Slave Empire: The Crystal Ship

Slave Empire: The Crystal Ship

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by T C Southwell
     
 

Rayne dreads the coming of the Crystal Ship and the legendary monster it bears. An Envoy destroyed a world once before, an almost forgotten event. One man, whose life the creature ruined, remembers. The mysterious Shrike has built the Slave Empire on blood and tears, and Rayne must have his help if she is to defeat the Envoy. The battle to protect her will bring

Overview

Rayne dreads the coming of the Crystal Ship and the legendary monster it bears. An Envoy destroyed a world once before, an almost forgotten event. One man, whose life the creature ruined, remembers. The mysterious Shrike has built the Slave Empire on blood and tears, and Rayne must have his help if she is to defeat the Envoy. The battle to protect her will bring three empires to the brink of war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011153242
Publisher:
T C Southwell
Publication date:
12/17/2010
Series:
Slave Empire , #2
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
182,135
File size:
310 KB

Meet the Author

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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Slave Empire - The Crystal Ship 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 145 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a very good book. There are a couple moments where she is trying to fill the 529 pages and others where you cannot understand who's talking but other than that it was good. ( Could have had more on Rawn.)
Hort More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this series. I'm pretty love/hate with most novels, so I'm pleased to put this in the "love" category. The characters seemed likable. The author focused on fleshing out a small number of people, which I liked. Also, the stress of the series had a peak more in the middle than at the end, which made the experience of reading it much more relaxing and enjoyable. I looked forward to reading it each night. So why am I giving it 3 stars instead of 5? Well, there were a few things that bugged me. Certain lines in the books seemed very repetitive. I got the impression that the author tried to get into the "feel" of the book before each writing session, and ended up writing that feeling down again and again. This was noticeable in all three books, with some chapters simply sounding like edited versions of the previous. The author's feeling was well conveyed, but it seemed a little forced. The main characters didn't carry over from one book into the next well. The author really fleshed out some characters, giving their background and personality, then *poof*! Suddenly she barely mentioned them anymore. I could understand if she later realized that one character was boring to write and wanted to get rid of him, but it happened to most of them. Lastly, one thing that really bugged me was the main character's lack of any loyalty toward Earth. I understand that she had a miserable time there, but for being such a touchy-feely person, I just couldn't understand why she didn't think about it more often. Perhaps the author wanted to escape the world so strongly that she couldn't imagine wanting to come back to it? Hmmmm...
Yeny Struble More than 1 year ago
I read the first book I couldn't put it down. Bought this one and I am addicted. Can't wait to read the third book.
Char_Lee More than 1 year ago
Many times a second book in a trilogy is just a filler. Not so here! I love the way a completely alien entity is revealed to be worthy of my sympathy and even displays my fears. The bound grows beneath the surface of the story adding depth and intrigue. New characters are intruduced and secrets revealed. Very good read especially considering the price!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is the writer that got me started on a trip to somewhere else. I enjoyed all 3 books. I always enjoy knowing from the start that I can easily recommend to teenagers and adults. Beautiful, interesting, well-written books can be so entertaining wo language that may be offensive to some and yep, it would be to me. This is work the effort and can be read within a few days if you have the time but never lets you forget there is more to read and so you pick it up again. love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great read! Loved it!
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Great book
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I love it!!!!!!!!
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THE CRYSTAL EMPIRE IS HERE
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I'm not usually into sci-fi type books, but I enjoyed the first one and then bought the other two. I do like series and this one has been quite good. It's a very quick read. I'm looking forward to readin the final book.
BC1130 More than 1 year ago
How many sci-fi romances are out there? Not many, I think. Nice story and I like the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed this series very much. The author has a great imagination that sweeps you right along with it. Now on to the next one in the series it's going to be good I just know it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TCSOUTHWELL IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE SCIFI AUTHORS. Slave Empire book II Crystle Ship was great . Book I Prophecy The storyteller begins to weave together this wonderful saga.Book II Crystle Ship continues with the Golden Child Rayne and Tarke. I've read book III SHRIKE , it is everything you thought it would be and more.TC Southwell never fails to amaze me. I wish this had gone on to book IX like another TCS favorite of my Cyber Chronicles. Books I- IX . you judge
AvidReader777TJ More than 1 year ago
This series is one of the best I have read. Great characters, intense action, powerful relationships, amazing creativity. Very moving, I couldn't stop reading.
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