Birth of an Empire: The Beginning [NOOK Book]

Overview

The foundation of Xarrok evolves from the lives of three former experiments.

The children of promise find each other again. Each one holds a desire for peace, that will only be accomplished with unified effort.

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Birth of an Empire: The Beginning

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Overview

The foundation of Xarrok evolves from the lives of three former experiments.

The children of promise find each other again. Each one holds a desire for peace, that will only be accomplished with unified effort.

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Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Sinead MacDuglas
4.5 Stars!

The story is richly woven and carefully detailed. I was immediately drawn into the story by Kala, the Xenonian slave girl, with rare and powerful psionic abilities. I became her cheerleader as her skills were honed to make her a weapon for the military, and she struggled with her reluctance to cause harm, even to the enemy. I was intrigued by Yatrell, the hardened Dentonian warrior, who unwittingly becomes Kala's friend and confidante, across light years.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032894506
  • Publisher: The Writing Network
  • Publication date: 11/29/2011
  • Series: Xarrok, #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 42,007
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

A unique author with a passion for her family, Catrina Taylor is in love with the written word. As an avid reader she finds her mind enjoys the worlds created uniquely in Fantasy, Science Fiction and various crossover genre. As an author, she most often plays in a universe of her own creation.Introducing us to the imaginary world of Xarrok, she has hooked readers, waiting to see where her imagination takes us next.When she is not playing in the universe of her mind, she is playing with her children who she encourages to follow her passion for words, and excel in every area they show interest. In fact, this talented word smith finds that life through their eyes is a constant lesson in self discovery, happiness and curiosity.Inspired by her everyday world of family, infused with an unquenched curiosity, and gifted with the ability to take us to places we could never have imagined, Catrina Taylor is an authour who promises to keep you fully immersed in a world of wonder and intrigue, waiting for more.Engage other readers here: facebook.com/groups/Xarrok/
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2013

    Great

    Great sci-fi novel. Alien worlds and races well defined, adventure, romance and multiple secondary characters. I've enjoyed so much am starting the second book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2013

    Finished reading Birth of an Empire ~ by Catrina Taylor OMG, i p

    Finished reading Birth of an Empire ~ by Catrina Taylor OMG, i pressed through a migraine to finish this book, i just had to find out if Yatrell and Kala made up...only to find out it is a series!!!! UGH... :) i cant wait to read the next volume. This book is the first sci-fi book i've read and i was not disappointed. I LOVE it! The mind and heart are some seriously powerful weapons and in this book they are book used as positive and negative forces... a broken heart can be something to stump you or press you on, but when you have 2 hearts and they are both broken...watch out.
    Two people who are supposed to be enemies find each other over time and space and build a connection through their minds... one fights for the other and the other is more focused on their missions, and in the end they each deal with the pain of loss in their own ways.
    I am so a fan now!
    KieShi

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 25, 2013

    I liked "Birth of an Empire: The Beginning" by Catrina

    I liked "Birth of an Empire: The Beginning" by Catrina Taylor. The characters are very life like. The plot was a little slow in the beginning but picked up after a little while. Once it picked up it was a really good book. It had many twists and turns that made it that much more interesting. I can't wait to read the other books in this series. I would recommend this book for fans of science fiction books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2013

    This book was difficult to put down. I was drawn into this book

    This book was difficult to put down. I was drawn into this book like only a few books have. I was there feeling the frustration, waiting for the enemy. I was a little sad when it ended because I didn't  want to stop reading. had to get the second one as quickly as I could.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 29, 2013

    An interesting spin on the space opera genre. For a first novel

    An interesting spin on the space opera genre. For a first novel of a series it opens the questions of war, romance and the future in new and interesting ways. It definitely leaves the reader wanting more. This book actually reminded me of the beginning of the Honor Harrington series. I expect more good reads in the future.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2013

    Though I am not a fan of Sci-Fi, I found myself intrigued with t

    Though I am not a fan of Sci-Fi, I found myself intrigued with the main characters, Kala and the
     somewhat cynic Yatrell. Kala's psyionic abilities and inner strength made her "must be loved"
     character. From slave girl just discovering the extent of her power to a powerful military weapon,
    Kala intrigues the reader. All the while, the twists and turns lure you farther in and keep you wanting
    more.The worlds in which the book takes place and the technology posed an issue for me. This is
    in no way a bad thing. As someone who does not read the genre, I was simply muddling through the
    deeply detailed and vivid descriptions. Once I took the time to really look at what I was reading,
    everything came together nicely. If you are a Sci-Fi fan, I highly recommend this book. If you are not
    a fan of the genre but you want to start investigating what it has to offer, I highly recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    An Amazing Read!

    This story is great for mom's who enjoy reading and have no time. It is well thought out and the writing is more mature then most of the books I have picked up. The concept is brilliant. There is a cliff hanger at the end that makes you beg for the next story. If you like anything science fiction this book will keep you in it's pages. I recommend it to anyone who is tired of books for women that are nothing but romance. A strong female cast with a balance of male characters. If you have a high school student, who need to learn about caring for the earth without a lecture,I believe this story may help with that too. It is a series I will be buying as soon as the next books are released.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    Liked it

    Really enjoyed the book. Look forward to the continuation of Yatrell's and Kala's story in the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    Good

    Good story,buuuuuuut it kinda lagged in some places. I was also vastly annoyed that the book was 700+ pages and it ended with a "to be continued in the next book". At first, i found the long distance telepathic relationship interesting, but since it spanned the entire book with only one face to face encounter at the end it became tedious. Great premise, but it left me wanting

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    Not bad

    Could use some editing.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 3, 2013

    Silly

    So silly that I didn't bother to finish it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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