If you liked Sword’s Edge, and perhaps have even read Children of the Enaisi, you will probably like the prequel Unlikely Prophet. If you haven’t read the other novels in the series, this one can be read as a stand alone. It has elements of dystopian, alien contact, and colonization sub-genres. Not to mention fun things like living in domes and portals which allow one to walk from world to world. 🙂
Their planet is dying. The people are forced to retreat to living in domes to escape the toxic atmosphere, but between earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, how long can they last? Hope gone, they’ve turned on each other in anger and despair. Security Chief Avadhron struggles to keep order out of a sense of duty, but he has no more optimism than anyone else.
The long-dormant portal activates, ushering in the arrival of an alien. Is he of the race his people call the Elders? The ones who dumped them on this unstable planet and deserted them?
Avadhron doesn’t trust this alien or his offers of help, but reluctantly is forced to back the plan which would move his people through the portal to a new planet, but can they learn the survival skills necessary to live on this new world? And is it already too late? Can they move an entire population before their planet destroys itself?
Check it out.