Empress of a Thousand Skies
Rhee, also known as Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta’an, is the sole surviving heir to a powerful dynasty. She’ll stop at nothing to avenge her family and claim her throne.
Aly has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the dashing star of a DroneVision show. But when he’s falsely accused of killing Rhee, he's forced to prove his innocence to save his ...more
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There isn’t anything original about the plot: it’s about a princess whose parents were murdered, ready to seek vengeance on the murderer. I’m feeling underwhelmed by the amount of books that try to sell that overused cliché. Because that’s what it is.
Fortunately, we have another main character aside from Rhiannon. A reality star. That was unexpected. When Rhiannon ...more
Now, when can I get the sequel?
I didn't really connect to Rhee or Aly. At first, I enjoyed the story and I figured the parts that were a bit meh would be fixed when they got together. You know, because the synopsis says they're "thrown together" yet, that never happened. There's one brief scene where they glance at each other fr ...more
The ending has a nice twist. I wish that had been revealed sooner. Maybe then I would have enjoyed it more. This book was ok I guess. :-/
Okay so let me just get the one thing that bothered me about this book out of the way first. There is a line in the summary that I kept waiting for … and waiting for… and waiting for. AND IT NEVER HAPPENED. And that really just irritated me.
“With planets on the brink of war, Rhee and Aly are thrown together to confront a ruthless evil that threatens the fate of the entire galaxy.”
Thrown together… like together together. Right? WRONG. At no time in this book are the two “together.” The ...more
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Empress of a Thousand Skies would best be described in three words: constant adrenaline rush. From the very moment you start reading, there is a tremendous amount of intrigue, action, and grief. It's one of those books that is impossible to put down because laying it aside for even a second would disrupt the energy of the moment. Rhoda's writing style pulls you in, leaving you feeling just as passionately immersed in what's happening a ...more
There was also the sense that too much ground was trying to be covered in one story, which made for dense, weighed-down reading.
I do think hardcore sci-fi favs will enjoy this one!
1. RHEE. I fell in love with our heroine from the first page. She's intricate, conflicted, brave, and on the path of vengeance. She's smart, generous, and while she makes mistakes, she doesn't let them define her or derail her from her mission. After losing her family in a horrible accident, she is the rightful heir to the throne, and is trying to mold herself into a strong Empress. But when someone betrays her, it sets her on a dangerous journey to uncover secrets ...more
This brilliantly plotted book grabs on fast and just does not let up. It's a perfect read for those who love action, suspense, and a story that *moves* but is equally impressive on other counts. Here are just a few things I loved:
1. The characters. Rhee is pure gold, and Aly and Vin gave me excellent Firefly flashbacks. They speak in a perfect blend of contemporary banter and invented slang that make them feel fresh and spacey… but also like modern teens? I just wa ...more
Need. Next book. Now.