The oldest children of the settlers on Avalon (see THE LEGACY OF HEOROT, called "Outstanding" by Tom Clancy) are now in their late teens and want independence from their parents and guardians. They especially don't want parents around for an initiation ceremony, held on Black Ship Island, for the younger children just reaching their teens. But when previously unknown creatures make their deadly appearance, things go horribly wrong … A novella set before the events that unfold in BEOWULF'S CHILDREN.
on THE LEGACY OF HEOROT: "Page-turning action and suspense, good characterization and convincing setting … may be the best thing any of those authors has written.”
- The Denver Post
on THE LEGACY OF HEOROT: “Outstanding! … The best ever, by the best in the field … the ultimate combination of imagination and realism.”
- Tom Clancy, author of THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER and RED STORM RISING
on THE LEGACY OF HEOROT: “THE LEGACY OF HEOROT is well written, action-packed and tension filled … makes ALIENS look like a Disney nature film."
- The Washington Post
on THE LEGACY OF HEOROT: “Spine-tingling ecological tale of terror … A story as relentless as the Great White Shark of JAWS.”
- Locus Magazine
on BEOWULF'S CHILDREN: "Few writers have a finer pedigree than those here … As one might suspect BEOWULF'S CHILDREN is seamless … absorbing, substantial … masterful novel."
- Los Angeles Times
on BEOWULF'S CHILDREN: "Panoramic SF adventure at its best."
- Library Journal
LARRY NIVEN: www.larryniven.net
JERRY POURNELLE: www.jerrypournelle.com
STEVEN BARNES: www.lifewrite.com