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Plenum: The First Book of Deo

Vanu Francoeur is a gender-neutral novice in the Kinship of the Suffering God, whose mandate is to seed new stars within a stellar nursery, where jonahs (living ships descended from the whales of Old Earth) roam wild. An intimate encounter with an exotic outsider stirs up a storm of conflicts within the usually quiet religious order, and triggers a spiritual awakening in Vanu that forever changes hir relationship with hir community and hir sibs. In rebellion against the Kinship’s heavy-handed sanctions, zhe hurtles towards a resolution-touched by a haunting mystery-deep within the fires of a star.

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