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Lander

(The Oberon Cycle #2)

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4.47  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Sometimes the world needs saving twice.

In the sequel to the Rainbow-Award-winning Skythane, Xander and Jameson thought they’d fulfilled their destiny when they brought the worlds of Oberon and Titania back together, but their short-lived moment of triumph is over.

Reunification has thrown the world into chaos. A great storm ravaged Xander's kingdom of Gaelan, leaving the wi
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ebook, 294 pages
Published February 13th 2018 by Dreamspinner Press
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Serena Yates
‘Lander’ is the fantastic second novel in the ‘Oberon Cycle’ series, set in the future around the year 3000 or so. Oberon – previously split into two halves, with Titania hidden in some mysterious parallel universe – has been reunited into one planet, now called Erro. As unifications go, this one was pretty violent and the environmental upheaval has all sorts of consequences. Obercorp is still up to no good, pith is still addictive, and the cultural war between the skythane and the landers keeps ...more
A.M. Leibowitz
Full disclosure: I did not read the first book in the series. It didn’t hurt my enjoyment at all. Despite how this book builds on the previous one, I wasn’t lost. It was easy to pick up from context what had happened, and the glossary at the end was immensely helpful just to keep things sorted out. I appreciate how skillfully things are explained throughout. There’s no info-dumping or long passages rehashing the previous novel’s plot. It works well, and I can say that as a newbie to the series, ...more
Lisa The Novel Approach
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi
~ 4.5 Stars ~

I love a good sci-fi and high fantasy combination. It’s not an easy win for me, though. The world building has to be just right,with the fantasy and technology intertwined clearly enough for me to keep up with what is happening and not get lost. The plot still must be complex enough to keep me interested. Skythane, the first book in The Oberon Cycle, did just that. I couldn’t wait to catch up with Xander and Jameson and see what was in store from them in this second book of the ser
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Anna Butler
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Oberon Cycle books (Skythane and, now, Lander) are an odd but fascinating mix of sci-fi and fantasy. I’ll admit that I personally find that a little harder to get into – am I reading hard tech-in-space or ancient gods and prophecies? Threading my way between the two takes a little more effort. Not that that’s a bad thing, but the merger of two can be challenging. I’m also a touch ambivalent about winged humans because the mechanics of that are rarely truly examined. They’d all have to have g ...more
Stephanie Lake
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this series, can't wait for book 3 to come out.
Debbie
Independent reviewer for Divine Magazine, I was gifted my copy of this book.

This is book 2 in the Oberon Cycle, and you really REALLY must read book one, Skythane, first. These are NOT stand alones!

What they are though, is brilliant!

Reeling from their discoveries that they are not who they thought they were, Xander and Jameson thought they had fulfilled their prophecy, but it seems there is more in store for these two, as joining the worlds of Oberon and Titania has bought them more than they
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Margaret Fisk
May 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Originally posted on Tales to Tide You Over

Lander is the second in The Oberon Cycle and a middle book, though one with its own issues and resolutions. It starts right after Skythane, making me wish I’d binge read the two though I rarely do that.

There’s a large cast, some introduced in Skythane and others new. Most I could remember based on the introduction or re-introduction context. I only noticed one I didn’t know when Xander clearly did, and her backstory wasn’t critical to this tale for all
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Chris
5 out of 5 stars

Description ~

Sometimes the world needs saving twice.

In the sequel to the Rainbow-Award-winning Skythane, Xander and Jameson thought they’d fulfilled their destiny when they brought the worlds of Oberon and Titania back together, but their short-lived moment of triumph is over.

Reunification has thrown the world into chaos. A great storm ravaged Xander's kingdom of Gaelan, leaving the winged skythane people struggling to survive. Their old enemy, Obercorp, is biding its time, waiti
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Anne Barwell
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook, m-m
I loved Skythane, the first book in this series, so I was very keen to read Lander. It was well worth the wait. However, I would recommend reading book one first as this carries on from where that left off.

