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Requiem

(Aurora Rhapsody #9)

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4.60  ·  Rating details ·  164 ratings  ·  23 reviews
The end of the world began with a library query…how will it conclude?

What began as a chance discovery of an anomalous signal is now a multiverse war between humanity and its genetic ancestors over who controls the levers of life and death. Over who decides what life is and whether it will be allowed to exist. For the ruling Anaden Directorate, victory means immortality. Fo
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ebook, 478 pages
Published December 11th 2017 by Hypernova Publishing
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G.S. Jennsen Yes, Requiem is the conclusion to the Aurora Rhapsody saga. My new trilogy, Asterion Noir, takes place in the same universe, but features new…moreYes, Requiem is the conclusion to the Aurora Rhapsody saga. My new trilogy, Asterion Noir, takes place in the same universe, but features new characters and and a new setting.(less)
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Scathach
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi
BEWARE!!! THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!

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Okay, I just finished the book and I am trying to put together a coherent thought about the book.
I ADORED IT!
First of all the big scare. For a moment I really thought you went on and killed Caleb. Worst moment of the whole book. My kindle risked flying out of the window. But then as soon as Akeso came up I knew it wasn't the end and I knew there was hope for Caleb.
The letter he wrote to her was just heart-ren
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G.M. Stephenson
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
The final book in the Aurora series and it didn't disappoint. Justice and redemption, regret and triumph, absolution and resolution, a perfect blend of fiction and morality play. This series showcases the best of humanity without shying away from our flaws. It shows us the world that could be if we strive to be better than we are and hope for the best for the future. I'll visit this world again and again. Read it and see why.
Katie Cross
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A stunning, thrilling finish to an already superb series. This was a series that hooked me into science fiction, and one I plan to have a long re-reading relationship with. While sad to say goodbye to these characters, I really can't wait to see what GSJ comes up with next!
T.A.
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of the great challenges for the final installment of any series is building upon everything that has come before and wrapping up the story in a way that feels both appropriately climactic and satisfying to the audience. That challenge becomes even greater when said series is a nine-volume saga spanning entire universes (yes, plural) and featuring a huge cast of characters for whom the stakes involved are monumental. Requiem demonstrates that not only was Jennsen up to the challenge - she kno ...more
E.J. Fisch
Oh boy, you guys.

Thinking back (not so very long ago, really) to the conclusion of the Aurora Rising trilogy, I was satisfied. Despite the fact that it was left open and we knew there was more to come, it still felt like a reasonable conclusion. I thought, "What more could there be? What could be bigger than this magnificent final battle with the Metigens?"

And then came the Aurora Renegades trilogy, where we started to get glimpses of what might be coming next. There was a ton of information
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Ralph
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The 9th and final book in the Aurora Rhapsody series wraps things up nicely. I have read all nine books as well as the short stories and, upon finishing Requiem, I was left with the sense of successfully completing a long and elaborate journey. I'm not saying that the reading was laborious by any means. Ms.Jennsen does a remarkable job of keeping the reader interested and turning pages to see what happens next, then waiting for the next book in the series to become available. I admit that I had ...more
Julie
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. What an epic conclusion to an amazing series. Did I expect the end – definitely not? Was I blown away – most certainly? I never expected when this whole thing started that ‘a library query’ would lead to - well you’ll have to read to find out.

I went into this book knowing the end was coming, knowing the fate of the galaxy would be decided. And while I got that, I laughed, cried and worried my way through the personal problems of the characters. This series is a grand story on an epic scale
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Dylan Tomorrow
Whenever I was not reading those books, I was thinking about them, wondering what would, should, could happen next. Talking to myself about why characters made questionable decisions, worrying about characters dying (which for some of them, unfortunately, came to pass), screaming at characters to change their stubborn minds.

It took me about a month to read this entire trilogy of trilogies. Over 4000 pages in just a few weeks. Because I could not stop reading it, unless I had to. Real life needed
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Y.I. Washington
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant and Beautiful Series Ender

I'm pretty sure that I read this book much faster than the other 8--but that's only because I stayed awake until almost dawn reading.

This novel completes the visionary Aurora series by taking us deeper into Amaranthe with great plotting, emotional scenes, daring escapades and oh so much growth for the characters.

Join the revolutionary journey by starting with Starshine. If you like actual science with your fiction, great characters, thrilling action and, bri
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Michele
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Loved it.

Sad to reach the end of this series but I loved every page! I am so glad I stumbled upon Starshine a couple months ago and was able to go on this wonderful adventure through each book. This series will definitely be added to my collection of series I like to read again and again.
Jamie
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved every book in this amazing series!

