Earthlight by Bevan Knight is the second book in the Seeds of Time trilogy, a superb read for fans of science fiction that features magic, space travel, romance, and a lot of drama. A family living in the future must survive amidst a plethora of challenges and existential threats. Their situation becomes precarious with the visit from the Croans who are on a scientific expedition. Can they survive against the odds?
Readers encounter compelling characters, each dealing with a unique situation. Euse and Ess are on their expedition to different planets, an experience that offers a unique thrill to fans of space opera. Julian is an interesting character, a man who looks strong and confident from the outside but who is overburdened by fear and guilt; Sierra and Carrie are aware that their father’s inner world is falling apart but they can’t put a finger on what causes him so much guilt; Tim gets the attention of his two sisters; Andrew, Maria, Dot, Karl, and Legrand are other fully drawn characters that are as complex as they are real. Bevan Knight delivers an immersive reading experience in this astonishing space opera, a story with unforgettable characters, superior storytelling, and excellent world-building. The writing is gorgeous and the author’s keen sense of detail makes it even more enjoyable. Earthlight is a nuanced science fiction tale that packs a powerful punch, is deftly plotted, is suspenseful, and features characters that are memorable. From the stellar writing to the impeccable world-building, Knight offers a delightful entry that reads perfectly as a standalone novel.