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Champions of Power

(Age of the Aura #1)

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Nothing was more powerful than an Aura. It was a coveted might of celestial creation and the Blessed Galaxy had five of them. For millennia, the governing bodies of the Blessed Galaxy harnessed the Auras while ruling their respective reaches of space. They were almost untouchable. But now the Galaxy faces the threat of a calamity, from an unlikely source, that could shake ...more
202 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Amazon Digital Services
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Mỹ Khương
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*Gasp* *Gasp* This book is on giveaway!!! Yay!
My friend got hold of this book but when I asked to borrow it she was like description
So I badly hope I could win this book for myself. Fingers crossed.
Feb 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It's been a while since I've been absolutely obsessed with a book. I would be in the middle of class with my phone hidden and reading to find out what would happen to Lowen and his group. I couldn't put it down. It was written so well, and all the descriptions were just captivating. It was different from other things I've read or seen.

Champions of Power is basically about a man named Lowen who lost his grandfather to the green Aura, the source of power in the Ludoran Imperium. He figured out th
Mar 01, 2013 rated it liked it
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I’m going to be honest, I think I would’ve grooved with the story way better if I was more into sci-fi as a genre. So I’m rating it with that in mind. That being said, the story was strong but there were things that were problematic. It is written very formally. This didn’t bother me much, it added to the style. As far as the writing I think some of the transitions could have been improved, smoother perhaps. Sometimes I had to back t
Mar 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Champions of Power (Age of the Aura, #1)Samuel Odunsi Jr.

Lowen Sars wants to save the Galaxies people, he is on a mission that he may not win. He learns of another Kingdom that is ready for war, he must also face The king and his two sons. There are 5 Auras and one is corrupt, he must see that it does not destroy any people. This Aura is dangerous with lightening leading a path of destruction. Will Lowen be able to complete his quest?

I admit I do not read a lot of sci-fi but I really got into th
Simon Brenncke
May 11, 2013 rated it liked it
The Auras are huge formations that radiate power. The peoples of the Blessed Galaxy derive energy for their different needs from them. Still the Auras remain a mystery.

This backfires when the Auras' power starts going rogue. On Aorta, the Aura seems to drive madness into the ruling dynasty. On Jordus, the capital planet of the Ludorian Imperium, energy blasts from the Aura result in a catastrophe.
Ludorian Lowen Sars and his fellow physicists develop a theory for the Auras' unsettling behaviour.
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
My Thoughts: Let's start with the style stuff. This book uses a lot of big words, a lot. At times, I found it hard to follow because of the words but after a while you get used to it. You also get to learn something because of it. There was also a small issue with contractions. There were no contractions used in this book. I felt like maybe that took away from the work because it's distracting. Lack of contractions makes the work feel like a piece of Academic writing. I think that it would have ...more
Sadie Forsythe
Mar 02, 2013 rated it liked it
I'm really not too sure how I want to rate this book. The idea is really interesting, the writing is pretty good (though it could do with a bit of an edit to shore up the tenses and double check word usage), and there is the start of some really good world-building, but it's only a start. The book is roughly 140 pages long and if it was closer to 500, with a complete storyline and plot I would likely be giving it far higher marks. But as it is the reader is barely introduced to the characters, t ...more
Brill is being honored for keeping the peace and bringing the Galaxies together in The Capital City of Planet Jordus. Brill starts to behave oddly and his grandson, Lowen seems to notice. However, Lowen keeps his grandfather focused on his impending speech. When Brill starts to have severe pain in his head and he starts experiencing a horrific nose bleed, his grandson notices several members in the audience start having the same symptoms. It is then that Aura, a large spherical shaped mass that ...more
Jan 30, 2013 rated it liked it
The plot was pretty good. It is clear this is meant as a starting point for a series. It starts of with action, and a mystery unfolded through out the book. It was paced okay, but the sense of time wasn't really there. I rarely knew the amount of time that passed between each event. I'm actually not sure if this took place within weeks of the start or a few months. It was also a little jumpy at times, but that wasn't to bad.

There were a few different characters. There wasn't a lot of character d
Apr 09, 2013 rated it liked it
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Champions of Power is not the type of book I would usually pick up- as much as I’d like to say that I’m a Sci-Fi fan, I’m not very widely read in the genre. This being said, I really quite enjoyed the book, especially as something different to the books I’ve read recently.

The book starts with action, while it’s also quite vague about some of the things that are happening and why they are happening, which creates a sense of mystery whic
Nikki Bennett
Mar 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a complex, well-written sci fi novel that harkens back to the good old days of sci fi/fantasy writing. The story takes place on two different worlds and focuses on two main characters --Lowen Sars who is intent on saving his world by taking the aura of another planet, and Ambrose, prince of the doomed planet who is wrestling with his own issues. Odunsi captures the problems and passions of these two men, and paints us a wonderful picture of the different worlds.