Well dang - just finished the last book in this incredible sci-fi series. I LOVED the whole convoluted thing and want to start over so I can experience it all again! The author has a gift for beautiful storytelling and has done a fabulous job of creating intricate realities with well developed characters and crazy-believable technologies. She sets it all spinning within a mad maze of twisting plots that keeps you tearing through the pages when you really s
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Helen
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The only disappointment in this novel is that it marks the end of this story arc. It is a fitting, uplifting, emotional end to what has been a true joy to read; I envy anyone getting to experience the story for the first time.
Eric
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The conclusion to a 9 book series - and every book is worth buying.

Characters stay true to form and demonstrate the growth that we've seen over the course of the series. Action, pacing, plotting, dialogue all excellent - and some great lines (especially Miriam!).

My wife and toddler are sick, and I spent the time I had to myself reading this instead of catching up on badly needed sleep!
Danielle
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
All I can say for right now is I must have cried for at least five minutes at the end. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT and I love this series!
Elyse
WOW. She saved the best for last! What a smashing finish to the three-trilogy cycle.

As always, a rich tapestry of narratives and characters. I enjoyed the subtlety of each individual's interaction with Richard's "return."

As in all of her books, innovative ideas and complex plots. Brilliantly interwoven to include some of the unique characters and species that we hadn't seen for awhile. A satisfying flourish to end the read!

Ronald Theriot
Dec 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Calling Hollywood!!!

I really hope to see these stories coming out on the silver screen. My opinion is they are combined, many parsecs beyond Star Wars. Making those stories child's play...😆
Marcus Dean
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Warning- My review will contain general spoilers about previous novels in the series. There will also be a section with Requiem spoilers but I shall give you plenty of warning to bail before you get there!


In the final installment of Aurora Rhapsody, we finally see all of the characters’ storylines that were explored over 8 novels (and a series of novellas) come to a gripping and satisfying conclusion.


The number of characters has grown immensely over the series yet they all still seem just as re
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elidemelnibone
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sf-etc
sur toute la série Aurora : des personnages attachants un peu trop gentils, un peu trop par couples, un peu trop d'amour, mais un univers complexe et cohérent, avec du suspense, de l'action, des aliens, de la technologie (l'immortalité devient même possible) et une écriture fluide. La théorie de l'origine des Humains dans cet univers est ... originale.
James
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite Series of all time. so special. I listened to the audio books and was captured by the characters. I almost didn't want to listen to the last 20 minutes so I could imagine the ending the way I wanted or to not even end, but G.S. was as always right on with the ending. What a story Thank You.
Aaron Anderson
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
A very solid ending. I'll most assuredly be reading anything this author writes in the future.

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Stephen
Dec 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Creatio ex Nihilo" "magnums opus"








"My impression is that the author is somewhat of a genius, and the novels, both individually and as a series, are incredible. Utterly, spectacularly, brilliant.”
J.S. Bailey
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing series.

You should read it.
E.D.E. Bell
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, sci-fi
Great ending to a great series.
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G. S. Jennsen is a science and speculative fiction author, as well as a futurist, geek, gamer, programmer and editor. She lives in Colorado with her husband and two dogs. She has written ten novels, all published by her imprint, Hypernova Publishing, and has become an internationally bestselling author since her first novel, Starshine, was published in March 2014. She has chosen to continue writin ...more

Other books in the series

Aurora Rhapsody (9 books)
  • Starshine (Aurora Rising, #1)
  • Vertigo (Aurora Rising, #2)
  • Transcendence (Aurora Rising, #3)
  • Sidespace (Aurora Renegades, #1)
  • Dissonance (Aurora Renegades, #2)
  • Abysm (Aurora Renegades #3; Aurora Rhapsody #6)
  • Relativity (Aurora Resonant, #1)
  • Rubicon (Aurora Resonant, #2)
“The Anadens have a somewhat different perspective on death.”

“On account of not having to deal with it, sure. Personally, I think their little immortality contrivance has destroyed the value of life for them.”

“It brought you back.”

“Thus I reserve the right to be hypocritical on this particular topic.”
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“No matter what comes, we will persevere. It’s not over until we win.”

Oh, how she wanted to believe him. How she wanted to believe that her father not only had all the answers, but the power to make everything okay. Once upon a time she had believed it; then he hadn’t come home. “Why are you so sure?”

“Because I didn’t cross universes to return to life, simply to die again.”
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