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Children of Scarabaeus

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  • Posted April 9, 2011

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    A fresh new author in a played out genre.

    I read a lot and have been disappointed in a lot of the of the books out there but Sara Creasy has started a new world that has me utterly captivated. I started with her first book the Song of Scarabaeus and found myself drawn into a creative and beautiful world. It is absolutely nessicery to read the first book before reading the Children of Scarabaeus. This second installment was just as captivating as her first book and continues with a fluidity that starts the anticipation building right at the begining and continues through out the whole book. If I didn't have a two year old I would have lost myself in this book as it was I finished it in short order. I love Edie and Finn their relationship is so enjoyable to fallow and their loyalty and selflessness is commendable and I love to hate the Crib. Basically the reason I chose to write this review is to help a new author get the fame she deserves and to ecourage readers out there to take a chance. You wont regret this read.

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  • Posted March 17, 2011

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    Sara Creasy continues a strong saga with a moral underlying premise

    Although Cyphertek Edie Sha'nim and her bodyguard-lover Finn escaped from Scarabaeus, the tyrannical Crib government still wants her. Her hope to escape their brutal control of the universe is the fringe frontier worlds, but failed to appreciate how much her skill to change ecologies mean to the Crib.

    They are caught and if she wants her lover to survive she will obey and cooperate. However, she is ill with what is demanded of her. If she performs the ecological reengineering she will kill a planet. Making matters worse the Crib is employing cypherteck children as slaves. There is the threat to the orb that started her as a dissenter, Scarabaeus.

    The sequel to Song of Scarabaeus is a direct entry so it behooves fans to have read the previous tale first. Edie and Finn begin new escapades, but it is even more a coming of age thriller than its predecessor; as the lead couple struggle with political machinations as bioengineering and ecological reengineering has winners and losers as Edie has learned. Readers will relish Children of Scarabaeus as Sara Creasy continues a strong saga with a moral underlying premise in which each successful transformation brings affluence but at the cost to someone else.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Must read

    I have read and reread this book so many times. It never gets old and it never fails to suck me into the story. This is truely one of the best book Ive read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    This is a must read if you have read Song of Scarabaeus. Sara Creasy does a great job of wrapping up the story and leaving readers satisfied.

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  • Posted May 9, 2011

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    Really 4.75 Rating

    I strongly recommend you read the previous books in the series Song of Scarabaeus prior to reading this book. I've really been looking forward to this sequel. This was an exciting conclusion to a fantastic story that was full of twist and turns with plenty of action, planetary heist (literally), fast interstellar spaceship getaways, a creative terraforming nightmare and spectacular descriptions of exotic evolutionary planets so vividly expressed, I had no difficulties imagining them. I was fascinated at the clever and innovative ideas the author used to describe the human race migration in the future, from earth to populate hundreds of other worlds; and what society, on a grand "intragalactic" scale, might be like. The first book had what I defined as a mere "flare" of romance, unfortunately, this sequel had a bit more romance in it than the first. Thankfully it was not the main focus of the story. Children of Scarabaeus pretty much ties ups all the loose ends from Song of Scarabaeus and there isn't a book 3 slated for this series. However the story ended in such a brilliant way that leaves lots of openings if there are to be future books. This series has so many intricate layers and creativity that this epic story definitely too complex to be fully captured in only two books. I usually like to watch my SF (i.g. my beloved SGU, SG1, SGA, Doc Who, Torchwood, V, Farscape, BSG, etc.) and normally read my dark urban fantasy (Ilona Andrews [ Kate Daniels and The Edge series], Jennifer Estep [Elemental Assassin series], Jaye Wells [Sabina Kane series], Diana Pharaoh Francis [Horngate Witches series], Kalayna Price [Haven and Alex Craft series], J.A. Saare [Rhiannon's Law Series], etc.) but for the past few years, scifi is systematically being removed from many tv network's line-up; plus it's hard to invest in a show only to have it cancelled without being given a chance to build an audience. This series definitely satisfies my SF craving and is full of excitement and adventure. I highly recommend this book to fellow SF fans. To those fellow dark urban fantasy readers, looking for a good SF but don't want to end up with space romance; I highly recommend this book to you, as the style of writing is similar to an urban fantasy read. The author is already at work on a different SF series, I would definitely read anything she puts out. I'd also like to recommend Thomas DePrima - A Galaxy Unknown series. B&N do not carry this series however, Amazon does.

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