The Ashes of Worlds (Saga of Seven Suns Series #7)

The Ashes of Worlds (Saga of Seven Suns Series #7)

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by Kevin J. Anderson
     
 

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Galactic empires clash, elemental beings devastate whole planetary systems, and the factions of humanity are pitted against each other. Heroes rise and enemies make their last stands in the climax of an epic tale seven years in the making.

Acclaim for The Saga of Seven Suns

"Anderson weaves action, romance, and science with a rousing plot reflecting

Overview

Galactic empires clash, elemental beings devastate whole planetary systems, and the factions of humanity are pitted against each other. Heroes rise and enemies make their last stands in the climax of an epic tale seven years in the making.

Acclaim for The Saga of Seven Suns

"Anderson weaves action, romance, and science with a rousing plot reflecting the classic SF of Clarke and Herbert and the glossy cinematic influence of Lucas and Spielberg." --- Publishers Weekly *Starred Review*

"Kevin Anderson has created a fully independent and richly conceived venue for his personal brand of space opera, a venue that nonetheless raises fruitful resonances with Frank Herbert's classic Dune series." --- Scifi.com

"Everything about Anderson's latest is BIG-the war, the history, the aliens. These are elemental forces battling here, folks. Yet the characters are always the heart of the story, and their defeats and triumphs give perspective to it all." --- Starlog

"A soaring epic . . . a space opera to rival the best the field has ever seen." --- Science Fiction Chronicle

"Colorful stuff . . . bursting with incidents, concepts, and a massive cast of characters, matching well-thought-out SF ideas with melodrama and interfamily strife." --- SFX

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Library Journal

This seventh and final entry (following Metal Swarm) in New York Times best-selling author Anderson's "Saga of the Seven Suns" series begins with a lengthy recap of the previous titles, then documents the final conflicts of the seven-year saga of interplanetary wars between the human and alien races for control of the universe. Clear-voiced David Colacci (Of Fire and Night) makes easy work of the many fantasy names, though some of his characterizations are rather limited. As a title that translates successfully to audio, recommended for public and academic libraries with large sf collections. [Audio clip available through library.brillianceaudio.com.-Ed.]
—Beth Traylor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316032711
Publisher:
Orbit
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Series:
Saga of Seven Suns Series , #7
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
82,117
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Kevin J. Anderson has written 46 national bestsellers and has over 20 million books in print worldwide in 30 languages. He has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFX Readers' Choice Award. Find out more about Kevin Anderson at www.wordfire.com.

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The Ashes of Worlds (Saga of Seven Suns Series #7) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
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Absolutely fantastic. I read all seven volumes in sequence and had to force myself to put the books down for less important things like sleeping. As always, I encourage writers to use "devastate" instead of "decimate" unless they mean to knock one tenth off of something.
MichaelTravisJasper More than 1 year ago
I was very pleased with this concluding volume of the series. Tons of action. Interesting and satisfying story development. I really cared what happened t many of the large ensemble cast of characters, and I was not disappointed. This was a fun creative series. I will miss it now that it is over for me. Michael Travis Jasper, author of the novel “To Be Chosen”
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plappen More than 1 year ago
Last of a seven-book series, this is space opera on a grand scale. Galactic empires clash, and elemental beings wipe out entire star systems. The Klikiss are an insectoid, hive-mind race who were thought to have been extinct for the past several thousand years. Well, they're not extinct, and they want their old colony planets back. The Klikiss are the sort of beings who don't take No for an answer. They are also in the middle of a major "civil war" to see which hive, or breedex, will dominate. With a death toll in the tens of thousands, new genetic material is needed to replenish the ranks, like from slaughtered human colonists on one planet . Basil Wenceslas is Chairman of the Terran Hanseatic League (Emperor of Earth). He is increasingly isolated and psychotic. King Peter and Queen Estarra are able to flee Earth for the planet Theroc, where they set up a rival Confederation. Many human colony planets switch their allegiance to the Confederation, so Wenceslas sends the Earth Defense Forces to make an example of several colonies. The Ildiran Empire (another humanoid race) establishes an alliance with the Confederation, reducing the number of the Chairman's allies to near zero. The Chairman kidnaps the Ildiran Mage-Imperator, the Ildiran leader, and takes him to an EDF base on Earth's moon until he reconsiders the alliance. Ildirans have a sort of telepathic connection between all members of the race. If any Ildiran is cut off from that connection for any length of time, permanent insanity is a major concern. Chairman Wenceslas comes up with the idea for an alliance with the Klikiss. He sends one of his senior Generals to negotiate a treaty. The General does not go out of loyalty; he goes because the Chairman does not think twice about holding hostage family members of his senior officers. The general discovers, to his horror, that the Klikiss have no interest in an alliance with anyone. Later, a Klikiss battle group shows up in Earth orbit, with enough firepower to turn Earth into a burned-out cinder. They want to talk to the Chairman, in person, now. He still thinks that he can get whatever he wants, whenever he wants. This is what good space opera is all about. There is a helpful summary of the rest of the series, so the reader does not have to read it all to understand this book. But it's a very good idea, because the writing is that good. Separately or together, this is very much recommended.
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