Stewards of the Flame by Sylvia Engdahl
Series: Flame Trilogy, Book 1.
Approx. 165,530 words.
Published on March 15, 2010 by
Ad Stellae Books.
When starship captain Jesse Sanders is detained by a dictatorial medical regime on the colony planet Undine, he is plunged into a life involving ordeals and joys unlike anything he has ever imagined. This controversial novel deals with the so-called paranormal powers of the human mind and appeals to a wide range of readers who question the dominant medical philosophy of today's society.