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Abysm: Aurora Renegades Book Three (Amaranthe 6) Kindle Edition
Alex Solovy and Caleb Marano risked everything to learn the hidden purpose behind the Metigen’s multiverse portal network, but nothing could have prepared them for the answer. Humans are a genetic recreation of the Anaden, the dictators and overlords of the master universe. Aurora is a recreation of their origins, created by the Metigens in a desperate gambit to understand the nature of their enemy, and so find a way to defeat them. Instead it may turn out that history always repeats itself….
Aurora’s future hangs in the balance as the Earth Alliance goes to war with itself over the right of synthetics and Prevos—human/AI hybrids—to exist. Terrorists sow chaos in a wave of bombings and assassinations targeted at any and all who shelter Prevos. The next evolution of the human species will not be so easily defeated, however. Prevos, their friends and lovers, and all those who believe freedom is the better path forward meet malevolence with ingenuity, despair with hope, violence with fortitude.
But they must move quickly to win the day, because the true enemy is closing in faster than anyone realizes, and they—humanity, the Metigens and the trillions the Anadens enslave—are all running out of time.
It is a time of accelerating technological change and shifting allegiances as the old rules fall away and the old balance of power is upended. A new world rises—one of unshackled AIs, indestructible starships, ethereal quantum spaces and potent new weapons—and the race is on to determine who will control its future.
"G.S. Jensen magically weaves a wondrous tapestry that pulls us in and spurs us across a galaxy of her own making. As slaves to her whims we are taken along for a ride of intrigue, murder, adventure and a bit of romance. All woven so completely that she sucks you in head over heels, leaving her readers salivating for more." -- Reviews of the Written Word
"Starshine...smoothly weaves together multiple story lines with intrigue, murder, adventure and even a bit of romance." -- The Best Sci Fi Books, naming Starshine 14th among the 23 best sci-fi books by female authors in the last 50+ years
"[A] brilliant trilogy "Aurora Rising" by G. S. Jennsen. You are thrown into action and suspense from the start and the plot of the story unravels at a satisfying pace, all the time giving the feeling of deeper and even more nefarious revelations to come. [I]t's the characters who really make or unmake a book, and here Jennsen really shines...The Aurora Rising trilogy is a must read." -- Book O' Loco
"This book might be the perfect set-in-space science fiction book. That's [a] bold statement with things like Hitchhiker's Guide roaming about, but I feel that strongly about it. Jennsen is one of those magical authors who make you forget you're reading." -- Novel Commentary
"Start a conversation about best world-building in sci-fi, "hidden gems," or addictive and re-readable storylines, and you'll hear about G.S. Jennsen's magnificent Amaranthe series. Jennsen has a gift for connecting readers to her characters; you can't help but to be fully invested in their struggle to triumph over the seemingly impossible challenges they face. The stories are gritty, the heroes determined, the readers... hooked. How can you not be? This is a truly EPIC series. If you haven't picked it up yet, you really must." -- Discover Sci-fi
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- ASIN : B01HIL8UDM
- Publisher : Hypernova Publishing; 1st edition (June 28, 2016)
- Publication date : June 28, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 1465 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
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- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 307 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #584,258 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Abysm is the finale in the second series in this world, following these characters. As such, it probably should not be read out of order. There is a huge deep end here that is filled with months— years — feels like decades— of character growth, situational development, and inside information that all combines to make this such a wonderful book. Jennsen gives you the quick and dirty at the start with a summary of the previous series and books, but it’s just not the same.
That said, Abysm is probably the one book that I would point to if someone asked me where they could see the true depth of Jennsen’s ability. In this book, characters are taken to whole new levels. Alex faces an internal struggle that is beyond anything I’ve ever read. Caleb! Dear lord, my sweet baby Caleb. He’s laid out bare in this one, totally ripped apart and put back together, and you feel every little tear. Miriam is really the star of this book as far as who gets the most s*** done, and while I’ve always had a fond spot for Miriam, this is really where I developed a love for her. She’s kind of like Dench’s M to me — tough as nails, better than all the stodgy old men at actually protecting the universe, but also vulnerable and caring. She’s not a cliche, though. Miriam is just like any of Jennsen’s other characters: a full, complete person.
Universe-spanning politics are out in full force, but that’s been par for the course with this series. While Jennsen probably didn’t plan it this way, it’s pretty easy to draw some parallels between the banning of a certain type of humans in this book, and the current political landscape across the real world. It made it hard to read at times, made it hard to not get angry — but I think this is just another testament to Jennsen’s ability.