One thing I always know I’m going to get from this author is detailed, well-thought-out, world building, and he delivers that, and more, in Lander. I appreciated that there were consequences for these two worlds reunifying such as storms and landscapes changing, which made it feel much more r
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KristyAnne Norton
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have only read a hand full of Sci-Fi books. I tend to lean more toward the paranormal genre. So I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Skythane. I took a chance and requested an ARC copy. I was completely hooked. I had some questions at the end of the book and was glad that I had the next one to follow it up with.
In the first book, we meet Quince. I love her strength and tenacity. It thrills me beyond belief when authors write strong female characters. That woman has a plan and the brass to ac
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Laurie
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As soon as I opened this story, I was sunk back into the world this author has created. His descriptions are vivid, you see the lighting strikes, you feel the thunder claps. You feel the rising tensions among the characters. You’re pulled into the chaos and turmoil the people and the land are going through. This is a truly epic sci-fi thriller with some fantasy and romance thrown in. And is so well written, you don’t want to stop reading this until you reach the end.

Lander is book two in the ser
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Jayne
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The scene was set in Book 1: Skythane, and the danger with second books is that the plot can fall a little flat, but that is not the case here. Wisely, the author has created another world out of the old one, with the occupants of Oberon and Titania having to get used to their new reality.

Not everyone is happy with this new world order, and conflicts from the last book rear their ugly heads. The good news is that Quince makes a discovery laced with tragedy, and Xander and Jameson’s fledging rela
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Mari  Cardenas
4.5 Stars!

Lander is book 2 in The Oberon Cycle series and it can't be read as a standalone, plus truly, book 1 was so good, you don't want to miss out on it.

Xander and Jameson are trying to navigate through their fledgling relationship but trouble is never far away. Between Xander's ex returning and wanting him back, the discovery that Xander and Jameson's feelings might be induced by a drug and enemies getting closer than they'd like, they have their hands full. Will their love be strong enough
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Tracey
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbtq
In the sequel to Skythane, Lander, we see the continuation of the story of Jameson Havercamp - an offworlder who was really a Skythane Prince of the House of the Sun - and Xander Kinnson, Skythane King of the House of the Moon. The two man were able to work together and reunify the two half planets of Oberon and Titania, spinning them back together in an alternate universe. But reunification wasn't easy and the planet, Erro, is dealing with being put back together in the form of massive storms, ...more
MariF
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Spectacular sequel to Skythane.
Where Skythane was building the tension of running against time to save the planet, introducing key players and world-building, Lander picks even faster pace to deal with the aftermath.

Saving the planet from falling apart did not resolve all the issues listed in book 1, just added more problems to deal with as a consequences of Titania joining back with Oberon.
We have an unscrupulous corporation trying to take over the entire planet to exploit it's resources and su
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PaperMoon
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once I got past orientating the characters and the plot-to-date (this is the second book of the trilogy, the author grabbed my full reading attention for the entirety of the book. As with the previous book - the world-building is thorough and detailed, populated with diverse sentient beings, deadly wildlife, warring local societies, invading aliens (humans actually), magical creatures and a mythical and as yet unseen race!

They say the course of true love never runs smoothly - and our poor MCs J
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Georgiana
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm, reviewed
“I am a key. After the world shifted, I came back here.”

Can I give this more then 5 Stars?

I was immediately transported back into the world of Xander and Jameson.

I thoroughly enjoyed the first book as it mainly focused on just the two “men” and the mission at hand.

Lander was so much more. So many lives were intertwined with Xander and Jameson. All the emotions, angst, love, and mistrust between the Skythane's themselves and with the Landers was powerful and moving.

