The complete collection of QuanTika includes Vestiges, L'Ouvreur de Chemins and Origines.
“From the depths of the ages, she had been the first to hear the call of Ioun-ké-da.”
2310. Gemma is an icy planet located 6.5 light years away from Earth, and the most distant human colony.
The ambitious microbiologist Ambre Pasquier lives there. She is haunted by dreams and voices that seem to call to her from the frozen depths of Gemma. One of them urges her to go in search of the Black Temple of the Scriptures, remains from the time of The Great Arc, a huge ghost ship orbiting Gemma. On the contrary, another voice urges her to flee and relegate the Temple to the far reaches of her memory.
Ambre decides to set up a scientific expedition. Its official purpose is to search for extraterrestrial artefacts buried under Gemma's icy layers and to study the micro-organisms that grow there. In truth and in secret, Ambre wants to dig a passage through the ice to reach the ruins...
Ambre’s individual destiny is intertwined with a cosmic destiny. She is a link between fundamental forces, but of what nature, she does not know yet. She will have to reconnect with her origins and her past to find out...
“This book is great science fiction, with a literary and script quality that I have not seen in a long time. It easily dethrones the classics of the genre. This novel fully deserves the literary awards it has received: Bob Morane and Futuriales in 2013.”
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