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The Rift War

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Kindle Edition, 562 pages
Published August 27th 2015
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Oct 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A first novel by Author Emmanuel Arriaga creates a new universe worthy of Star Wars, CS Lewis, or JRR Tolkien. The detail of his imagination in creating the universe, its history, and its inhabitants creates an engaging backdrop for a cast of engaging characters that draw the reader into the plot. The metaphysical threads, with beings of incredible power from alternate dimensions adds an almost spiritual flavor to the story.

I am looking forward to the next installment of Foundra. Definitely wor
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Rift War is full of action, thrills and adventure, and is an absolute thrill ride of a book. In fact, the best piece of advice I have for any reader, besides being sure to pick up this book, is to make time to read this book for a good long while.
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

The Rift War is a brilliant space opera full of action and adventure,
Beware once you pick this up you will not be able to put it down until finished.
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story is super creative, with many characters and races that are easy to grasp and appreciate. It takes from many inspirations and somehow manages to put them together in a coherent story (between magic, sci-fi, D&D, vampires etc.). Overall a great story and definitely recommend.
Jun 05, 2017 rated it liked it

I'm confused. 40 percent to the book, Neven the protagonist is just in a few. Story jump all over from one person to the next. Not my thing.
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was ok
Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an open and honest review.

I generally like science fiction series and epics and hearing Foundra was the first in a space opera. The story starts with a tragic death in the Founders Elite -> a team charged with protecting the universe. We are introduced to a future universe with many alien races in a shaky alliance. A powerful thing from another plane of reality is threatening the universe and it is up to the Founders Elite and the
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Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed by Tracy Slowiak for Readers' Favorite

Have you ever finished a book and immediately thought that you'd love to meet the author, if only to find out exactly how their mind works? That's how I felt after I finished reading Foundra: The Rift War, the first book in the Foundra series by author Emmanuel M. Arriaga. Follow the story of the inhabitants of the Huizen Empire as they fight an incredible intergalactic war to save their very existence. An evil enemy has arisen, the ancient being Sa
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Dec 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Really well written. Good story line and character and universe development. I don't read a lot of sci-fi but I am glad that I picked up this book. This book is part of a series; it will be interesting to see how the characters and themes develop over the course of the story. Well done and well worth the read. ...more
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Emmanuel M. Arriaga grew up in the inner city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From a young age, he was obsessed with fantasy and science fiction. Breaking the shackles of a low-income life, Emmanuel developed an interest in science, technology and engineering. He went on to graduate from Pennsylvania State University with a Master's in Information Science.

For almost a decade, Emmanuel has sought to

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