Tag: Author: Kevin J. Anderson


Review: The Ashes of Worlds

Posted 11 April, 2014 by Lianne in Books / 0 Comments

The Ashes of Worlds
By: Kevin J. Anderson
Format/Source: Mass bound paperback; my purchase

The allied factions of humanity, along with the waning Ildiran Empire and the powerful water elementals and sentient trees, have defeated the near-invincible alien race of the hydrogues, driving them back into the depths of gas-giant planets.

But before peace can heal the wounds between the races, two ancient enemies return: the capricious fiery elementals, the faeros, who mean to burn all those who fought alongside their mortal enemies. And the lost hive race of the Klikiss, who intend to reclaim all the worlds they inhabited 10,000 years earlier, worlds that are now home to many human colonies.

Meanwhile, the leader of the Terran Hanseatic League, Chairman Basil Wenceslas, intends to pull all of humanity’s unruly stepchildren into his iron grip – even if it means he has to hold the Ildiran Mage-Imperator hostage, risking renewed war with an entire alien civilization.

The Ashes of Worlds brings to a thrilling conclusion the myriad storylines of galactic warfare and personal betrayals, starlost romances and titanic alien conflicts.

And here we are, at the concluding novel of the Saga of Seven Suns (100 Things) science fiction series. It was quite a feeling when the book arrived in the post, to have the last volume in your hands, to line it up with the rest of the books (all matching formats, cover art–very pleasing to my particulars about shelf organisation =P), to find out what happens to all of these characters I’ve been following since 2011. Spoilers if you haven’t read the previous six installments!

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Review: Metal Swarm

Posted 14 March, 2014 by Lianne in Books / 0 Comments

Metal Swarm
By: Kevin J. Anderson
Format/Source: Mass bound paperback; my purchase

For years, the alien Klikiss robots have pretended to be humanity’s friends, but their seeming “help” allowed them to plant an insidious Trojan Horse throughout the Earth Defense Forces. Now, in the aftermath of a devastating war, swarms of ancient robots built by the Klikiss continue their depredations on helpless worlds with stolen and heavily armed Earth battleships.

Among the humans, the Hansa’s 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.

Here we are at the sixth installment of the Saga of Seven Suns (100 Things) science fiction series. Up until now I’ve more or less paced myself with reading the installments of this series but with the craziness of the last volume, Of Fire and Night (review), I just had to find out what happened next. Spoilers if you haven’t read the first five installments!

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Review: Of Fire and Night

Posted 7 March, 2014 by Lianne in Books / 0 Comments

Of Fire and Night
By: Kevin J. Anderson
Format/Source: Mass bound paperback; my purchase

After many years of hardship and bravery, the human race faces its greatest challenge. The sweeping war between titanic races -a conflict that has obliterated planets, extinguished entire stars, exterminated whole races – is reaching its end game. Allies become betrayers, strangers become fast friends, and enemies clash in a struggle that will rock the galaxy.

As the climactic battle is engaged, the Ildiran Solar Navy, the Earth Defense Forces, the Roamers, green priests, Klikiss robots, and hydrogue warglobes collide in a fury that will destroy many and change the landscape of the Spiral Arm forever.

Of Fire and Night is the fifth installment of the Saga of Seven Suns (100 Things) science fiction series. I started reading this in 2011 (I believe?) and I can see the finish line, lol! Spoilers if you haven’t read the first four installments!

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Review: Scattered Suns

Posted 3 November, 2013 by Lianne in Books / 0 Comments

Scattered Suns
By: Kevin J. Anderson
Format/Source: Mass bound paperback; my purchase

The fourth novel in the Saga of Seven Suns series executes a plan that has been long in the making. The final, most powerful enemy against the humans is about to be launched; how will they survive?

The war between the alien hydrogues and the faeros rages, reducing suns to blackened shells–including one of the fabled seven suns of the Ildiran Empire. The Ildirans are engaged in a bloody civil war and are bitterly divided. Can they overcome their internal fighting to face a deadly new enemy?

So here I am, at the fourth installment of the Saga of Seven Suns (100 Things) science fiction series. It’s been quite a story so far with plenty of twists and turns and plent of characters facing all sorts of odds so I was definitely curious to see where everyone ended up in this installment. Spoilers if you haven’t read the first three installments!

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Review: Horizon Storms

Posted 25 January, 2013 by Lianne in Books / 0 Comments

Horizon Storms
By: Kevin J. Anderson

Caught in the middle of a titanic struggle between two alien superpowers, the factions of humanity and their allies, the Ildirans, are under siege. Can they resolve their differences to fight a common threat?

For the leader of the Roamers, survival means extending a helping hand to others, while the chairman of the Terran Hansa plans to use a new, untested alien weapon regardless of the consequences. And for the new Ildiran Mage-Imperator, survival involves throwing off the choking traditions of the Empire – even if it might trigger a civil war.

As old intrigues and dark secrets come to light, a man who is believed to be long dead returns with an ally who may save mankind. But this new fragile hope will be threatened by a fresh betrayal – the most bitter and brutal of them all…

Horizon Storms is the third installment of Kevin J. Anderson’s Saga of Seven Suns. I can’t believe it’s almost been a year since I read the second installment to the series, A Forest of Stars (review) but I love how easy it is to slip back into the universe that Anderson created. Contains some spoilers ahead!

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