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Vertigo: Aurora Rising Book Two (Amaranthe) Paperback – September 24, 2014

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Editorial Reviews


When faced with its greatest challenge, will humanity rise to triumph or fall to ruin?

Aurora Rising is an epic tale of galaxy-spanning adventure, of the thrill of discovery and the unquenchable desire to reach ever farther into the unknown. It's a tale of humanity at its best and worst, of love and loss, of fear and heroism. It's the story of a woman who sought the stars and found more than anyone imagined possible.

"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

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"[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 (reviewing Starhsine)

"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

From the Author

VERTIGO is Book #2 in the AMARANTHE series:
~ AURORA RHAPSODY ~ (should be read in order)

#1: STARSHINE (Aurora Rising Book One)
#2: VERTIGO (Aurora Rising Book Two)
#3: TRANSCENDENCE (Aurora Rising Book Three)

#4: SIDESPACE (Aurora Renegades Book One)
#5: DISSONANCE (Aurora Renegades Book Two)
#6: ABYSM (Aurora Renegades Book Three)

#7: RELATIVITY (Aurora Resonant Book One)
#8: RUBICON (Aurora Resonant Book Two)
#9: REQUIEM (Aurora Resonant Book Three)

(can be read at any time)

~ ASTERION NOIR TRILOGY ~ (a new entry point for the series - can be read before Aurora Rhapsody)
#11: EXIN EX MACHINA (Asterion Noir Book 1)
#12: OF A DARKER VOID (Asterion Noir Book 2)
#13: THE STARS LIKE GODS (Asterion Noir Book 3)

#14: CONTINUUM (Riven Worlds Book One)
#15: INVERSION (Riven Worlds Book Two)
#16: ECHO RIFT (Riven Worlds Book Three)

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Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Hypernova Publishing (September 24, 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 477 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0996014144
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0996014144
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.2 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.25 x 1.2 x 8 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
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G. S. JENNSEN lives in Montana with her husband and two dogs. She has become an internationally bestselling author since her first novel, Starshine, was published in 2014. She has chosen to continue writing under an independent publishing model to ensure the integrity of her stories and her ability to execute on the vision she has for their telling.

While she has been a lawyer, a software engineer and an editor, she’s found the life of a full-time author preferable by several orders of magnitude.

When she isn’t writing, she’s gaming or working out or getting lost in the mountains that loom large outside the windows in her home. Or she’s dealing with a flooded basement, or standing in a line at Walmart reading the tabloid headlines and wondering who all of those people are. Or sitting on her back porch with a glass of wine, looking up at the stars, trying to figure out what could be up there.




Twitter: @GSJennsen


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