Origins is the sequel to The Opener of Pathways and Vestiges
Bob Morane and Ray Bradbury’s successor, Laurence Suhner, concludes her QuanTika trilogy with Origins.
Using one of the militia’s space vessels, Amber and her friends have penetrated the Grand Arc’s defences and landed on board.
The scientists are totally amazed. Thanks to Timhkân Tokalinan, her guide, only Amber can make sense of the extraordinary and unexpected landscape unfolding before them: virgin forest and ocean as far the eye can see… stretching to infinity.
The Grand Arc is a world in a space vessel. And a great deal more.
It isn’t what we think, writes Amber in her diary. Doesn’t the legend say “that it opens up and fate guides its choice of destination”?
Gemma’s ice and cold has been replaced by sea and heat. They think the space time nature of AltaMira and the wrath of the Devourer is now far behind them…
Ioun-ké-da was born here, on Timhkâ, in the vast Crucible in the profound depths lying beneath Naha’netché, the Conch Shell of the South. In the past the Timhkân exploration ships, the Openers, used to be launched from this gigantic space elevator.
Increasingly in contact with Tokalinan, Amber gradually starts to change. She relives her past and starts to bond with her origins. At last she discovers her true identity: Kantikâ, the granddaughter of Shânti Divakarûnî.
But this metamorphosis will take her even further. Well beyond world of humans.