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Under the Heavens

Under the Heavens

By Ruth Fox
Categories: Young Adult Fiction, General, Dystopian, Psychological
Series: The Ark Trilogy
Imprint: CamCat Books
Hardcover : 9780744304763, 400 pages, April 2022
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780744304336, April 2022
Paperback : 9780744304701, 400 pages, April 2023
Paperback (Large print edition) : 9780744304671, 560 pages, April 2022
Audiobook (Unabridged edition) : 9780744305029, April 2022

Hannah Monksman won the opportunity to captain Seiiki and carry the last of Earth’s whales to a new planet, but the isolation of space may be getting to her when she suspects that someone else is hiding onboard.


Even the darkest secrets will come to light.

Bubbly social media star Hannah Monksman is captaining Seiiki and carrying the last of Earth’s whales to a new paradise planet. Viewers have been following Hannah’s journey, but what they don’t know is her true identity—Kim Teng who won her role as Caretaker with the help of underground operatives known as the Crusaders.

Kim forms a close bond with the whales in her care, and their mental Link allows conversation on the lonely spaceship. But when one of the whales, Adonai, begins acting strange, Kim begins to suspect that she is a pawn in a secret mission meant to ensure the whales never reach their destination. Or it may just be the isolation getting to her.


“A slow-building science-fiction thriller that deserves a sequel.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Ruth Fox’s Under the Heavens updates the tale of Noah’s ark, transforming it to feature whales in space and a mission gone awry.” —Foreword Reviews, a Foreword Book of the Day

“Fox weaves elements of religion and philosophy into a winning combination of action, romance, and science fiction centering whales in space . . . Fox’s whale space opera is both action-packed and thought-provoking.” Publishers Weekly, Starred Review