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The Ashes of Worlds: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 7 | [Kevin J. Anderson]

The Ashes of Worlds: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 7

The culminating volume in The Saga of Seven Suns weaves together the myriad story lines in a spectacular grand finale. Galactic empires clash, elemental beings devastate whole planetary systems, and the factions of humanity are pitted against one another. Heroes rise and enemies make their last stands in the climax of an epic tale eight years in the making. The Saga of Seven Suns is one of the most colorful and spectacular science-fiction epics of the past decade.
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Publisher's Summary

The culminating volume in The Saga of Seven Suns weaves together the myriad story lines in a spectacular grand finale. Galactic empires clash, elemental beings devastate whole planetary systems, and the factions of humanity are pitted against one another. Heroes rise and enemies make their last stands in the climax of an epic tale eight years in the making.

The Saga of Seven Suns is one of the most colorful and spectacular science-fiction epics of the past decade.

Listen to more of Kevin J. Anderson's Seven Suns series.

©2008 Kevin J. Anderson; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

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    David Arbogast Lees Summit, Missouri United States 12-02-08
    David Arbogast Lees Summit, Missouri United States 12-02-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Satisfying Conclusion to a Great Series"

    There are several aspects about this book and series that I don't love. For instance, the Basil Wenceslas character (Chairman of the Terran Hanseatic League) behaves too much like a spoiled 12-year old brat rather than the cruel-yet-sophisticated man that the author describes him as. But, points of complaint such as that ought to be set aside with consideration to the series as a whole. And as a whole the Saga of Seven Suns is wonderful and Ashes of Worlds is its fitting end.

    Colacci's narration is, on the whole, excellent. Is he always consistent in his character voices? Not really, but even so, his voice makes for great listening.

    I've already listened to the whole saga twice in the last six months! Is it long? Well, sure. But, I hate when good books come to an end - and this great series takes a good long time to end! This is my kind of series and my favorite genre (space opera): Enthusiastic 5 stars for Ashes of Worlds and the whole Saga of Seven Suns!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Carpria 07-07-08
    Carpria 07-07-08 Member Since 2010
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    "I loved it!!!"

    For those who read the previous 6 books this was a great final book! Exciting with great narration.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Eugene R. White Williamsburg, VA USA 05-08-14
    Eugene R. White Williamsburg, VA USA 05-08-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Like the story, but not the narration"

    Good story for my daily commute. I am hooked on the series, though its a little long and tedious at times. After getting hooked on the narrator in books 1 to 3, I still cannot get used to the accents the current narrator uses. Would it be too much for him to at least use the same pronunciations (e.g., Taah-c-a vs. Tay-sha)? Change is hard.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Corey Glenview, IL, USA 10-17-08
    Corey Glenview, IL, USA 10-17-08 Member Since 2009
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    "Great story but, again, questionable narration"

    I reviewed a Seven Suns novel read by David Colacci before and have not much new to say. Colacci, get your voices straight... Rlinda Kett sounds like she's from Brooklyn in one book and Alabama in the next. This happens with many characters across the books... "Mr Steinman" sounds like an average old guy in one book and has a thick New York Jewish accent in another. I do recommend the series, I am just disappointed with the narration.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Frank 12-26-08
    Frank 12-26-08
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    "Glad to be done!"

    I read the entire series of 7 books and all-in-all I thought it was a good story. I was some what disappointed in the last book because I felt ( and this may sound odd) too many good guys lived. I needed more pathos to fell like it was all worth it. The reader with the southern accents drove me nuts. Everyone who was working class had a trailer-trash-from-texas-arkansas-mississippi-georgia-alabama-new-orleans accent. They sounded like they should have been flying Winnebagos and not mantas. But I admit, I would read the series again.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    chris Albuquerque, NM, United States 12-02-08
    chris Albuquerque, NM, United States 12-02-08 Member Since 2013
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    "Is it over yet...?"

    The first 3-4 books were great, but at this point I just want to get it over with. I was pretty much done with these at the last book, but finding that this would be the final book I thought I should at least finish the series.

    But YIKES, slowly but surely the characters and plot became ridiculous. Some of the dialogue and interaction became just silly...

    Still was a cool story, especially considering the scope of it all. Just wish it could have had a more realistic touch.

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    john DEL VALLE, TX, United States 12-11-08
    john DEL VALLE, TX, United States 12-11-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Awsome Finish"

    Overall i thought the story was fairly predictable. how ever the story telling was great, well worth the listen i would recommend it to anyone.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony Minneapolis, MN, USA 10-24-08
    Anthony Minneapolis, MN, USA 10-24-08 Member Since 2003
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    "I've reached that point..."

    Ya know... there is a point where you just sit back and say this or that character is getting ridiculous and it is making the whole story ridiculous. I've reached the point where the Chairman of the Hansa is so one-dimensional and such a pivot point for the enitre story that everything is getting predictable.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rob Harper 06-19-15
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    "What a Saga!"

    I have never been so spellbound by a series of books as I have been by this set of seven novels. The story line was compelling, the myriad intricate plots were riveting and both narrators performed admirably.

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    Curtis Lowery Little Rock, AR USA 05-22-15
    Curtis Lowery Little Rock, AR USA 05-22-15 Member Since 2001
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    "Weak and too long."

    Struggled to finish this story. it was monotony regarding the evil Chairman. the story jumps around a great deal and seemed very implausible at times. would not start this series again if I had to do over.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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