This novella introduces Amelia Herzog, the author of the Eclipsis series of memoirs, writing under her married name, Amalie, 'Gravina Aranyi (Lady Amalie).
Sometimes you're still coming of age at thirty-five. Sometimes you have to travel halfway across the universe to find your home.
Life on sweltering Planet Earth isn't working for Amelia Herzog. She's light-sensitive, with protective third eyelids that appear at the first glimmer of UV rays. And she hears other people's thoughts, a one-way conversation that's more isolating than intimate.
Eclipsis, a cold, dark planet settled centuries ago by refugees from Earth's climate catastrophe, a place where eco-tourists visit but no one wants to live, seems like the perfect place for Amelia to disappear. Instead, she discovers a world of choices, the possibility of love and, perhaps, a way to turn a curse into a gift.
In Recognition, the first book of the ECLIPSIS series of Lady Amalie's memoirs, Amelia takes a job on Eclipsis and meets the one person who truly shares her thoughts. Before long she's on her way to a new career, a new identity, and a chance to realize her full potential as a telepath.
With the ECLIPSIS series, Ann Herendeen writes, as always, from "the third perspective," taking readers back to the future as she puts her unique twist on the sword-and-sorcery genre.