal plotting against Sira and her people. Meanwhile, schisms within the Clan have Sira struggling to unite her people, as well as to protect herself and her husband. Saving the Clan and restoring peace will require surviving attacks from all sides, healing old wounds, and possibly even rediscovering the Clan's original homeworld, a secret forgotten generations ago. Czerneda excels at creating sympathetic characters and building intricate and fascinating worlds. Fans who have missed her Clan Chronicles will welcome this revival of a setting that still has much to offer. (Nov.)\n
“I almost never cry at books and this one made me sob. Twice! Powerful, surprising, and packing a serious emotional punch, The Gate to Futures Past is a true game-changer.
—Karina Sumner-Smith, author of Radiant
“Czerneda excels at creating sympathetic characters and building intricate and fascinating worlds.”
“Her multi-species style space opera universe...is a hallmark of the form, a fully realized saga of aliens and races and cultures that stands alongside works like C.J. Cherryh’s Chanur-verse.”
"Complex worldbuilding, unique aliens ('Assemblers!?'), a race to save a sentient species: Julie Czerneda’s This Gulf of Time and Stars will draw readers in and ’port us among planetary systems, each more dangerous than the next." —Vonda N. McIntyre, author of The Moon and the Sun
"Julie Czerneda’s narrative style is as masterful, intricate, and beautifully constructed as the complex universe of This Gulf of Time and Stars. A compelling and delightful read stuffed with enchanting characters and unexpected plot turns." —Stephen Leigh, author of The Crow of Connemara
"Julie Czerneda is a first class builder of worlds that challenge the imagination and characters who seize your heart. This Gulf of Time and Stars is a compelling page turner, and I was sorry to reach the end. Then the author left me with a smile." —Jenna Rhodes, author of King of Assassins
"Czerneda’s latest SF brims with sense of wonder, her amazing worldbuilding, and serves plots that span worlds. Don’t miss out!" —Tobias S. Buckell, author of Hurricane Fever
"Warning! Gulf is nonstop, pitch-perfect, and possibly addictive.... Sira di Sarc is just the right heroine—full of both compassion and power—to take the Clan through the final stages of this dangerous search for their true origins. And, dare we hope...a place to call home?" —Doranna Durgin, author of Sentinels: Leopard Enchanted
"I’m impressed by Czerneda’s well-known ability to create fully-fledged alien races, intriguing plotlines, beautifully drawn worlds, and—last but not least, believable inter-species romance! This Gulf of Time and Stars, the first in the Reunification trilogy, will appeal to readers of both genre and literary works." —Ursula Pflug, author of The Alphabet Stones
"Heartwarming, fast-paced, and just downright fun, new and existing fans of The Clan Chronicles won’t be able to put this book down." —Marie Bilodeau, Aurora-nominated author of the Destiny series
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Overall it just feels like the story tries to bit off more that it can handle. First, it's been quite a while since the original trilogy and while we get a short re-introduction to the various characters it feels too abbreviated. Second, the last third of the book feels like it should have more room to breath, it just jumps very rapidly across several plot points in a bit too rushed of a fashion.
The plot does a reasonably good job of integrating the 2 past trilogies (again w/ maybe a bit too breathless a pace). And it leaves you wanting more, which is good given that its the first of several books. I'm glad to see this author back, hopefully the next book will have better pacing.