The year is 2322. Humanity has expanded into the stars, inhabiting over 100 worlds stretching across a third of the Milky Way. Though thriving like never before, they have discovered neither alien intelligence nor the secret to utopia. Earth struggles to maintain authority over far-flung planets and free-wheeling corporations while an uneasy armistice with a federation of breakaway colonies hangs by a thread as the former rebels rise in wealth and power.
Alexis Solovy is Earth Alliance royalty, her father a fallen war hero and her mother an influential military leader. But she seeks only the freedom of space and has made a fortune by reading the patterns in the chaos to discover the hidden wonders of the stars.
Nothing about her latest objective suggests the secret it conceals will turn her life— not to mention the entire galaxy—upside down. But a chance encounter with a mysterious spy leads to a discovery which will thrust Alex into the middle of a galactic power struggle and a sinister conspiracy, whether she likes it or not.
When faced with its greatest challenge, will humanity rise to triumph
or fall to ruin?
Aurora Rising is an epic tale of galaxy-spanning adventure, of the thrill of discovery and the unquenchable desire to reach ever farther into the unknown. It’s a tale of humanity at its best and worst, of love and loss, of fear and heroism. It’s the story of a woman who sought the stars and found more than anyone imagined possible.
Why it kicks ass by Sabine
I deeply enjoyed this book. Jenssen is brilliant in her descriptions and use of technology. Alex and Caleb both had me early on. The transformation in Caleb was very well done and very believable. Jennsen is wonderful with her deep description. From a personal perspective I like my romance hot, heavy and early on. The fact that I continued reading until %70 through the book to get to the first scene speaks volumes to her writing ability. The story itself was extremely engaging. She has a knack for letting us see both sides of the character coin and it makes for an all around good read. Highly recommend this and book two which I’ll highlight some other time.