"A one sitting reading experience"
By the middle of the twenty-fifth century, humanity has
proven its adaptability by accepting that we are not alone
and in fact are the third sentient space travelers in our
galaxy. The Ildirans have explored space for centuries
finding the abandoned ruins of the Klikiss back in the mid
twentieth century earth time. The Ildirans have shared
science and technology speeding up humanity's journey in
In 2427, xeno-archaeologists Margaret and Louis Colicos
know how to use a Klikiss device to convert a gas giant
planet into a sun. They choose a hydrogen giant five times
the size of Jupiter with numerous moons to create a new
solar system for commercial venture. However, the
implosion arouses a fourth intelligent race previously
unknown to humanity and the Ildirans, the even more
advanced Hydrogues, dwellers of the gas giants and now the
victims of unintentional genocide making war imminent.
Science fiction fans need to set aside plenty of time as
the first book of The Saga of Seven Suns: Hidden Empire is
a one sitting reading though well over four hundred pages.
The tale grabs the audience from the start as Kevin J.
Anderson does not just introduce the several races and the
orbs, but blends the players and worlds into the thrilling
plot. Thus, the audience does not receive an extended
prologue as often seen in first novels. Instead readers
obtain a powerful futuristic epic that contains a robust
stand-alone story line yet provides a puissant cliffhanger
that will keep the audience wanting to continue non-stop
with Book Two, VEILED ALLIANCE.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 15, 2002