Aurora Renegades Book Two
Know this: you need not be afraid. They own the fear. They fear us because they believe we are powerful, and they are correct to do so.
The technology behind Project Noetica is on the loose. Prevos—individuals and AIs sharing a single body—are spreading across the galaxy. Now two opposing but inexorably related forces, the Order of the True Sentients and the Zelones cartel, led by Olivia Montegreu, threaten to plunge the galaxy into chaos.
OTS believes Prevos are monsters who endanger humanity, and it intends to destroy them by any means necessary. Underworld despot Olivia Montegreu, now a radically enhanced Prevo, is its doomsday warnings made flesh.
As society splinters from within and the Earth Alliance falls to reactionaries, a formidable new player emerges on the galactic stage, one not afraid to do whatever it takes to protect all sentient life—human, Artificial and Prevo.
The Metigen surged forward to engulf her in light.
I see you, Alexis Solovy.
A galactic playground where the Metigens harness the elemental forces of space to destroy entire star systems. An alien species those same Metigens shelter from a terrifying enemy. Alex and Caleb’s exploration of the portal network reveals profound mysteries, but each one leads to more questions.
Killers and saviors. Deceivers and protectors. Destroyers and creators. Could the Metigens truly be all these things? The search for answers leads Alex and Caleb to the most shocking revelation of all—the true face of the enemy.
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.
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An entire world to fall in love with. Jennsen's first book, Starshine, captured my attention with gorgeous vistas and well-developed characters who made me care. By the time I got to the fourth book, Sidespace, which kicked off a brand new trilogy in the world, the entire cast had become family. I fought beside them, cried with them, felt their triumphs and suffered their defeats. G.S. Jennsen is one of those rare authors who holds, not just a story, but an entire world inside her mind.
So now we come to Dissonance. This book picks up where Sidespace left off, following the characters into a world of aritifical intelligences as real as you or I, and wars plaguing the human worlds that are stretched among the stars.
Do you remember the books you read as a child, the series’ that you lived out in your daydreams? Did you follow the Pevensie’s through the wardrobe, or fight along side the students of Hogwarts in the final battle? Did you walk every weary mile to Mordor, or face the horrors of war with Ender? Whatever story it was that captured your young imagination: Jennsen’s series is that, for adults. It’s escapism at its finest, a place where you can be more through the characters. Everything that your geeky heart has ever wanted to explore, from finding a soul mate to integrating your consciousness with an AI, is all here.
That’s another thing I love about Jennsen’s books; you can choose to read them for a bit of simple entertainment, the equivalent of your daily prime time TV binge. Or, if you’re brave enough, you can follow her down the rabbit hole and discover a future far more real than anything else on the market.
Beg if you must, or borrow, search your parents & friends couch cushions for change if you have no choice, but BUY THIS BOOK! I have been reading Science Fiction since my early pre-teen years. In the nearly 5 decades since, I cannot recall awaiting each new story, each chapter of a new story, heck each page turn, with such anticipation. What I find most thrilling and illuminating is the ideas she comes up with. One would think that with the hundreds of thousands of stories written by tens thousands of authors, almost any idea imaginable would have been imagined and written about by now. And maybe they have...but G. S. Jennsen brought along with her a view of space and its inhabitants that I have NOT heretofore encountered. So tell me, reader, why ARE you still reading this, and not her magnificent works?
Well written..Well done!! Spectacular series! This latest addition to the Aurora Rhapsody series is going to continue an epic space opera experience I hope never ends. No matter how successful this author becomes she continues to work harder and harder to produce a better crafted work. No matter how complex the main plot and subplots become the author takes you on a journey which will make you wonder how one person could possibly be wandering around with this kind of imagination. I cannot recommend this series highly enough. If you don't read this saga it's your loss and I mean it will be your loss.
The best keeps getting even better! Wow! Just wow. The entire Aurora Rising and Aurora Renegades series have been amazing. Most amazing to me is that each and every book gets better. G.S. Jennsen is such a talented writer. As soon as I finish one, I cannot wait to get to read the next. Dissonance is the best so far. I do not have the words to tell you what a journey it takes you on. Do yourself a favor and get into this series. You will not be disappointed, you will be blown away. Wow...just wow!
Secrets and twists and revelations! Oh my! It seems like after every Aurora Rhapsody book I read, I wonder what could possibly come next. Then when those next things happen, I always have a "D'oh!" moment because everything seems so obvious. So inevitable. So perfect.
While the Aurora Rising trilogy was centered around war and conspiracies, the Aurora Renegades trilogy seems to be centered around secrets. Lots of them. I like secrets. [And] even though it drives me crazy, I like being totally wrong and then being blown away by the revelations in the end. And let me tell you - the revelation in Dissonance is a doozy.
Or should I say...revelations. When you're done reading, just sit for a minute and think about the fact that this series is barely halfway over, and let that sink in. This story is HUGE, and it gets bigger with every book.
I've gotten to where I can't decide whether I enjoy the Calex™ parts better or the Aurora parts. I also love how characters who were on opposing sides or had nothing to do with each other in the beginning are interacting now, particularly all the Prevos. It's like things are being brought full-circle. But despite all the revelations (and even a couple of resolutions!), more trouble is brewing, as usual, and this time some of it is interpersonal. It's very natural for the characters involved in my opinion, based on their respective backgrounds, but it's sure to add another twist to the ever-growing story.
So get out there, Aurora Rhapsody fans, and continue this series. The final couple of pages left me wanting more, possibly worse than any other book in this series has done so far.
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