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Wild Sun

(Wild Sun #1)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  54 ratings  ·  32 reviews
Once a paradise, the primitive forest planet of Corvos has been conquered and enslaved by an interstellar empire. But not quite all of its native peoples have given up hope of freedom. In the depths of Mine Three, a fierce young slave named Cerrin prays every day to the god of battle for a chance—any chance—to strike her enemies. But the soldiers in their armored combat sh ...more
Paperback, 322 pages
Published May 1st 2019 by Uproar Books
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Mel (Epic Reading)
Feb 22, 2019 marked it as to-read
Brand new fantasy/science fiction only publisher. This is their first book to be published. Of course I wanna be on board!
eARC received. Reading and review to come.
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wild Sun is a tragic yet hopeful story. People are enslaved to mine a valuable mineral. It's a horrible way to live, but escape is impossible. But, the human spirit rises up in a few who decide they will be free or die. This is a story about fighting against authority because it's the right thing to do. Is triumph in store or disaster? It's a jumble of emotions from enthralled to angry to despair and hope. The story will pull you in and keep you reading until the end. It's a good read. Thanks to ...more
Dora Okeyo
Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
An interesting, fast paced read that I promise you will immerse you in a world where hope lies in the fighting spirit of a select few...if not a young girl who knows the value of her life and refuses to be tamed.
Thanks Netgalley for the eARC.
Taylor Lauren
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wild Sun is a beautifully written science fiction novel. A tragedy of sorts, it tells the story of three characters coping with the horrors of enslavement. The character arcs are deeply compelling - testing the capacity of hope and courage despite all offenses to humanity. The authors did an excellent job of capturing the emotional complexity of grief, loss, longing. I was easily pulled into the lives of Cerrin, Sonus and Vellerick.

While reading, I wished for greater description of the setting.
C. Gold
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a review.

I didn’t want to put this book down. From the premise that had me clicking the link to get a free copy to the short description, I was already anticipating a good tale. I wasn’t disappointed.

This story follows three different people as they each struggle to deal with enslavement – two from the slave side and one from the conqueror side.

Cerrin is a fighter at heart and sees the acceptance of slavery by her people as weakn
Helen Wawrejko
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A gritty well written tale of a planet that has an invaluable mineral to a race that has enslaved the native people to work the mines. Cerrin, the heroine, lives only to escape. Sonus was an engineer before he was captured. Heart wrenching events lead one to fight the good fight, and one to chance everything for freedom. This was beyond a good read. While the premise was "space" oriented, this is a character driven story. Drawn into the story, I worked the mines with Cerrin. I felt Sonus' wrath ...more
Cece Barnes
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
WIld sun follows three very different characters as they navigate the aftermath of the colonisation of the planet Corvos. Each character offers a different perspective- two are natives of Corvos and the other is one of the conquerors- the Vitaari. I really enjoyed the contrasting narratives, even the two natives come from very different backgrounds and offer varied insights. In particular it was very interesting to get inside the head of one of the colonisers. This adds a lot of depth to the plo ...more
Oct 26, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

This really was hard work to finish being far too slow and repetitive.
In fact the story did not really come to life until the final quarter.
Maybe if it had been half the length it would have been worth my time.
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A captivating story. Well written and delivered. It held my interest from the first paragraph to the final word.
David Baird
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wild Sun is an epic tale around slavery/domination and the fight for freedom.

The tale focuses around a few chracters, one being Cerrin. She's forced into servitude but yerns for freedom and will risk it all to get it.

Sonus is another of the unfortunates forced to serve the Vitaari, he's smart..super smart. When his life is turned upside down it's time to step-up and get revenge.

While these two have never met their paths are going to collide.

The Vitaari are a race who want only to dominate..they
Nerd Girl Vixen
Dec 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
A wonderful adventure read!

The story is creative and highly imaginative. The authors did some great world building. Old world meets advanced technology. The pacing is slow at first, then it builds up to some action and suspense! I found most of the characters in this story interesting. They are all dealing with the invasion the best they can…until they decide enough is enough. Throughout different points in the book, I felt anger towards the invaders. The treatment and actions had me seething.
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Can't wait to see what's next ...more
Kaffeeklatsch and Books
I guess you could say that Wild Sun can be compared to Red Rising to some extent. Mining tribes, rebellion and a "superior" force trying to exploit the tribes.

