Aurora Resonant Book Two
“We are you—the you that you could have been.”
The Anaden Directorate has ruled Amaranthe for millennia, subjugating species and galaxies in a neverending quest for control and order. For as many millennia, the anarchs have rebelled, defiantly claiming their own freedom yet without hope of winning it for everyone. Now, an alliance with humans offers a tantalizing chance to at last defeat their immortal masters. But can they trust an ally who looks suspiciously like the enemy?
Humanity is the genetic recreation of the Anadens, but genetics aren’t everything. Humans like to make their own destiny, and they have overcome great challenges to achieve unprecedented peace and prosperity. But have their trials prepared them for the enemy they now face?
“The battle for the heart and soul of Amaranthe will be joined, and we must be unafraid.”
Amidst the chaos of an escalating war, Caleb’s bond with the mysterious diati grows ever more powerful, even as Alex’s forays into the hidden dimensions of the universe lead them to unfathomable places. But when the anarchs are pushed to the breaking point and the AEGIS fleet is dealt a devastating blow, Miriam Solovy must find a way to defeat a foe wielding superior technology, firepower and numbers, or else more than one civilization will be lost.
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 Rubicon
Beautiful, complex and engaging. I have encountered many series that lose something, or unravel, or just peter out eventually. This is definitely NOT one of those! If anything, each book is stronger, more engaging, and better crafted than the last. This may very well be my favorite of the series because of the depth and realism of the character development. I was able to see, understand, and feel along with each character, even those whom we only meet for a few fleeting moments. A beautiful glimpse into amazing worlds, and crafted so that I do not so much marvel at how different these aliens are, but how very much they are just like us.
Buy this book!! If you want a story that spans space and time and love and hate and hope and promise and dreams fulfilled…. BUY THIS BOOK. Ya know, every now and then an author bursts upon the scene, regardless of genre, and just lights the place up. G. S. Jensen, IMO, IS that author right now. Actually more then an author, a creator of an entire universe of characters, places and events that take the reader and whisks them along for one hell of a ride…. BUY THIS BOOK.
A continuation of excellence. Having fallen in love with G S Jennsen's Aurora Rhapsody at the very beginning, with Starshine, I now have a home in the lands of Aurora and Amaranthe. Rubicon lives up to, maybe even surpasses the great writing Ms. Jennsen gives us. The term "wordsmith" was invented for her.
Better than "Lord of the Rings," better than "Star Wars" or "Star Trek." Wonderful story, superb plots, gifted writing describe Jennsen's latest work. She continues to craft interesting stories that compel the reader to not set the book down. Absolutely outstanding. Sure would love to see these works on the big screen. They'd make wonderful epics similar to "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" but for more demanding viewers that want to be challenged while being entertained.
The series just keeps getting better. Good grief, can G. S. Jennsen write or what? This is one of my favorite SF series and every new entry in the series takes our heroes on new and unexpected depths. All told, this is a great continuation in a wonderfully complex and developed series that manages to set intimate human relationships against the backgrop of galactic consequences. Epic in scale yet deeply human in nature, it's a well-written book I highly recommend!
Great series drives towards finish. This penultimate installation of the Aurora Rhapsody saga focuses on relationships. Old ones, new ones, lost ones, found ones—and it leaves me thinking what a wild dance it is between the world as it changes and the individuals who sometimes change it. If you aren’t familiar with the series, it’s sci-fi, action, philosophy, and romance all in one, and each book has a slightly different feel, all leading up to what I know will be an epic conclusion. Start with Starshine. You will enjoy!
Never ceases to amaze. As an author myself, I can't help but marvel at the sheer amount of planning that must have gone (and is still going!) into this series. And I'm not just talking about the character development, because I imagine managing this cast of characters and having an arc on some scale for each of them is a challenge in itself. But here we are in book 8, where events are being affected by things that happened way back in Starshine and Vertigo. Some things have been slow-cooking more than others and have maybe been developing over the course of two or three books, but you look back on it all and can't help but think "Everything has been leading up to this." The story ended with three blows (mostly to the reader, partially to the characters depending on whose perspective you're looking at). Boom. Epic scene involving Eren acting on all of that personal growth. Boom. Interpersonal revelation #1. Boom. Interpersonal revelation #2. I can't wait to find out what sort of impact this all has on events in Requiem.
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