On her last day of high school, Cassandra Devlin walked out of exams and into a forest. Surrounded by the wrong sort of trees, and animals never featured in any nature documentary, Cass is only sure of one thing: alone, she will be lucky to survive.
The sprawl of abandoned blockish buildings Cass discovers offers her only more puzzles. Where are the people? What is the intoxicating mist which drifts off the buildings in the moonlight? And why does she feel like she's being watched?
Increasingly unnerved, Cass is overjoyed at the arrival of the formidable Setari. Whisked to a world as technologically advanced as the first was primitive, where nanotech computers are grown inside people's skulls, and few have any interest in venturing outside the enormous whitestone cities, Cass finds herself processed as a 'stray', a refugee displaced by the gates torn between worlds. Struggling with an unfamiliar language and culture, she must adapt to virtual classrooms, friends who can teleport, and the ingrained attitude that strays are backward and slow.
Can Cass ever find her way home? And after the people of her new world discover her unexpected value, will they be willing to let her leave?
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Really great book event if something I was lost because of all the informations!! Really like Cassandra and the fact that she is so mature for a late teen!! I have read the book 2 and 3 and I have to tell you that the book is awesome and I HAVE to finish the trilogy!! LOVE IT 😍😍
This book is excellent as in the young people's books of the 1960's. Not as much in teaching of science, ethics and values like in Heinlein's books, but enough for me to rate it as similar. If the rest of the series upholds the promise of this book, we have a major talent for Science Fiction. I'd anticipate this authors writings like I do of Cherryh and Modesitt.