Early in the 25th century, humans ignited a fierce war with the hydrogues. Now the gas-giant planets, once a major source of fuel for Earth, are off limits, and the fearsome hydrogues scour the solar system, incinerating humans and the trees of the worldforest. As political unrest spreads throughout Earth's space colonies, a possible ally is discovered: an ancient race of water-based creatures. But is it too late to stop the war?
Forest of Stars is a breathtaking science fiction epic, encompassing the power of galactic politics and the poetry of private dreams. Audie Award-winning narrator Geroge Guidall voices each character, whether human or alien, with dramatic intensity in a work that seems written for audio.
Don't miss a minute of the action in Kevin J. Anderson's Saga of Seven Suns.
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"Best seller Anderson turns up the heat in his second Saga of the Seven Suns installment, proving he has firepower to burn. He weaves action, romance and science with a rousing plot reflecting the classic SF of Clarke and Herbert and the glossy cinematic influence of Lucas and Spielberg....This saga soars." (Publishers Weekly)
The characters are continually developing throughout this story and build into a terrific saga. I'm really looking forward to the next part of this series.
I loved this book! The events and the characters just kept getting more interesting and I found myself getting drawn more and more to the characters. As soon as I finished it I got the next one in the series.
Its sweep is enormous and things, as in real life, are often not as they were believed to be. The reader is great, the story is great and the characters are multi-faceted. What else could one ask of a book?
This story is fast paced and great fun to listen too. Like te first book it tells several parallel stories that get woven into a tight fabric. Well read and just an excellent story. I just picked up the third book... I can hardly wait for the download to complete.
I listened to books one, two and three, but by the time I was halfway through book two I realized I did not care about most of the characters nor their struggles. I suppose the reason I finished books two and three (besides the fact that I had used my credits on them) was to see if the series explained any of the larger mysteries it had hinted at.
The chapters were all pretty short, which resulted in little more than the feeling the author was telling you which characters went to where. It was a bit like someone recounting a chess match.
The societies were all stereotypes and simplified. Everyone from this character group is bad. Everyone from this character group is good.
The 1st of the series was disappointing, but I hoped that the 2nd book would gain momentum. Unfortunately it just wandered along at the same unfocused pace. Interesting concepts but the characters are vague, and it just never makes the leap from a fair story to good or great one.
AND for some reason the author chooses to constantly refresh our memories on various storyline points, really annoying.
Absolutley amazing follow up to a phenomonal beginning. I have become a permenant fan of Anderson, and cannot wait till I read the 3rd book in the series.
Again the reader Guidall is the best in the business in my own opinion so this just puts an amazing book over the top... I would give the entire series 6 stars if I could.
The first book: a LOT of characters, quickly sketched in and an interesting background premise. Kinda star warsyen. But by the end of book one the story is starting to wear thin.
A Forest of Stars continues to wear even thinner. A couple of logic gaps are too big to leap (especially when the entire story is based on you making that leap <lol>). Even MORE especially ...if you made the one or two that got the story started...somewhat reluctantly <g>. Almost one third of the way through this book, I realized that I had fallen into the soap opera trap once again. The story starts becoming: he did this to her and she did this to him and they did this to them and .... the soap opera continues for many, many books to come. If that's what you like, this is the series for you. Me, I'm stopping here.
Book I was interesting enough to buy Book II, but that will be the end. I found there was too much going on, almost like the author wanted a cliff-hanger to end each chapter. Too many "boy loses girl, boy gets girl" twists to be believable. Not enough alien races, you say? Well, just keep reading and the author will introduce another.
Anyway, just my two cents worth.
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