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Perdita arwenspicer

Perdita is a novel by Arwen Spicer set in the Continuation universe.  It was originally self-published in 2001 with a second edition appearing in 2013.  She hopes to release a third, definitive edition in the future.  It is her first novel.

Summary[]

About 2000 years after the Kiri-Sama War, a family of researchers, the West-of-Nows, crash land on the lost Sama planet of Perdita (ancient form, Berdida) while pursuing a lead that might explain the mystery of the War's End disaster that destroyed the Sama Empire. 

The West-of-Nows discover that Perdita has long been in the grips of aggression between pro-high technology and anti-high technology forces (the Pro-Techs and Anti-Techs).  When the Perditans discover that the West-of-Nows possess the highly advanced and potentially very dangerous space travel technology of jae, the aggression between forces escalates.  Yet the dangers of jae may require the pro-tech Ethan and anti-tech Sherayna to set aside their differences and work to save their planet.

Major Characters[]

The West of Nows:

Sylan West-of-Now: (female) a Leddie astrophysicist who has studied the technology, jae.

Nevan West-of-Now: (male) a Kiri historian of the Kiri-Sama War, Sylan's husband.

Jasen West-of-Now: (male) son of Sylan and Nevan, a serious-minded teen.

Miri West-of-Now: (female) daughter of Sylan and Nevan, a proactive, thoughtful girl.


The Anti-Techs:

Sherayna from Meena: (female) a dedicated Anti-Tech, rebel leader.

Illia from Meena: (female) an Anti-Tech rebel, Sherayna's adopted sister.

Leric from Meena: (male) an Anti-Tech rebel, Illia's life partner.

Karmeena from Meena: (female) Illia and Leric's daughter, a little younger than Miri.

Micor the Bright One: (male) an ancient part-human, part-sverra (a bio-engineered humanoid) who is a rebel leader and holds secret information.

Olloan: (male) Olwer's son and close colleague.


The Pro-Techs:

Ethan from Mesa: (male) a dedicated Pro-Tech soldier.

Torna: (female) Ethan's friend and trusted lieutenant.

Lashen: (male) Warleader (general) of all Pro-Tech forces.


Others:

Laynia: (female) the queen of Perdita, a mysterious woman of ambiguous loyalties.

Olwer: (male) leader of the religious island of Zerin, of dubious loyalities.  Laynia is one of his followers.

Significance[]

Perdita explains the mystery behind the War's End disaster that destroyed the Sama Empire at the end of the Kiri-Sama War.  It also tells the origin story of the Jana Era, a new technological age based using jae power.

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