Slave Empire - Prophecy

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Alien hunters invade a dying Earth in search of a saviour, and an ancient prophecy predicts a golden child who will save a galactic empire. A mysterious black ship is Rayne’s guide and a masked outlaw known as the Shrike her guardian. Others want to slay her and prevent the prophecy from coming true. In the midst of two great empires’ strife, the Shrike holds the power to save or destroy her.
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Language: English
ISBN: 9781458097026
About T C Southwell

T. C. Southwell was born in Sri Lanka and moved to the Seychelles when she was a baby. She spent her formative years exploring the islands – mostly alone. Naturally, her imagination flourished and she developed a keen love of other worlds. The family travelled through Europe and Africa and, after the death of her father, settled in South Africa.

T. C. Southwell has written over thirty fantasy and science fiction novels, as well as five screenplays. Her hobbies include motorcycling, horse riding and art, and she is now a full-time writer.

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Review by: Elaina J Davidson on Dec. 17, 2016 :
From a dying Earth to worlds out there, Rayne finds herself hunted due to an enigmatic prophecy. She is sold as a slave, and seeks escape. This is an excellent read. The descriptions of Earth in death throes are quite numbing – it’s something that could happen to our world. But the worlds out there are imaginative and you just have to read on to find out what’s in store for Rayne and her brother. My personal favourite is the being known as the Shrike!

Readers of scifi/fantasy will lap this up, I have no doubt. Definitely recommended!
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Review by: Mark Sloan on June 30, 2014 : (no rating)
This may be the best book that I've read from Smashwords. It is well written with a story line that keeps one's interest. Superior science fiction.
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Review by: Vanessa Finaughty on May 20, 2013 :
Slave Empire is a little different from Southwell’s other series, and, while I thoroughly enjoy all this author’s writing, the difference makes for a unique reading experience that will almost certainly leave you wanting more.

The prophesised golden child who will save a gigantic galactic empire is trapped on a dying Earth, searched for by friend and foe alike. Rayne has never heard of this prophecy, and her priority each day is to find food and stay alive – not save an empire she’s never heard of. It’s anyone’s guess how she will react to being abducted by her saviours.

A brilliant read that kept me reading – just be prepared to purchase all the books in this series, because you’re bound to enjoy this one that much.
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Review by: Amanda Loo on March 12, 2012 :
I have my doubts about this book up to one fourth of the book but after that it get exciting and I can't put it down.I think it will be better if there is more of the heroine's learning about her abilities.
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Review by: Nicki Johnson on Jan. 13, 2012 :
Love this series! It's one of those stories that you just can't put down. Fast-paced and exciting and one twist after another.
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Review by: Busy Willow on Jan. 10, 2012 :
I am enjoying the series. I enjoyed Prophecy so much, I bought the next two books. I only give 5 stars to books that keep me up at night, and I cannot put down, but I will probably finish this series. This series is well written and very imaginative;makes for a very entertaining read.
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Review by: Annamarie Berry on Oct. 19, 2011 :
First time I've read a book by T.C. Southwell. Really enjoyed it!
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Review by: ticup on Sep. 16, 2011 : (no rating)
Loved it!! First time I've purchased the next book in a series after reading the "freebie". Not a "complex" Sci Fi, but an easy reader I kept picking up. Keep 'em coming TC!!!
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Review by: Nanette on July 19, 2011 :
I've found this series (Slave Empire - I've read the first two) a little different from the other books. It seems more scifi, I guess, than... whatever genre the others fall into. I wasn't fond of it.

The writing is, as always, very good, and lots of what should no doubt be exciting things happen, but there is little interaction between the two main characters. What there is a lot of is interminable descriptions of ships and weapons outer spacey stuff and probably other stuff, too, that I just don't remember. Or that I skipped over. The underlying story is interesting but... well, maybe I just wasn't in the mood for this sort of presentation of it, or something.

But then, the first book was setting things up so I went ahead and bought the second book -- where, again, there was little interaction between the main characters and lots and lots of describing of the innards of a living ship. And other stuff. A lot of which I skipped over. Real interaction between the two main characters comes only at the end of the second book and then, whoops! It's time to buy the third.

For the first time, ever, reading a TC Southwell book, I was bored! Gasp.

Others found this series fascinating, as the reviews will attest, but if you are looking to get delightfully ensnared in Ms. Southwell's web of "gotta keep reading, have to know, oh my gosh I love these characters, where is the next book!?" type of reading experience, I would go for one of the other series of books.
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Review by: Ann Vicente on June 17, 2011 :
great story! T C Southwell really knows how to move the readers!!!! awesome!!!
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Review by: Opal Mist on June 03, 2011 :
An awesome series. It kept me on the edge of my seat with my heart pounding as each scene unwound. Each book in this series just gets better and better (if that is even possible). This author is now definately my favourite!
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Review by: melissa nagtegaal on May 27, 2011 :
Wonderfully writen. Awsome author. Read all of this series.
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Review by: Maria Sokolova on April 12, 2011 :
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Review by: Maria Sokolova on April 12, 2011 : (no rating)
Wonderful!I admire the writers' imagination!And as a woman, knows how to touch the womans' heart!Amazing!!!!!Congratulations!
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Review by: noonyd on April 09, 2011 : (no rating)
loved this book couldn't stop reading it and bought the next edition!
similar heroin/hero to other books but refreshingly different story- hate the fact i want a happy ever after for them both but the characters are very 'human'
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Review by: Anonymoose on March 13, 2011 :
I was sufficiently engrossed in this book that I signed up to smashwords to buy part 2 and 3 in the series as soon as I finished reading book 1 (06:23 on a Monday morning and I haven't slept yet). An interesting story which draws from some classic sci-fi themes but has a refreshing core of originality.

About the only negative comment I have regarding the book is the main characters near-obsession with sleep - Every time a crucial plot point is about to be revealed, she suddenly becomes very tired and we have to wait for a few pages. All in all, a pretty minor complaint.

I love the DRM-Free epubs which I can read on my Android mobile - which is the main reason why I had no hesitation buying more e-books. Assuming they're as good, I suspect I'll be buying more from this author in future.
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Review by: Tom Mullings on Feb. 08, 2011 : (no rating)
Really enjoyed this book. Thanks.
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Review by: Taruna Lamba on Dec. 19, 2010 :
first all your book covers are fantastic i said same about demon lord and every other book is also having a excellent book cover. i have just finished reading it and style of your story writing is excellent i was stalling the end but its so perfect.I just can't say enough words for it. i loved demon lord, this one,the cyber chronicles i finished (all three)them yesterday. I was up for 3 a.m just to finish these. so i think can't say any more that how good they are.
thanks for providing them free.
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