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The Returning (Saga of Davi Rhii #2)

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The Vertullians are free and have full citizenship but that doesn't mean they're accepted. Someone is sending assassins to kill and terrorize them, riling up the old enmity all over again, while Xalivar is back seeking revenge on Davi and all those who defied him. Davi, Farien and Yao reunite to investigate the murders, finding their lives and friendships threatened by ...more
Paperback, 1st Edition, 340 pages
Published June 19th 2012 by Diminished Media Group (first published June 4th 2012)
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Peter
Jun 04, 2012 Peter rated it really liked it
It is a shame that heroic science fiction has fallen out of favor. It seems there is a certain dystopian threshold or grittiness of character that is required in fiction these days, resulting in dark and bleak stories. Reading The Returning is like a splash of cool water, bringing back the nostalgia and feel of a Star Wars-like universe that instills the passion from my childhood. The Returning is original with characters that draw the reader into their world.

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Anthony
Jul 28, 2012 Anthony rated it it was amazing
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Bryan Thomas Schmidt's second foray (of a proposed trilogy) into The Saga of Davi Rhii retains all of the "golden age of science fiction" feel of the first installment (THE WORKER PRINCE). The narrative buzzes along, the characters are relatable, and the story builds to an appropriate climax without feeling (as many middle books do) as though the author is treading water or stretching the word-count to justify a third book.

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Forrest Schultz
May 03, 2012 Forrest Schultz rated it it was amazing
The Returning: Multiple Meanings

A review of

Bryan Thomas Schmidt The Returning: Book 2 of The Saga of Davi Rhii (Diminished Media Group, 2012)
$14.99 396 pp ISBN-10: 0984020942 ISBN-13: 978-0-9840209-4-2

Reviewer: Forrest W. Schultz


A good question for a book discussion or an essay in a literature course would be to state the various kinds of "returning" in the book under review. The most important of these, at least on the surface, would be the attempt of Xalivar, the arch-villain of The Saga
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Bryan Schmidt
Feb 18, 2012 Bryan Schmidt rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I can't wait 'til you guys see this book. Every beta reader and editor has said it's way better than the first one. It's been compared to a rocket ride pace or a Bourne movie. Lots of action and never lets up. Surprising twists and turns. It's coming soon! Hope you're excited!
David
Jul 29, 2012 David rated it really liked it
A solid follow-up to "The Worker Prince." Exciting space opera action and some good intrigue. My full review will appear in Tales of the Talisman volume 8, issue 1.
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This sequel to The Worker Prince was described by Howard Jones as fun space opera romp. I think he was correct. This is not high literature; it doesn't need to be. People who like space opera, as I do, will probably like this.
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Bryan Thomas Schmidt is an author and Hugo nominated editor of adult and children’s speculative fiction. His debut novel, The Worker Prince received Honorable Mention on Barnes & Noble Book Club’s Year’s Best Science Fiction Releases for 2011. His first children’s books, 102 More Hilarious Dinosaur Books For Kids and Abraham Lincoln: Dinosaur Hunter- Land Of Legends appeared from Delabarre Pu ...more
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