Stewards of the Flame (The Hidden Flame: Book 1) by Sylvia Engdahl

Stewards of the Flame (The Hidden Flame, #1)
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Publisher: Ad Stellae Books

Date of publication: August 24th, 2009

Genre: Science Fiction

Series: The Hidden Flame

Stewards of the Flame—Book 1

Promise of the Flame—Book 2

Purchase Link: Amazon

Goodreads synopsis:

Crime is considered illness, untreated illness is crime; ambulance crews are the only police. Dead bodies stay on “life support” forever. Can anyone gain freedom?

When burned-out starship captain Jesse Sanders is seized by a dictatorial medical regime and detained on the colony planet Undine, he has no idea that he is about to be plunged into a bewildering new life that will involve ordeals and joys beyond anything he has ever imagined, as well as the love of a woman with powers that seem superhuman. Still less does he suspect that he must soon take responsibility for the lives of people he has come to care about and the preservation of their hopes for the future of humankind.

What I liked about Stewards of the Flame:

  1. It was an original book. In all the books I have read, I have never read a book quite like this one. From the beginning, it caught my attention, and it held it. I am debating on buying the other books in the series. I am interested in seeing where the next book will take.
  2. That the events in this book could happen. There are an afterward about detail specific technologies that are being used. And the scary thing was I could see microchipping of people happening soon.
  3. Jesse and his relationships. With Carla, with Peter, with Kira. Very believable!!!

What I didn’t like about Stewards of the Flame:

  1. Nothing, the book was awesome!!

If you enjoyed Stewards of the Flame, you will enjoy these books.