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(Saga of Davi Rhii #2)

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Saga of Davi Rhii Book 2 Hugo-nominated editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt won Honorable Mention on Barnes and Noble.com's Year's Best Science Fiction Releases alongside books by Ben Bova, Robert J. Sawyer, Jack Campbell, Ernest Cline and more with his debut novel, The Worker Prince, which more effectively captures the feel of the original Star Wars than any other recent series. ...more
Paperback, 340 pages
Published August 4th 2016 by Wordfire Press LLC (first published June 4th 2012)
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Peter
Jun 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is a shame that heroic science fiction has fallen out of favor. It seems there is a certain dystopian threshold or grittiness of character that is required in fiction these days, resulting in dark and bleak stories. Reading The Returning is like a splash of cool water, bringing back the nostalgia and feel of a Star Wars-like universe that instills the passion from my childhood. The Returning is original with characters that draw the reader into their world.

Freedom doesnt come easy for the
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Anthony
Jul 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
Bryan Thomas Schmidt's second foray (of a proposed trilogy) into The Saga of Davi Rhii retains all of the "golden age of science fiction" feel of the first installment (THE WORKER PRINCE). The narrative buzzes along, the characters are relatable, and the story builds to an appropriate climax without feeling (as many middle books do) as though the author is treading water or stretching the word-count to justify a third book.

What can I say about the story in book two that will not spoil things for
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Forrest Schultz
May 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Returning: Multiple Meanings

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Bryan Thomas Schmidt The Returning: Book 2 of The Saga of Davi Rhii (Diminished Media Group, 2012)
$14.99 396 pp ISBN-10: 0984020942 ISBN-13: 978-0-9840209-4-2

Reviewer: Forrest W. Schultz


A good question for a book discussion or an essay in a literature course would be to state the various kinds of "returning" in the book under review. The most important of these, at least on the surface, would be the attempt of Xalivar, the arch-villain of The
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Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Jan 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I can't wait 'til you guys see this book. Every beta reader and editor has said it's way better than the first one. It's been compared to a rocket ride pace or a Bourne movie. Lots of action and never lets up. Surprising twists and turns. It's coming soon! Hope you're excited!
David
Jul 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A solid follow-up to "The Worker Prince." Exciting space opera action and some good intrigue. My full review will appear in Tales of the Talisman volume 8, issue 1.
Lelia Rose
This sequel to The Worker Prince was described by Howard Jones as fun space opera romp. I think he was correct. This is not high literature; it doesn't need to be. People who like space opera, as I do, will probably like this.
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Bryan Thomas Schmidt is a national bestselling author and Hugo nominated editor of adult and childrens speculative fiction. His fourth novel, Simon Says is a page-turning near future thriller. His debut novel, The Worker Prince received Honorable Mention on Barnes & Noble Book Clubs Years Best Science Fiction Releases for 2011. His childrens books, 102 More Hilarious Dinosaur Books For Kids ...more

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