Among the humans, the Hansas' brutal Chairman struggles to crush any resistance, even as King Peter breaks away to form his own new Confederation among the colonies who have declared their independence.
And meanwhile, the original, voracious Klikiss race, long thought to be extinct, has returned, intent on conquering their former worlds and willing to annihilate anyone in the way.
The saga continues: listen to more of Kevin J. Anderson's Seven Suns series.
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"Rapid-fire action and panoramic plotting make this a first-class space opera." (Library Journal)
This book and the series is very interesting and an entertaining story. There are some implausabilities that could have been done better but if you look beyond that and just enjoy it is good stuff.
I much preffered George Guidell's reading in the first 3 books. This narrator is a little over dramatic in the read.
And also why cant new narrators in series ever listen to the way the first ones were read so the names are at least consistent?
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the series quite a bit but, as I've stated before, if you're the type who likes Hard Sci-Fi then you will find parts of these books highly annoying. More Fiction than Science. It's easy enough to overlook, given the overall fun of the story, but it can be eye rolling when Anderson completely ignores some of the fundamental laws of the universe without so much as a Star Trekian technobabble to make it seem even slightly plausabe.
Show me your paso doble.
My god! I just finished the book and I can wait for the next in the series. It is such an engrossing story! I've become seriously involved with the characters. I cheer and get worried about their fate. Just when you think everything is gonna work out... BAM! epic disaster. And you wonder "how will the spiral arm ever recover?" How in the world is Anderson going to make things ok? Or is he?!?! There are just so many new and amazing things that happen in this book.
As for the narration. It is different, but you get used to it as with book 4. I do find it weird that the roamers have a southern accent, I always imagined them as Japanese and Italian/European.
Began reading sci-fi 71 years ago, at age 4, will continue until my clock quits ticking.. Best education one could have ever wished for.
When I began this series with book one, I thought it was imaginative and grand in scope. Now, however at the end of book six, I am tired of destruction and resurrection, it goes on and on and has become somewhat predictable. I doubt if I will invest and future credits or money listening to this never ending story. Mr. Anderson, a fine writer, needs to bring it to a succinct ending.
I liked this installment but didn't think it was as good as Of Fire and Night. I was disappointed with the number of characters that died in this one but it happens. The plot was good overall and the performance good as well. I'm anxious to start the next book in the series and see how several subplots turn out.
With this novel, we are almost there. More of the threads of the story are woven into the tapestry. While listening, you will find it almost impossible to put aside the story. This is definitely a fast paced story. Sit back, listen, & enjoy!!
In the attempt to build up to the final book this one goes completely out of control just like the chairman. Some chapters do not add to the story arc at all other than to try and build to a crescendo and that was not needed at all.
Probably not. It is The Empire Strikes Back of this series, so the good guys are on the run, and all the bad guys are winning. This time, when I finished the book, I needed a long break from the series.
I still like King Peter. He is going to have to become a tad bit more proactive, but I think he can do it. I am also liking the two guys (one guard and one councilor) at the Whisper Palace who are becoming disenchanted with Basil Wenceslas. I expect a coup there, and hope it is exciting.
No. However much you like the series, they do get tiring with their constant jumping from world to world, species to species, character to character. And this one is the losing battle before the (I hope) final heroic, winning scenes that will resolve all.
My parents used to say that I could tell a 5-minute story in only half an hour. Well, this guy has got me beat. I am exhausted.
This particular chapter in the saga was sadly filler. It didn't resolve much and, frankly, was many hours that could have been used to further the story. Many of the characters actions are quite literally insane. I've enjoyed the series in general, but given the direction of the last couple of books I'm very glad to be coming to the end. This series could have most certainly been four books instead of seven.
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