This is not only a book for aficionados of the journey and search genre of literature e.g. Lord of the Rings, but will also appeal to those who enjoy a cracking adventure story. It is very interesting to read how a disparate ethnic and genetic mix of people meld together into a team to search for Staria. I don’t wish to give anymore away and recommend that you read it for yourself to see what I mean.
-K. Robinson, Goodreads
4.3 rating based on 17 ratings (all editions)
Can this weird old man, with his absurd claims and his plant fixation, really offer any answers?
Why are four strangers prepared to follow him on a long trek in search of a plant called Staria?
How did he save a dying woman with just a simple flower? What’s so odd about his DNA?
Why is a huge company spending millions trying to catch him? Why is he so convinced that nature is about to purge the world with a bird flu pandemic?
Is he really able to produce a cure?
What if he can’t?
What if he won’t?