Agapanthus was kidnapped when she was only two years old, but she doesn’t remember it. In fact, she doesn’t remember her home planet at all. All she knows is Deeyae, the land of two suns; the land of great, red waters. Her foster-family cares for her, and at first that’s enough. But, as she grows older, Agapanthus is bothered by the differences between them. As an Exchanger, she’s frail and tall, not short and strong. And, even though she was raised Deeyan, she certainly isn’t treated like one. One day, an Exchanger boy completes the Deeyan rite-of-passage, and Agapanthus is inspired to try the same. But, when she teams up with him, her quest to become Deeyan transforms into her quest to find the truth—of who she is, and of which star she belongs to.
Early Praise for The Seas of Distant Stars
“The Seas of Distant Stars is a coming of age story in an era of human history in which we’ve lost such rituals. This book perhaps even suggests that humanity as a whole requires a collective coming of age, an endeavor that requires us, like the protagonist in The Seas of Distant Stars, to remember our past.”
–Theodore Richards, author of The Conversions
“Francesca Varela delivers an inventive tale of young Aria. In this futuristic coming of age tale, our heroine is transported to another world where she learns the true meaning of friends, family and home.”
–Mark Daniel Seiler, author of River’s Child
“A truly original, otherworldly coming-of-age story.”
—Beth Kander, author of Original Syn