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Don’t breathe! The second Earth Girl prequel novella featuring Jarra. 2788. Only the handicapped live on Earth. While everyone else uses interstellar portals to travel between hundreds of colony worlds, 17-year-old Jarra is among the one in a thousand people born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Sent to Earth at birth to save her life, abandoned b Don’t breathe! The second Earth Girl prequel novella featuring Jarra. 2788. Only the handicapped live on Earth. While everyone else uses interstellar portals to travel between hundreds of colony worlds, 17-year-old Jarra is among the one in a thousand people born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Sent to Earth at birth to save her life, abandoned by her parents to be raised a ward of Hospital Earth, she lives a regimented life in one of their impersonal residences. Jarra is spending the summer at New York Fringe Dig Site with her school history club. While her friends search for lost treasures on the ground, Jarra is airborne in a survey plane and hoping to become a qualified pilot, but the sprawling ancient ruins of New York contain the lethal legacies of the past as well as its treasures. EARTH AND AIR is the second of the prequel novellas set in the distant future of the Earth Girl trilogy and featuring Jarra. At over 60,000 words it is actually longer than standard novella length.


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Don’t breathe! The second Earth Girl prequel novella featuring Jarra. 2788. Only the handicapped live on Earth. While everyone else uses interstellar portals to travel between hundreds of colony worlds, 17-year-old Jarra is among the one in a thousand people born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Sent to Earth at birth to save her life, abandoned b Don’t breathe! The second Earth Girl prequel novella featuring Jarra. 2788. Only the handicapped live on Earth. While everyone else uses interstellar portals to travel between hundreds of colony worlds, 17-year-old Jarra is among the one in a thousand people born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Sent to Earth at birth to save her life, abandoned by her parents to be raised a ward of Hospital Earth, she lives a regimented life in one of their impersonal residences. Jarra is spending the summer at New York Fringe Dig Site with her school history club. While her friends search for lost treasures on the ground, Jarra is airborne in a survey plane and hoping to become a qualified pilot, but the sprawling ancient ruins of New York contain the lethal legacies of the past as well as its treasures. EARTH AND AIR is the second of the prequel novellas set in the distant future of the Earth Girl trilogy and featuring Jarra. At over 60,000 words it is actually longer than standard novella length.

30 review for Earth and Air (Earth Girl 0.6)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Monique

    💙💚💛💜

  2. 5 out of 5

    S.J. Higbee

    It was a real treat to rebond with Jarra, the chirpy disaster-magnet who is the main protagonist in Edwards’ popular Earth Girl series. I had forgotten just how effective Edwards’ writing style is when depicting the alliances and frictions between a group of young teenagers. It could so easily become tedious or petty, but never does. The other standout feature of this entertaining series is the fascinating backdrop – a ruined Earth, where buildings are lethally unstable yet packed with archaeolo It was a real treat to rebond with Jarra, the chirpy disaster-magnet who is the main protagonist in Edwards’ popular Earth Girl series. I had forgotten just how effective Edwards’ writing style is when depicting the alliances and frictions between a group of young teenagers. It could so easily become tedious or petty, but never does. The other standout feature of this entertaining series is the fascinating backdrop – a ruined Earth, where buildings are lethally unstable yet packed with archaeological treasures and discoveries eagerly awaited by populations scattered across the stars. Novellas are not generally my favourite reads – too often, I have just become engrossed only to find the story abruptly finishing. Only a handful of my favourite writers can, in my opinion, adequately control the pacing and narrative arc so that the ending isn’t an unpleasant jolt. Edwards is one of them. At no time did I feel I was being short-changed with either the characterisation, setting or the storyline which contains plenty of adventures and shocks. The other outstanding quality of Edwards writing, particularly with this series, is the chirpy, upbeat tone that pervades most of the story. Unlike so many YA books, I get the sense that most of the people are trying to do the best they can most of the time. This is definitely one I will be introducing my granddaughter to next time she comes to visit – I think she will love it. With the absence of bad language or gratuitous violence, it is an ideal read for young teens – as well as those of us a lot longer in the tooth. This one is far too good to leave just to the youngsters. Recommended for fans of adventure and science fiction. 9/10

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    There is so much I can say about this novella. But I will keep myself short^^ This Novella takes place during the summer when Jarra and her schools' history Club are out on summer camp on the New York Fringe Dig Site. Timely it's set a little after "Earth and Fire" - I think. We follow her as she is trying to take up the last missing flying lessons with Gradin before she can apply to get her licence. But not only this is happening. We meet new faces, and finally meet her history teacher, Crozier, There is so much I can say about this novella. But I will keep myself short^^ This Novella takes place during the summer when Jarra and her schools' history Club are out on summer camp on the New York Fringe Dig Site. Timely it's set a little after "Earth and Fire" - I think. We follow her as she is trying to take up the last missing flying lessons with Gradin before she can apply to get her licence. But not only this is happening. We meet new faces, and finally meet her history teacher, Crozier, who was only briefly mentioned before in the books. As well as some other rather interesting people. In my eyes the most interesting out of all newly introduced characters is Valeska. Because - read the novella and you will know^^ (view spoiler)[ I just love the constant bickering between her and Gradin. They always made me laugh... I hope they don't kill each other now they're married. This would be such a shame (hide spoiler)] I quite enjoyed the novella, at first, I wasn't so sure what the story was supposed to tell. But in the end, it all came together, and I could see some of the things told here affect the future Jarra, we got to know in "Earth Girl". Also, it showed a little more, what life's like on Earth in 2788. Because I thought the beginning was a little bit weak, I can only give it 4.5/4.75 stars out of 5. And can we just say, Janet Edwards writing style is getting better and better with every piece she puts out - I LOVE IT!

  4. 4 out of 5

    William

    Another excellent short novel from Janet Edwards. This story is an excellent follow-on from Earth and Fire and has Ms Edwards magic touch of characters you instantly engage with. My only complaint is that now I'm itching for the promised third story "Earth and Water". Darn it Janet Edwards! Why do you have to be such an awesome author! ;-)

  5. 4 out of 5

    Dominique

    A prequel novella that gives a lot of little hints to the backstory of who Jarra is! I still utterly love the style of writing of these books.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jess

  7. 4 out of 5

    Camille Soulhat

  8. 5 out of 5

    Newnew145

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sabine

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sytc

  11. 4 out of 5

    Louise

  12. 5 out of 5

    Books In Brogan

    This is another win for Janet Edwards.  I love this series and am always glad to see a novella so I can visit this world again, in this one we learn more about Jara's backstory. While this novella isn’t very long, it puts a lot into the pages, we get a glimpse into the hero that Jara becomes. This review was originally posted on Books In Brogan

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kate

  14. 4 out of 5

    Tiago Zanco

  15. 5 out of 5

    Charlotte Iles

  16. 5 out of 5

    Nicholas Mullett

  17. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Brigade

  18. 4 out of 5

    Marilyn Fisher

  19. 4 out of 5

    Ed R Martin

  20. 5 out of 5

    Anita

  21. 5 out of 5

    Bookyurt

  22. 4 out of 5

    Dr Gary P Simpson

  23. 5 out of 5

    Tallianna Vanamee

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sam Gibbons

  25. 5 out of 5

    Mae

  26. 4 out of 5

    Dichotomy Girl

  27. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Heermann

  28. 4 out of 5

    Megan

  29. 4 out of 5

    Paula Krosky

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kat

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