I loved the premise of this book, from the first page I was hooked. A thousand years after a catastrophic event forces humanity to the edge of extinction, two colonies created to help save the earth, are on the brink of destruction themselves as they learn that it is time to return to the surface of earth. At the bottom of the sea, we meet Myra, a young engineer struggling to survive in religious almost cult like thirteenth continuum. In the vast reaches of space we meet Aero, a young captain from the second continuum who will lead the first ground mission back on earth.
The novel starts out with a dystopian/ post apocalyptic feel, but quickly turns more into science fiction with underwater colonies, advanced spaceship technologies, and the "beacons" small bracelet sized pieces of technology that after melding with whoever claims them, are supposed to show the way back to earth and to the first continuum. This novel is the first in a trilogy, and I'm interested to see where the next novel will take these characters. ~ Reviewed by Amy Williams