Reads and writes fantasy, science fiction with a smattering of horror. Favorite authors: Charles de Lint and Steven Erikson.
Lives in Toronto with the obligatory cats, who are kind enough to let her believe she's in charge.
Hoping to have some fiction uploaded soon.
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The Phoenix Rising
on July 23, 2012
I almost missed my subway stop – that’s how engrossed I was in The Phoenix Rising.
'Rising' picks up the story where The Phoenix Conspiracy left off. I recommend reading 'Conspiracy' first; while both novels are complete in themselves, the overarching mystery continues. Besides, you can’t beat Conspiracy’s price.
The series revolves around Calvin Cross and the crew of the IWS Nighthawk, one of a few phantom-class stealth warships serving the human Empire. Once stars of Intel Wing, the authorities are now actively hunting the Nighthawk with a dead or alive mandate. But just as Cross had questioned the motivations of the villain of 'Conspiracy', so his assigned hunter wonders about Cross’s motivations and is determined to take him alive.
Sanders’ series takes place against a well-built backdrop; his aliens have unique perspectives, beliefs and desires, rather than being humans in disguise; and his characters, human and alien alike, are all individuals with their own issues including addiction, unrequited love and youthful rebellion.
The only downside is that I have to wait for the next book in the series.
on Oct. 07, 2012
Just finished Books 1 & 2 of the series and immediately bought Book 3 and Adrian's Eagles (I'm hoping it's Book 4).
The story line is strong, the characters believable and I found myself really caring about what happens to them. Some of the images in the books are disturbing to me, but if the end of the world happens in this fashion, it won't be pretty.
There were a few grammatical errors that pulled me out of the story, but these happen, even in best-selling novels. I was once one of fifty readers for a very well-known SF author and there were still errors in the published book.
This is an excellent series and I look forward to reading the rest of it.