The Far Side of Evil

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Sylvia Engdahl, 1989 - Fiction - 292 pages
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Assigned as a observer to a world whose people may soon destroy their civilization, Anthropological Service agent Elana expects merely to gain knowledge that may save other planets. When a young, inexperienced agent unwittingly endangers the entire world by a well-meant but ill-advised attempt to intervene, Elana finds that only she--at great cost--can prevent an immediate war of annihilation. 

Although this book has the same heroine as Enchantress from the Stars, it is an independent story for much older readers and should not be considered a sequel.


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User Review  - RoDor - LibraryThing

Strongwilled Elana is sent to the planet Toris as an observer agent, having just graduated from the Federation Anthropological Service Agency. The Federation has matured over war, hate and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Waianuhea - LibraryThing

I can't stop re-reading this! Elena's all grown up and on her first "official" mission - only this time, she knows beforehand that the chance of her dying is very high! More than just a sequel to ... Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Sylvia Engdahl is the author of ten science fiction novels. Though best known for her Young Adult novels, which are also enjoyed by many adult readers, most recently she has written four novels for adults: the Hidden Flame series and the RIsing Flame series.

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