This book is pretty short,
Shannon McGee
Feb 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
Age Of The Aura: Phase I: Champions of Power is a science fiction taking place in many worlds that are connected by Aura. The Aura surrounds the planets and is thought to protect the world and it’s people. At least that is what it was thought to do but now it seems the Aura has different plans for itself. Mysterious deaths and lightening storms that all lead to the Aura turning towards it’s people it was suppose to protect.

I have to say I never thought of Aura surrounding planets. I know of peo
N. Kuhn
*I received this book free in exchange for an honest review*
So, I have to say, it was a struggle to get through this book. It had an interesting concept. I was excited to read it, but let down. I felt it was boring, drawn out, and written wrong. Either the author needs a better, more honest editor, or the book should be redone. I have no clue how much time passed through out this book.
I was annoyed that after reading this very long, droll book, that there was no closure. I understand it's "Part
Beth Cutwright
Feb 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is definitely a Science Fiction read and really quite impressive. Although it is a short read at 137 pages, there is a lot of world building and definition set forth in this first edition. The characters are well defined and we learn that life as they know it will cease to exist in a matter of three years. Lowen Sars sets out to defy his own council after they shut him down in his efforts to save the people from the inevitable, but he enlists the aide of the ruthless Rodassians who have a s ...more
Jan 19, 2013 rated it liked it
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I won this with Goodreads Firt Reads.

I feel very ambivalent about this book and wasn't sure wether to give three or four stars. Age of the Aura is definately not the kind of story you'll meet every day. It took me a while to get used to the universe of the book but after a while reading it turned out to be quite exiting. Sometimes though i found it a bit difficult to completely figure out what was going on - some scenes in the book are very well described while others are barely mentioned. This
Feb 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'll start off by saying that this isn't a book I would typically pick up and read. I decided to step out of my comfort zone for a change, and let me assure you I'm very glad I did!

Age of the Aura was much more than I expected. I couldn't wait to find out the fate of Ludoran Imperium and how they would get out of their predicament with their beloved turned hostile Aura.

When the young Lowen Sars is unexpectedly appointed Chief Emissary of Off-Planet Relations by his Grandfather the Lords of the A
Derek White
A copy of this Book Was Given To Me By The Author In Exchange For An Honest Review*

My reasons for awarding only three stars are (i) a good editor is needed to turn this into the sort of book that grabs your attention and won’t let go and (ii) even the best editor could do nothing about the large number of characters, most with little to contribute. Finally (iii) when a tale is spread over several books there should be some sort of closure to each section. There isn’t
Nevertheless anyone reading t
Niles Pfeiffer
Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Read it! Champions of Power truly is a sci-fi epic for the ages. It creates a vivid and grand setting. There are multiple story lines unfolding with complex characters that change, grow, and surprise while informing us of the vast and detailed larger ‘Aura universe’. A place you can get lost in. I was reminded of Dune. As with Dune, one could argue there’s an undercurrent of political/sociological commentary. Champions isn’t a cumbersome read, either. Its pace is brisk and the writing style is i ...more
Stephanie M
May 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
To the best of my recollection, this is the first sci-fi novel that I have read, and I was intrigued after reading the first chapter. My emotional ranges included in reading this first excerpt were sadness, upset, hope, and fear.
This is a saga filled with disaster, betrayal, and adventure; from the horror occurring in the Galaxy, to the breakdown of leadership, and back alley plans to save the Galaxy from despair. I expect the second excerpt to be even more action packed and emotion and drama fi
Apr 13, 2013 rated it liked it
My Review: I found the idea of this book interesting. The different worlds controlled more or less by the energies of their Auras. There was good action and intrigue in the book. I was at a loss though most of the time as I did not feel there was enough explanation of how these worlds worked. It almost felt like I was reading a second book of a series rather than the first. The diction was strange in some areas but that may be fitting for the worlds in which they lived but did not feel consisten ...more
Amber Rose
Apr 03, 2013 rated it liked it
This story was very well written. If you are a huge Star Trek fan then this book is for you.

I, on the other hand am not a huge fan of Star Trek or the Sci-fi. So this book was good but not something I would read on the norm.. I was having a hard time connecting with the characters and finding that spark with them.

But overall if you like Sci-fi and looking for something different then this book is for you.

I received a copy from the Author, exchanged for an honest review.
Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"Age of the Aura, Phase I: Champions of Power" was so much more than I expected and had a really hard time putting the book down. A true sci-fi story line with extremely interesting places, complex characters and twists and turns within the plot. I highly recommend this book to all sci-fi fans and I am very interested in what comes next in this series.

This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.
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Samuel is an author born and raised in Austin, Texas and Age of the Aura is his science fiction (space opera) series.

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