Aurora Resonant Book One
“I’d tell you to be careful, but we wouldn’t be here if you’d ever taken that advice.
No reason to start now, right?”
For millennia the Anadens have ruled the known universe. They believe they’ve crafted the perfect empire, ordered and impervious to challenge. They believe the fight has been crushed out of the species they subjugate. They are wrong.
It’s a suicide mission, without a doubt. Alex Solovy and Caleb Marano must steal crucial intelligence from the Anadens’ central military headquarters. To succeed, they’ll need to navigate a strange universe ruled by a cabal of powerful immortals, populated by aliens they’ve never met and fueled by technology they’ve never seen. They’re going to need a little help—the kind of help only a suicidally defiant anarchist on the run from more than just personal demons can provide.
As Anaden agents close in, back home in Aurora humanity races to prepare. Steeled from the Metigen invasion and the rise of Prevos, no longer will they wait for doom to come to them. Forewarned the Anadens intend to crush them out of existence, humans, Artificials and Prevos join together to bring the war to the doorstep of the enemy, even as a shadowy foe re-emerges to jeopardize all they’ve built.
Our universe is but a snowglobe—an experiment born of desperation and hope. The true universe is unfathomably vast, teeming with life and untold wonders. And it is enslaved.
Created by ancient aliens in a daring gambit to understand the nature of the enemy, humanity is now asked to be the savior of a universe not their own. If they are to succeed, they must rise above not only their fractious past but the sins of their genetic ancestors to boldly embrace a future they never dared imagine possible.
Praise for Relativity
Dazzling and mind-blowing series. If you haven't read any of the Aurora Rhapsody novels, I recommend you start now - don't miss this amazing series as it is one of the best sci-fi series I have ever read. The tech, characters, plot, setting are out of this world - I kid you not - this series is mind-blowing. Relativity: Aurora Resonant continues the adventures of Caleb and Alex as they infiltrate the Anaden Empire in Amaranthe. It is a dazzling universe full of interesting alien species and the fact that it encompasses forty-four galaxies is enough to send the mind into a dizzy spin. There are more surprises, reveals and twists in store for Caleb and Alex and those in Aurora (where Humanity resides). I have to say Relativity is one of my favourites novels in the series. New character, Eren completely hit the mark - he is over the top dangerous, sometimes without regard for his own life and safety, but there is also an underlying vulnerability to him despite his often flippant remarks. Aside from Caleb, Alex, and Mesme, Eren is now one of my favourite characters in these novels to date. A highly recommended series.
Brilliant storytelling. This book was amazing. GS has turned the multiverse into a tangible, rich, vibrant entity beyond expectation. Between the multilayered, complex characters, well imagined and diverse species, technical concepts and kick-butt plots, this novel has been woven into a fine tapestry of phenomenal storytelling.
Another great space epic. Although I am sure it is a given, I have to state it anyway: this book is amazing. Jennsen's ability to build an entire universe and new cast of characters that you immediately see, understand, and empathize with so quickly is in full swing here. Amaranthe and its inhabitants become fully fleshed out in the blink of an eye, and they are riveting.
Striking and rich. Relativity, exciting and fresh, managed to elevate an already awesome series - expanding the setting once again to include new and fascinating societies, while still tying in the original characters that I’ve fallen in love with throughout the series. Even more, I love that Jennsen’s worlds start to merge, with diverse sets of characters interacting in intriguing and often amusing ways. The Siyane has never been so fun, even in the midst of so much darkness. While the middle trilogy had a lovely exploratory quality, the final trilogy reclaims the urgency reached by the end of the first - galaxies at war and a strong few souls with the resolve to take a stand - while still preserving Jennsen’s delightfully sci-fi undercurrent of questioning what it means to be human, and also to be sentient. And, of course, it includes a weaving of romance, Jennsen style. And a delightful layer of humor as well. Relativity manages to be exciting, funny, suspenseful, and totally satisfying all at once.
Great writing, great series! Every time GS writes a new book in the series, it is always better than the one before. How can she do that? Every book in the series is great and yet each and every one get even better. In this seventh installment, she adds more characters and another universe and yet you feel right at home. I will be right there waiting for the next installment of the series, and cannot perceive it coming to an end. Do not miss this series!
Can't wait to see what comes next. If you read Abysm and thought the story couldn’t possibly get any bigger, the stakes couldn’t be raised any higher, and the universe couldn’t get any more complicated, you were wrong. G.S. Jennsen delivers all of that and more in this fast-paced introduction to the third trilogy of her Aurora Rhapsody saga. I’ve always thought the author was talented, but she really outdid herself this time around. This stands to become my favorite book of the series, and I can’t wait to see what Jennsen has in store for us next. Whatever it is, it’s sure to be one hell of a ride.
Read this book!! Read the entire series!! G. S. Jennsen gets it. Great sci-fi is character driven sci-fi, and Relativity is great sci-fi. I would suggest reading both preceding trilogies first – as one should with any great series – if you haven’t already, they’re well worth your time. If you’ve already done so, then why are you still reading this review when you could be reading Relativity? Wanting to make sure your favorite character does something cool? They do. Wanting to make sure that everything in Relativity is internally consistent, just like G. S.’ other works? It is. The pacing is spot on, dialogue snappy, fight scenes excellent, space combat multidimensional; the characters all have agency, consistency, and show growth. I’d love to see the entire Aurora series as a TV show, but you’d need at least a season per book to do it justice. G. S. Jennsen writes phenomenal stuff, and Relativity is no exception. Buy it!
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