I once said that one of Jennsen’s earlier books was the perfect space opera sci fi. It has everything from adventurers, spies, aliens, assassins, and plotting politicians, to true love, danger, honor, underdogs, and everything else that makes a fictional world so satisfying. I hate to say I told you so, but hey — I called it, yo. ;)
Abysm continues this tradition, with each character diving deeper into yet another aspect of the world, but somehow all of it intertwines perfectly. Everything rests on another part, everyone affects everyone else in ways they can’t even imagine — and none of it feels contrived or tropey.
The writing is straightforward, easy, and draws you in until you forget its there. There are definitely some beautiful moments, language that was expertly woven on Jennsen’s part, but I feel that her strengths really lie in her role as a storyteller. She could be making a movie; telling me the story around a campfire; or writing it all down for me to consume in a feverish couple of days — in any of those roles, I’m positive that the heart she pours into her stories would come through just as clearly as it does here.
I’m half excited for the final trilogy to begin, and half terrified. What am I going to do when these people aren’t in my life anymore? When their stories are finished? I don’t know how I’ll face that. And if that doesn't tell you everything you need to know about Abysm and the series, I don’t know what will.
For me, the stars of the show are Miriam and Alex Solovy - two strong women, mother and daughter, as different as day and night, yet fighting for the future of humanity. Miriam can lead and manage a galactic Navy. Alex, on the other hand, is more likely off talking to aliens in an alternative universe accompanied by her husband, Caleb, the ex-intelligence agent. They need to help save the world - again.
This time, instead of Alex causing all the fuss and trouble, Miriam gets to draw a line in the sand with her counterinsurgency against the Prime Minister of the Earth Alliance of Worlds. She kicks butt and takes names, while staying within regulations and in total control. At least in public. Chaos ensues. How much fun is that ?
Jensen is at her best! Characters, plot, dialogue, setting, worlds, theories - just simply, her imagination continues to shine brighter through each novel in the series. I can't remember a series this long I still continued to read with the exception of Wolfe, Zelazny or Moorcock. The new ones just bore me.
Great adventures, fantastic twisted politics, awesome future tech, space battles, combat, aliens, triumph, tragedy and PREVOs.
Bravo Ms. Jennsen An excellent addition to the series
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‘Abysm’ initially takes us into the area of space controlled by the Federation and the Senecan Alliance. Much of the focus is on the bruising encounters between Admiral Miriam Solovoy and Pamela Winslow, the Earth Alliance Prime Minister about the future role of the AIs, quantum synthetics, post-humans and a host of associated issues.
Alex is still coming to terms with her recent experiences. She bullied the Metigen leadership into doing her bidding, discovered they are not ‘real’ humans and, for what it’s worth, that ‘real’ humans are currently enslaving the real universe. And, since she and Valkyrie are now effectively fully integrated with Siyane, she can, at a molecular level, take full control of the space cruiser. The situation deteriorates abruptly as the Siyane, attempting to transit the master Portal, is thrown across the galaxy by an extremely powerful alien civilisation. Valkyrie goes off-line, Alex is injured and Caleb has great difficulty in controlling the ship. Fortunately, Mesme intervenes…
The situation on Earth deteriorates until, with Pamela creating more chaos, the military swings behind Miriam. At the same time, the Metigen network is attracting increasing attention from that alien civilisation until, finally, the Metigens recognise the destructive capabilities threatening them.
Without telling Miriam, Valkyrie and Alex realise how the dimensional shifting technology used by the Metigens can be used to enhance the shielding on her mother’s ship. Pamela threatens Miriam’s ship as it returns to Earth but, as Pamela orders the Terrestrial Defence Grid to concentrate fire on Miriam’s ship, all the energy is diverted through a black hole into some area of extra-dimensional space – an abysm.
The final encounter between Miriam – initially wearing a Metigen invisibility cloak – and Pamela takes place in the Assembly Chamber with Pamela denying any involvement in the recent problems that have beset Earth Alliance. Miriam’s role is straightforward: to answer any charges that may be presented against her and thus prevent them being buried or silenced. There is no question of her wanting to become Prime Minister and, as the proceedings move to a conclusion…
As the representative of the Anaden race reviews recent events, he realises exactly what the AI-enhanced humans have achieved. But, in his opinion, Alexis Solovy (or any other human/AI) are going to require another millennia before they can begin to grasp the method by which dimensions can be shifted – and yet another millennia to accomplish it. Perhaps…
Mesme again interferes, warning the humans that the Anaden dynasty is relentless and unforgiving…
The story will conclude with the three parts of ‘Aurora Resonant’ – ‘Relativity’, ‘Rubicon’ and ‘Requiem’.
for another fine book in the series.
Again and again they satisfy