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An Expertly Told Space Opera | Review of ‘Blood of the Cosmos’ (Saga of Shadows #2)


By Cynthia Ayala

Blood of the Cosmos by Kevin J. Anderson
Tor Books
Image Credit: Goodreads

Narrowly escaping destruction by the Shana Rei, the humans and the Ildirans align themselves in desperation, eager to find a way to destroy the Shana Rei. But with arrival of the Othos, beings that know more about the Shana Rei than anyone before. Yet around every corner there are shadows and villains seeking the destruction of all life.

Published June 2, 2015, by Tor Books Blood of the Cosmos
is the second novel by Kevin J. Anderson in his Saga of Shadows series, a science fiction space opera following the exploits of humans and Ildirans from the Saga of Seven Suns.
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Weekly Reading List #82


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and day. So much to do and so little time for everything that I need to do. But as a reader, I must read, so check out this latest reading list and see where it takes me. I’m already halfway through Blood of the Cosmos, but as it’s a 600+ page book, it’s going to take me a little bit to read with everything else going on in my life. But here’s what’s following it! Happy reading!
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Weekly Reading List #81


By Cynthia Ayala

Let’s try this again. Hello there avid readers! I am hailing you from new laptop 2.0. Here’s hoping this one will work long enough for me to edit my novel and do what I like to do most: write. But in the meantime, here’s my weekly reading list, because let’s face it, you can’t be an author if you don’t read, and boy, do I read.
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A Richly Layered Space Opera | Review of ‘The Dark Between the Stars’ (The Saga of Shadows #1)


By Cynthia Ayala

The Dark Between the Stars by Kevin J. Anderson
Tor Books
Image Credit: Goodreads

It’s been twenty years since the elemental war tore through the Spiral Arm. Peace has all but become the norm for the inhabitants of the space. But now an old evil has seeped through the darkness eager to obliterate everything in the galaxy, leaving nothing in its wake. Now humanity must put aside all differences to fight this new foe from the darkness.

Published June 3, 2014, by Tor Books, The Dark Between the Stars by Kevin J. Anderson is the first in his new series The Saga of Shadows, a space opera spin-off of his best-selling series Saga of Seven Suns.

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Weekly Reading List #80


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers. I hope that everyone is doing well. Recently my kitten past away this week so it’s been a hard few days. I miss going to sleep at night without him walking all over me. He was 18, so not really a kitten, and at least I had so much time with him, but it hurts, having to let him go. But I’m doing okay, reading at night seems to help me sleep without him. It’s something at least.

Anyway, check out my reading list and see what I’ve got on my to-read list.
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Weekly Reading List #79


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. Not much time for reading lately. Or writing. It’s so hard to find time. I’ve set aside time in my calendar for writing and editing and all my files FINALLY seemed to have synced up so I can FINALLY continue editing my book and preview the first five chapters up for readers to read. So much to do before my August 30th pub date. Here’s hoping I won’t have to move it back. Wish me luck!

Anyway, all work and no play is never fun so check out these titles and hand me some reprieve from my workaholic schedule.
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A Brilliant and Imaginative Ending | Review of ‘The Ashes of Worlds’ (The Saga of Seven Suns, #7)


By Cynthia Ayala

‘The Ashes of Worlds’ by Kevin J. Anderson
Orbit

The war is coming to an end. Basil has lost the last threads of humanity and sanity he had, alienating the other factions of the universe. The Faeros, bound to the mad imposter Rusa’h, have invaded Ildiria and only Jora’h can stop them. The Klikiss have regrouped and are now invading the Earth and only King Peter and the Confederation can come to their aid, pitting the Earth Defense Forces against the Confederation. Intrigue, secrets and lies are all starting to unravel and the people are trying to save themselves and all of humanity against the elemental monsters and those who would have them all dead.
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Review: ‘Of Fire & Night’ Is Fast-Paced Storytelling (Saga of Seven Suns, #5) – Emertainment Monthly


81P7gcH-zL._SL1500_-326x245By Cynthia Ayala ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

It’s an enthralling and enlivening space adventure that is sure to suck the reader in[…] Continue reading Review: ‘Of Fire & Night’ Is Fast-Paced Storytelling (Saga of Seven Suns, #5) – Emertainment Monthly

Weekly Reading List #28


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! I hope that everyone is starting off the year on the right foot. You know me, I live with my nose in a book, either writing or reading. It’s a good thing my fiancé loves that about me. He should considering he lives with his nose in his computer games. I love video games to and have been trying to make some time for them this Wonderful Winter Vacation. Ah, vacation.

But anyway, I hope everyone is doing well, but if you’re like me and have been perusing the bookshelves at your local bookstore, you’re probably wondering what to start off this new year with. Well, here are some ideas to help you along your way.

As always, all synopsis are courtesy of Goodreads.
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Full of Excitement & Amazing Character Evolutions | Review of ‘Metal Swarm’ (The Saga of Seven Suns, #6)


By Cynthia Ayala

‘Metal Swarm’ by Kevin J. Anderson Orbit

The Spiral Arm is being torn asunder. King Peter is fighting the Earth Defense Forces and the paranoid Basil Wenceslas while the Ilidiran King Jora’h faces his own threat from his former brother who tried to usurp the throne and his new allies. However now the abandoned Klikiss worlds are being invaded by their former inhabitants and the Klikiss robots are finding out that they have their own enemy they need to fight. With wars scraping the stars, there is only one thing going through everyone’s mind: survival. But that is easier said than done…
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