Unfortunately with great po
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Jessie G.
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars - First and foremost, you absolutely must read Skythane before you read Lander. You need to know where Xander and Jameson began, how and why they reunified Oberon and Titania together, and all the potential angst that will cause. Because Lander is chock full of all angst, hope, anger, love, frustration, (unwanted) blasts from the past, and the key—of course 🙂

The world building is flawless. The chemistry (which may well be chemically induced) is a low simmer beneath all the other moving
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Warren Rochelle
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
A war story, a people's struggle against oppression and greed, a story of a strange other world, and at the novel's heart, its core, a love story. What strikes me as I write this is what Scott talks about in his Author's Notes, the layers. Yes, this the love story of Xander and Jameson. two skythanes (winged humans) and its complications, is the heart, but there is also the love story of Quince and Robyn, and the layers of past lovers. Three are the layers of history--who are the Ithani, and wha ...more
Madeline
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just as much fun as the first

Lander is the second installment of the Oberon Cycle, and all your favourite characters are back for more magical science fantasy adventures.

Moving into book two, I had some questions:

Xander and Jameson have already saved the world once, can they manage it a second time? And can their relationship survive discovering that it was drug-induced at the very beginning? (Especially with both their exes making reappearances?) How about Quince? Does she get to have her happi
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Joscelyn Smith
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you're anything like me the end of Skythane left you thinking 'OH S--T!' (If you haven't read Skythane you really really should.) I came into this book wondering how Xander and Jameson were going to deal with the reappearance of Alix, how were they going to handle their new destinies. I was especially keen on finding out how Jameson was deal because in book one he's world wasn't just turned upside down it was completely obliterated. All I can say is that I was in no way disappointed, Lander w ...more
Melanie
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review

Rating 5 stars out of 5

for the full review visit https://wp.me/p220KL-cUu

From that review: " We emerge into the world of Lander just as the reunification of the two worlds ends  and start to see its shocking results upon the lands, Skythane and Lander kingdoms, even Obercorp itself.  All is chaos, more so brought on by the climatic and environmental changes wrought by the collapse of the atmosphere that separated the two halves."

For all our reviews, aut
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Linda
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
this is the second book in this series and you must read Skythane book one to have a chance of understanding where this coming from and going. After saying that, this book is even more action filled and intense than the first. Well written and full of interesting characters although there were a couple of bad guys I could have lived without. If you are a SCi-fi fantasy fan you'll enjoy this book if you are an LGBTQA fan you will enjoy this book.
An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest revie
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Patdbooks
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just love this series. Skythane was amazing and it only got better with Lander. Xander and Jameson two great characters coming to terms with their new roles and the responsibilities that go with them. struggling with their love with each other and then the shock is their love real or drug induced. Quince.....

love the way you also get a glimpse of whats coming next, though i'm worried. keep them coming..
Sonja Helies
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sci fi

A genre that I have not read very much, but after reading Skythane I received an ARC of Lander and now I'm hooked. Beautiful written a very enjoyable and loved addition to my library
Kethric Wilcox
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A stunning sequel

Awesome, I am thrilled by this story. Picking up where the events in Skythane left off we get to see more of the amazing world and characters as they struggle against the evil OberCorps. Slip into your wings and soar into an amazing adventure.
tammy rufo
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
what the hell. this series just keeps getting better and better. i still love xander and jameson, but alix can go f@#$ himself. lol some action, chaos and angst...just the right amount. again, i'm glad i found this author. def would recommend.
Bran Zesti
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Their it again,their story... Will u out know I'm not going to tell. You have to read the book. It's good read it.
Gema Cela rodríguez
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm really likeing the portrayal of this world, besides I felt the connection with the characters more fully that with "Skythane" and got more into the story. Though I'm not yet giving it 5 stars, I think the series is good and it's getting better so I'm looking forward to the next part.
Daniel Mitton
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
(Originally reviewed for Love Bytes Reviews.)

Here we are back with the next installment in J. Scott Coatsworth’s Oberon Cycle series. When the story begins, we pick up quite seamlessly from the end of book one, Skythane, and in my opinion, you can’t read this one without reading the first book first. The character development, story background, etc., are all crucial to this current book.

The sundered planet has been reunified. Oberon and Titania are one, but at what cost? There are earthquakes, a
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