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The Illusory Prophet

(Singularity #3)

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What if you could paint with reality? 

Elijah Brighton can bring a girl back from the dead, travel outside his body, and absorb a lifetime of memories from anyone he touches in the fugue state. Everyone seems to think he’s the prophet they’re waiting for… including the girl he’s falling in love with. The truth is, the fugue is bleeding over into reality, bringing his sketch
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Published October 17th 2016
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Lola
I received a free copy from the author and voluntarily reviewed it

This was such a great read and I thoroughly enjoyed it! It's been a long wait for this book, but it was so worth it. And while it was quite some time ago that I read book 2, I easily slipped back in to this world and there were enough reminders and recap to help me along. I really like Susan Kaye Quinn her writing style, her stories flow so well and once I started reading I didn't want to put it down.

The Illusory prophet follows m
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Veronica of V's Reads
This is the third book in the Singularity series, and needs to be read in order.

Elijah Brighton is not entirely human. Nor is he an Ascender--one of the millions of minds that are electronically connected since the Singularity several hundred years prior. Earth is not the place we know, it's far advanced technologically, and humans that live here are kept as legacy populations in Ascender controlled cities, or they escape to join the Resistance, of the Makers or an even lesser-known cult.

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Sandy S
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date October 17, 2016

What if you could paint with reality?

Elijah Brighton can bring a girl back from the dead, travel outside his body, and absorb a lifetime of memories from anyone he touches in the fugue state. Everyone seems to think he’s the prophet they’re waiting for… including the girl he’s falling in love with. The truth is, the fugue is bleeding over into reality, bringing his sketches to life and haunting him with visions of a girl in metal armor. She
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Jay Batson
Getting close to being done with this series

The good points in this book:
- It is (fairly) quick to come up to speed again if it's been a while since you read the prior books;
- The story has feel-good parts throughout, acting like booster jets to keep you reading quickly;
- It's not too romantically schmaltzy, as young adult sci-fi can be, though the lead character is pining a wee bit too much for the object of his affections. Get to it already, & give the relationship some substance.
- It's a
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Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
The question that I pondered through this book was "What is the worth of a soul". This is a sci-fi book and not religious, other than the Ascenders are trying to be God-like. They are trying to live cognitively live forever. But they question whether or not they have a soul? The humans are valuable partly because they do have a soul. It's an interesting situation for ascended beings who plan to live forever.

Elijah is a reluctant leader of the fight against the control of the Ascenders. He is a y
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Ms. Just One More Book  (Kris Miller)
Elijah Brighton has always been more: more than human, but not quite an Ascender, a hybrid of human/ machine with a higher cognition achieved through the first Singularity. He was designed to be more having a human mother and Ascender father. He can travel outside his body within the fugue state, and reach into other's minds. Recently, he was even able to bring life back to his girlfriend Kamali, when Augustus shocked her soul from her body. But being more also has its consequences.

This is yet a
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Anna Tan
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books, review-copy
TBH, I'm just sitting here going what? Whaaaatttt? over and over again. (But which doesn't give you a coherent overview of the book.)

So, I spent the first half of the book being annoyed at Elijah Brighton because I hate waffly main characters who can't decide who they are and what they want. Like GET ON WITH IT. And I was getting a little upset with Quinn because WHYYYYY are you doing this. I thought you're better than this!

But then Eli finally finds a purpose (I hesitate to say 'his' - it's a p
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Steven
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
It is such a pleasure to read Susan Kaye Quinn's books. I find very few authors who are in her league with regards to the richness and depth of character of her work. And, to be honest, I think she get's better with each book.
ide Thompson
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it has much as the first two

The Illusory Prophet gave me hope and reignited my imagination where before I was stuck in a funk. It reminded me, that to see worlds beyond my current condition is the power and promise of all writers.
Jenna
Oct 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
looking forward to the next book.
Lindsay
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review
Another solid installment in the Singularity series! The stage is set for an intense sequel, and I can't wait!

Coming up to Christmas, and as a parent of young children, I had an impossible time sitting down to read this one. I think my drawn-out reading affected my overall enjoyment of the book, and I found it more difficult to get into than the previous two books. A lot of questions are finally being answered (YES!) and Miriam has finally made an appearance (if you haven't read Augment yet, no
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Cherie
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Elijah “Eli” Brighton needs to understand his powers before his next vision comes true in Susan Kaye Quinn’s The Illusory Prophet. As Eli falls deeper in love with Kamali, he can’t hide from the world falling apart around him and what that world expects of him. What I loved most about this book was Eli’s growth in his powers concerning the fugue. He is finally stepping up to his destiny, whether he wants to accept that destiny or not. I love how Quinn infuses science fiction with philosophical m ...more
Samantha Sterling
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Illusory Prophet is the newest installment of one of the most innovative and thought provoking Sci-fi series' out there. A healthy balance of action, adventure and compellingly complex characters, this book is well paced- so much so that you'll be tempted to read from cover to cover in one sitting. The theme of this story is s powerful one: when everyone is looking for a leader but they all have conflicting end goals, how do you determine the best way to lead? Or, if you should lead at all? ...more
Ryan Pangilinan
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"I know who I am."

Yet another exciting novel in the series! So glad to have read this and I am already anticipating the next book!
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Susan Kaye Quinn is a rocket scientist turned speculative fiction author who now uses her PhD to invent cool stuff in books. Her works range from young adult science fiction to adult future-noir, with side trips into royal fantasy romance and middle grade. Her bestselling novels and short stories have been optioned for Virtual Reality, translated into German and French,
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