Centuries after wars nearly destroyed civilization, the two islands of New Pacifica stand alone, a terraformed paradise where even the Reduction—the devastating brain disorder that sparked the wars—is a distant memory. Yet on the isle of Galatea, an uprising against the ruling aristocrats has...
Persis Blake: Persis Blake is the heroine of the novel. She's a flighty, frivolous socialite, seemingly interested only in the latest gossip the court has to offer, or the latest fashions which she can adapt. Secretly, however, she is the Wild Poppy, the island's most infamous spy.
Justen Helo: Justen Helo is a young medic from the island of Galatea. His name brings him fame, as his grandmother invented the cure for the Reduction. He is very passionate about what he does, and believes strongly in rights and wrongs.
Vania Aldred: The daughter of Citizen Aldred, the leader of the revolution on Galatea. Vania is ambitious but cruel, believing strongly that the people opposing the revolution must be overthrown, to ensure equality among everyone. She isn't afraid to be cruel if it means advancing her cause.
Princess Isla: The young ruler of Albion. Her parents and older brother died in a boating accident, leaving her and her toddler brother behind. Due to the island's sexist rules, she is not the true queen, but simply ruling as princess regent until her little brother can take the throne. She works hard to be a fair leader and to prevent the revolution from spreading to Albion. She is in the League of the Wild Poppy, and helps Persis with her duties as the Wild Poppy.
Tero Finch: A young gengineer, he is also in the League of the Wild Poppy. He helps the Princess and Persis by supplying them with genetemps and new apps for their palmports to help with the spying. He has been close friend with both Persis and Isla since they were little kids.
Andrine Finch: Tero's little sister. She is also aware of Persis' identity as the Wild Poppy, and helps Persis liberate the unfairly kept prisoners. She often accompanies Persis on her missions.
Remy Helo: Remy is Justen's younger sister. She is only fourteen, and can be a bit naïve, but deserves more credit than she gets. She is fiercely protective of Justen, who is her only family. She believes that the revolution is good, and that they're doing the right thing.
Heloise Blake: Heloise Blake is the mother of Persis, and the wife of Torin Blake. Despite being a reg, she married an aristo, and her romance with Torin was an inspiring tale. Beautiful and clever, she won over Torin's heart. She is ill.
Torin Blake: Torin is the lord of Scintillans, the husband of Heloise Blake, and the father of Persis Blake. He is clever and a good lord, but worries tremendously over his wife's illness. He also worries over his daughter's frivolity.
Citizen Damos Aldred: Citizen Aldred is the leader of the revolution. He believes that the aristos and anyone who supports them deserve to be punished by means of the Reduction drug, as payback for what they caused to the ancestors of the regs.
Trina Delmar: Trina Delmar is a young soldier who seems to care more about what's happening to the prisoners of the revolution than most revolutionaries do.
Slipstream: Persis' gengineered sea mink. He accompanies Persis on her missions as the Wild Poppy.
Elliot North: Elliot North, also known by her formal title of Chancellor Boatwright, is a Luddite lord, and the protagonist from For Darkness Shows the Stars. She, Kai, Ro, Andromeda, the Innovations and several other Posts discover New Pacifica on their journeys on the Argos. She is uneasy about flashy technology and fanciful clothing, but she tries to keep an open mind. She is in love with Kai.
Captain Malakai 'Kai' Wentforth: Captain Malakai 'Kai' Wentforth is the leader of the expedition on the Argos. He has used ERV to genetically enhance his eyesight, hearing and physical abilities. As a free Post, he is more accustomed to the fanciful clothing and technology that they find on New Pacifica. He is in love with Elliot.
Ro: Ro, having been given the fancier, Post-like name of Tomorrow, is the Reduced friend of Kai and Elliot. Being Reduced, she is mute, and has limited mental capabilities. However, she is kind and caring, and loves pretty things, and her friends protect her.
Andromeda Phoenix: Andromeda Phoenix is a Captain of the Star Fleet. She is snarky and mistrusting of all royalty or aristocrats, and is initially in support of the revolution when she hears about it. She is friends with Kai and Ro, and has overcome her natural prejudice against people in power to care for Elliot as a friend as well.
Noemi Dorric: Head of the DAR sanitarium nearest Scintillans, and also the chief medic for the League of the Wild Poppy and the Blake family's private nurse.
One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Eleven Twelve Thirteen Fourteen Fifteen Sixteen Seventeen Eighteen Nineteen Twenty Twenty-one Twenty-two Twenty-three Twenty-four Twenty-five Twenty-six Twenty-seven Twenty-eight Twenty-nine Thirty Thirty-one Thirty-two Thirty-three Thirty-four
Aristos: Short for 'aristocrat', they are the rich upper class.
Regs: Short for 'regulars' they are the poorer lower class.
Palmport: The palmport is a device the rich aristos can have installed into their hand. It allows them to telepathically send flutternotes to other people, as well as play with apps. However, they drain the energy and nutrients of the person using it, and supplements must be taken in order to use palmports.
Flutternote: A flutternote is a message sent from a palmport, or a wall port. It assumes a shape the sender desires, such as a flower, and zips off to the recipient, carrying information no one else can see.
gengineering: Gengineering, or genetic engineering, is a science which allows people to play with their own genetics, and change whatever they see fit.
Genetemps: Genetemps is a drug people can take, and a form of genetic engineering. It has a code which changes the genetics of the person, allowing them to assume a completely different look, or simply something like glow-in-the-dark skin. It is temporary. It is also dangerous, as it can cause a serious illness if there's something wrong with the code.
We’re hiding the errata, awards, classification, links to supplemental material, movie connections, books that influenced this book, books influenced by this book, books that cite this book and books cited by this book sections.
If you would like to add content to them, you must first make them visible.