Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Sanctum of the Sphere (The Benevolence Archives, #2)” as Want to Read:
The Sanctum of the Sphere (The Benevolence Archives, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Sanctum of the Sphere (The Benevolence Archives, #2)

by
4.08  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Go rob that train. Nice, normal. An everyday heist.

But nothing is ever normal for Brazel, Grond and Rhundi.

A simple act of motorized larceny quickly explodes into a galaxy-spanning adventure for the two thieves. Blade-wielding elves, a fast-moving global war, a secret outlaw space city, incomprehensible insectoids and one impossibly lucky human are just the start of
...more
ebook
Published April 28th 2015 by Prostetnic Publications (first published April 26th 2015)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Sanctum of the Sphere, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Sanctum of the Sphere

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-32
Average rating 4.08  · 
Rating details
 ·  12 ratings  ·  5 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of The Sanctum of the Sphere (The Benevolence Archives, #2)
Aaron Hamilton
Nov 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Siler continues to impress me with his originality, humor and pacing. I had a blast reading this installment of the Benevolence Archives. It kept me guessing and turning pages, and I was sorry when it ended. I can only hope there will be a third book in the near future. I especially enjoyed additional fleshing out of the characters, some with backstory and others through the hints in dialogue. It was a nice bonus to get more details about the Benevolence and why everyone seems to fear them.

Siler
...more
Thomas Weaver
Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
The "no spoilers" version: If you liked The Benevolence Archives, you'll love The Sanctum of the Sphere. It has the same mix of fun-but-not-goofy combined with serious-but-not-grimdark, and because this is a novel instead of a collection of related short stories, the author had room to show more of the setting and the characters. And, as always, there are plenty of (subtle!) references to the (famous movies) source of inspiration for these stories.

4.5 stars.
Éric Kasprak
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ogre, Gnome and Elf in a space opera adventure with solid writing, great pacing and dry humour, YES please! The second Benevolence books are a longer story with more exposure to the world and characters created by the author. The story is surprisingly simple, but still engrossing, we get to see some backstory from ground (the half ogre) and hopefully Brazel and the other characters will get the same treatment in later books. I really love the fantasy races in space and because of my familiarity ...more
Rouchswalwe
Jul 16, 2015 rated it liked it
How to describe in one word The Sanctum of the Sphere by Luther M. Siler?

Zaftig!

I mistakenly thought I was picking up a simple summer read. Little did I know that the halfogre Grond, the gnome Brazel and his savvy wife Rhundi would pull me into a smart adventure that kept me on the edge of my seat, made me laugh out loud, and had me reach for a hankie at certain points. Then there's Irtuus-bon and who can forget Asper ... won't give away who this character is here ... superb!

From the
...more
J.R. Barker
Aug 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
This book carries on from the Benevolence Archives, it still follows Brazel and Grond.
Again I found myself fully immersed in the universe Siler created. Everything was there, suspense, characters, spacey battles, love, loss and everything.

Well, not quite everything, things got a little confused when it came to the build up of the finale, I Knew who the most of the good and bad guys were, but I wasn't entirely sure who the fight was with. The Benevolence was the obvious one, but there seemed to
...more
George Cooper
rated it liked it
Jul 24, 2017
Luther Siler
Jan 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: wrote
Eudora
rated it it was amazing
Oct 31, 2015
Cody E. Tower
rated it liked it
Aug 10, 2019
Elizabeth Langley
rated it it was amazing
Nov 13, 2015
Natalie Smith
rated it it was amazing
Jul 03, 2018
Darkwolf
rated it really liked it
Nov 15, 2015
Willow Croft
marked it as to-read
Jan 28, 2015
Adam Dreece
marked it as to-read
Jan 29, 2015
Winter Bayne
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2015
Shawn
marked it as to-read
Apr 28, 2015
Rachel
marked it as to-read
May 11, 2015
M. Demetrice
marked it as to-read
Jul 04, 2015
Fran Kimberley-ironside
marked it as to-read
Jul 04, 2015
Julie Towe
is currently reading it
Jul 08, 2015
Anneque Malchien
marked it as to-read
Aug 29, 2015
Richard
marked it as to-read
Jan 31, 2016
Lynne
marked it as to-read
Feb 16, 2016
Bart
marked it as to-read
Feb 16, 2016
William Eckman
marked it as to-read
Sep 07, 2016
Steven D'Adamo
marked it as to-read
Jan 05, 2017
Caitlin
marked it as to-read
Feb 24, 2019
Lauriel
marked it as to-read
Jan 04, 2020
Shawn Griffith
is currently reading it
Aug 05, 2015
Henry Finn
marked it as to-read
Oct 23, 2015
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega #4)
  • Retief!
  • Retief's War (Retief, #3)
  • Retief's Peace (Retief)
  • Retief of the CDT (Retief, #7)
  • Murder at the Mousetrap (Bunburry #1)
  • A Murderous Ride (Bunburry #2)
  • A Taste of Murder (Bunburry #3)
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
  • A Shot in the Dark (Mydworth Mysteries  #1)
  • Retief and the Warlords (Retief, #4)
  • Born in Fire (Fire and Ice Trilogy, #1)
See similar books…
102 followers
Luther Siler was born in 1976 in northern Indiana, where he currently resides along with his wife, son and an assortment of various pets.

He writes about space gnomes and Mars.

Support Luther on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/luthermsiler

Related Articles

Veronica Roth's newest book, Chosen Ones, arrives in U.S. stores on April 7. Known for the Divergent trilogy and the Carve the Mark duology, the ...
18 likes · 4 comments