The Rings of Elpida
On the eve of self-destruction, a desperate faction of humanity established a fledgling colony on a ringed planet they christened Elpida. They were unprepared, however, to face the reality of its natural inhabitants - an incorporeal and hive-minded race of beings Who manifested Themselves as the very essence and fabric of human thought. Now Evelyn Feelds - no colonist by choice - fights for life and sanity in the midst of the planet's rogue elements and the overwhelming sway of the Multitude's song, grim and interwoven with the faces and names of people she scarcely remembers. A surreal flash of blinding light, inextricably bound with the certitude of the colony's destruction, is all that remains of her mind. The victim of an assuredly slow death, Evelyn knows her body won't survive. But, fragile as it is, her mind yet struggles for some measure of sentience until the end, clinging to the Voices of the Multitude - if only to assure her that she will not die alone, her thoughts unheard. But the Multitude have Themselves developed a vested interest in humanity's survival as a whole. They do not believe in the rumors, now lying dormant in Evelyn's mind, of Earth's supposed destruction. And so Evelyn, guided by Ulexi and Uvaro - two voices in the Chorus, two melodies of the Song - unexpectedly finds herself the focal point of a strange and savage struggle, waged a between rogues and races, heads and hearts, for the good of all humanity - if humanity, Earth-side, still exists at all."
- Paperback | 682 pages
- 127 x 203 x 38mm | 730g
- 19 Mar 2015
- Illustrations, black and white
About Dylan Huntington
Born in 1990 and a 2012 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with dual degrees in English and Religious Studies, Dylan Huntington now attends the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. She works on the third and final volume of The Emissary's Song in her spare time (when not watching football). Although her short story, "26," won the in-house Roberta S. Tamres Sci-Fi Award at UNI, The Rings of Elpida is her first full-length novel and professionally published work."