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At the end of Rift in the SkyJulie promised readers that this would top everything that's come so far and I'm so pleased to confirm that it has. This novel is like two books in one with twice the build up, twice the action and twice the revelations! And oh the revelations! You won't believe what everything so far is building up to! The end of this book left me so excited, so intrigued, so concerned! I don't know how she does it but Julie Czerneda ...more
7/10 - Liked it
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The characters are engaging, but there seem ...more
There is blood on page one. We see the danger coming before we switch over to the main crew of characters from the Ties of Power trilogy, and see how happy and content they are. Yeah, that won't last. The first half of the book pushes The Clan into a corner that they can't use their power or alliances to get out of. They can only run. With Sira at the helm, the second half has The Clan journey to find a safe haven. But while that journey is fraught with perils of its own, The Clan also discover...more
Now, I know I said this is the first in a series, but actually it’s the first book in the third trilogy inside a three trilogies series, called “The Clan Chronicles”. Julie is an expert in creating vast, sophisticated worlds with huge casts of characters, ...more
We begin with a very dark scene, with individuals of some power and status within the various races of the Trade Pact meeting in secret. They're there to plot the destruction of the Clan, a race newly invited to join the Trade Pact. The Cl ...more
At the very back of A Rift in the Sky (the final book in her Stratification Trilogy), almost as an afterthought, Czerneda conveyed the following in her Author’s Note:
I hope you enjoy the first six bo ...more
I was intrigued by the premise of this first installment in the Reunification trilogy when I read the blurb. All the more so when I was informed that one did not need to have read the previous two series in the Clan ...more
I have to say too that while Julie's prose is normally a delight to read, I found this book more awkward. Quite apart from two glaring misuses of "whomever" (I hope those were misprints), at times I found it difficult to know who was speaking.
That said, she is still one of ...more
Aling the way Aryl comes back onto the story. Makes me choke with emotion reading about Aryl again. Czerneda is bringing not just a world or people to life but a while universe. The thoughts and emotions seemed to jump out from the pages. This series has so much imagination it's a wonder if it's actually science fiction or a real future setting.
I had read some of this series years ago, but with my memory being what it is, I had forgotten. This was another writer who left me pleasantly surprised. I like the story, the depth of the characters, and the alien tech. I will definitely be waiting for the next book.
While my favorite are the SPECIES IMPERATIVE books, SURVIVAL, MIGRATION, and REGENERATION and I have a sort of "aversion" to "psi" books, starting THE CLAN CHRONICLES in the middle of the action was perfect for me. I got to know the most important characters -- Sira and Jason right off the bat. I read the prequels and now, finally, it's going to all ...more
Sira's perspective in that first book drew me in and helped me connect with the scale of the worlds she encountered and the various characters and challenges that came her way. It felt it odd that the next two books were some of my least favorites of Ms. Czerneda's novels. I was look ...more
I've not read much by Julie Czerneda, and the blurb for this book sounded interesting, so I gave it a try. Unfortunately, a couple of things did not work in its favor. One was just the formatting. The edition I had had sentences chopped in the middle of the page and random margins, which didn't improve the reading experience. Next, the prologue was entirely confusing. I think it may have made sense to readers who have ...more