Horizon Storms : Saga of Seven Suns

  • by Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by George Guidall
  • Series: Saga of Seven Suns
  • 18 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Kevin J. Anderson is one of the most popular and acclaimed science fiction writers in the world. He is a New York Times best-selling author with more than 11 million copies of his books in print. Now the epic saga he began with Hidden Empire continues in this breathtaking novel. The momentous war between the powerful hydrogues and fiery faeros continues, with planets and stars being consumed in the devastation. The Terran Hanseatic League must bring all branches of the human race together to resist the threat, but not all humans are willing to concede their freedom.

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What the Critics Say



Audie Award Finalist, Science Fiction, 2005
"Thrilling....Crackling with energy and buzzing with action." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Great Writing

This is the first sci-fi series that I've read. I went through all three books in this series in about 4 weeks.

One of the best things about this series is Anderson's ability to bring the worlds and charcaters to life with believeable conflict and plot lines.

Warning...he ends each novel with a cliff hanger, which is madening now that book 4 won't be published for a few months. Book 5 won't be out for another year and book 6 in two years. Ick! I'm not a patient person and I can't wait to find out what happens to the characters.

Is definitely worth the time.
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- MS

But wait a minute...

I've stuck with this series so far, but just barely. I found the universe represented here to be interesting and inventive, and I liked many of the characters.

My main complaint is the many, many holes in the plot that leave you saying, "But wait a minute. That doesn't make sense because..." And I'm not talking about minor quibbles. I'm talking about major parts of the plot. For example, if the Mage Imperator of the Ildirans retained the memory of the ancient war and how his race was almost exterminated by it, why didn't he stop the humans from deploying the torch, which would surely reignite the war? If the wentils can make a ship for Jess Tamblyn to fly, why do they need him at all? Why don't they fly their own ship and seed the new worlds themselves? And speaking of Jess Tamblyn, if he could be inhabited and transformed by the wentils, why would touching other humans supposedly be fatal for them? And why does everyone keep saying that the existence of the hybrid child of the Mage Imperator and the green priest vindicated a heinous forced breeding progam, when said child was not a product of said program?

After awhile, so many inconsistencies become a constant irritant.

Another complaint is the great amount of filler in this book. The first 15 minutes is a summary of the first 2 books. After that, there are constant interruptions to restate things from the other books, and sometimes to restate things from this book. It speaks of sloppy editing to me.

What kept me going with this book is that I thought it was a trilogy, and I had to make it to the end. But now that I know there are several more, I'm ready to call it quits. I'd like to know how it ends, but my patience has its limits.
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- M. McClure "damack1"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-22-2004
  • Publisher: Recorded Books