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Aidan a Murian prince awakens from a fiery crash in an unknown time. His people legends fading into the mist of time, long forgotten. Sent forward in time by an Avatar of the Gods, he scours ancient books and temple walls to no avail seeking an answer and a way back.
While, whispers of foul deeds and unspeakable acts proliferate as death spills across galactic battlefields. Rider merchants, impressed to the gargantuan deepspace creatures called Solar Sailors, carry tales of horrific attacks upon peaceful citizens as they travel the great energy currents delivering goods. The oldest and most enigmatic race, the Igigi, blamed for the deeds.
Ghost walkers, powerful and mysterious warriors of the Council of Nine High Temple are sent to investigate. They discover an elusive and savage enemy pitting empire against empire, precipitating war and chaos.
At the center of this maelstrom, a sinister and secret society seeks control of the Anunnaki’s Empires throne. Blood will flow as the wrath of war rises. Into this anarchy, the young queen Jynnalt, her consort Ryakin, an unlikely heir to the throne, and two powerful brothers fight for the very survival of their people, forced to sacrifice for love, house, and empire.
How can an ancient prince, and an untried Queen hope to triumph against one of the most insidious forces the galaxy has seen since the time of the powerful and legendary Phoenix Queens?
Full of mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure. The rise and fall of powerful alliances fill the pages of this magnificent saga, Anunnaki Wars an epic series sure to delight Science Fiction/Ancient Aliens fans everywhere.
Reviewed By Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite
Phoenix Rising by C.S. Wade is a spellbinding opening in the Anunnaki Wars series, an action-packed sci-fi story with phenomenal characters. A poem written by an anonymous Malkuth five hundred sars ago could be a prophecy, one of the most sacred texts in the temple and one not available to the public. A strong, yet elusive enemy has set his eyes on the Anunnaki Empire and is determined to have it, come what may. Powerful armies rise against each other, bloodshed and anarchy punctuate the daily life of the people. Can the Council of Nine and the High Temple of the Seer of Radiance find the wisdom to halt the carnage? It is against this backdrop that a young warrior queen and two brothers will fight for their people, but with the enemy growing stronger by the day and becoming more cunning, what chances do they have of beating him?
The narrative begins in the midst of action and against a setting that is so beautifully imagined and captured with vivid images. C.S. Wade's prose is exotic and I enjoyed the invention of names and places and even the cycle of time. I love sci-fi that reinvents the world and creates a unique civilization and the author knows how to do this. The plot is intricately done with a wide array of characters, skillfully developed. The author balances exciting narrative and fascinating dialogues with breathtaking descriptions of scenes, characters, and elements of the setting. The reader can follow the cinematic action in their mind and they can easily see the characters. The atmospheric writing and the ability to paint images in the minds of readers make this story even more enjoyable. Phoenix Rising is a great book for fans of sci-fi, a story that is transporting and hugely entertaining.