Slave Empire: The Crystal Ship [NOOK Book]

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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.

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Slave Empire: The Crystal Ship

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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.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011153242
  • Publisher: T C Southwell
  • Publication date: 12/17/2010
  • Series: Slave Empire , #2
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 63,158
  • File size: 613 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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  • Posted November 2, 2011

    Good characters and flow, but a few problems.

    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...

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 4, 2011

    Excellent second installment!

    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!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Good

    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.)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 8, 2011

    GREAT SERIES!!!!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    Easily my favorite series

    Great book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    Rose

    She sat on the floor waching wishing it was her

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    Missy to dan

    Thank you *puts my arm onhis arm

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    Luke

    I cross my arms, waiting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    Great book

    I love it!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    THE CRYSTAL EMPIRE IS HERE

    THE CRYSTAL EMPIRE IS HERE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Kayden

    I wait for Aslyn.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    Very quick read and interesting concept.

    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.

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  • Posted December 11, 2012

    Nice read

    How many sci-fi romances are out there? Not many, I think. Nice story and I like the characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2012

    Very entertaining

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2012

    !!!!!!! FANTASTIC !!!!!!!

    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

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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    Incredible, Highly Recommend

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Recluse to Veronca

    *I swing in a scoop Veronica up into my atms. I swing bacl to SL*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    George

    Hello....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Unknwon

    *he sighs and he takes out his l a s e r p i s t o l and points it at the wall*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    SEXY ALL-AMERICAN SLAVE RESULT SIX

    COME N GET ER!

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