The premise sounded intriguing, but I had issues with the pacing (over half the book felt very slow), I missed descriptions and background of the different races/tribes, I couldn't form any connections with the main characters like Cerrin or Sonus and there were just too many names introduced that had me very confused.

A good book for me
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A dark yet compelling tale that had me holding out for the light of the Wild Sun...

I rate Wild Sun by Ehsan and Shakil Ahmad 5 out of 5 stars. The story follows 3 characters on opposite sides of an invasion that has left the inhabitants of the planet Corvos enslaved to an advanced race of silver-skinned aliens who call themselves the Vitaari. When the beautiful, brave Cerrin gets noticed by one of their high ranking nobles, her chances of finally escaping this time seem slim. But clever, careful
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley for the eARC in exchange for an honest review.

Wild Sun is set in a planet called Corvos whose people have been invaded and enslaved by another people, the Vitaari. The Corvos people are made to work in mines for mineral resources. If you think of oil as an equivalent in our real world, this makes this story feel very important and current despite the obvious Sci-Fi twist.

While Cerrin and Sonus are the two characters we follow through the rebellion, we also follow Vellerik
Feb 19, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the debut novel by the Ahmad brothers, but it reads like they have been writing forever! The book draws the reader into this new and uncertain world while giving them a mix of old school and technology of the future. The reader is on the edge of their seat trying to figure out what is going to happen next while zooming through the pages trying to predict where this book is going to take them. This is one of those books that you want to frantically turn the pages of to see what happens ne ...more
Cianna Sunshine & Mountains Book Reviews
What a unique book. I luckily got this book sent to me by the publisher to check out, but I really enjoyed it. The story starts with a sad but realistic almost premise, many people are enslaved and having to work in a mine. It's not a great life, but they don't really have many choices. Throughout the story, you really feel for Cerrin, and then we get insight into Sonus and Vellerick as well. They are very well-rounded characters and we kinda get to see things through their eyes throughout the b ...more
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book and what a roller-coaster ride it was!
Be prepared to discover the planet Corvos and three amazing characters. Cerrin a slave who works in mine fourteen and has a great knowledge of the flora and fauna of her planet. She is hands down my favorite character ever! A true wild spirit. Then there’s Sonus, a kind and intelligent man who really cares about his friends. Last but not least, captain Vellerik is trying to pass his last days unnoticed, but he get’s caught up in the
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is not my typical genre by any means, but I do recommend it to anyone looking to read something out of their normal pattern. I find myself anticipating the next book in the series. The switching between points of view annoyed me at first because I had already formed a connection with Cerrin, but in a strange way it also kept me reading in anticipation for the merger of these unique characters. Each one drew me in and kept me curious. Even though I wanted to play the “I like this character b ...more
May 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
I enjoyed the world, especially the hints at the larger empire of the Vitarii and the differences between the tribes of Corvos. The story bounced around between points of view mid-chapter, which made it difficult to follow the story, especially in the earlier chapters.

I might recommend this book to someone looking for this exact kind of story or a new sci-fi series to bite into.
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The authors did an amazing job with character development and plot setup. This is my first book in the Sci-fi & fantasy category and I was pretty surprised to find myself attached to the various characters and their individual journey through out the story. It is very well written with lots of details for the imagination. I definitely recommend The Wild Sun!!
Shelly Campbell
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent, gripping read!

Wild Sun was a gripping, perfectly paced read. Well-timed point of view changes kept it refreshing and interesting. Characters were believable and relatable. This one’s a page turner for sure. Enjoyed.
Matthew Shelton
Wish I could read book number two right now!

Fantastic! If the sequel was ready I would have started reading it immediately. Both the world building and the character building of this novel are excellent. You are totally pulled into the story!
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book by first time authors. I can't recommend it enough. ...more
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An Excellent Read

A well written story with intriguing characters. A flawed heroine and some likable bad guys kept me guessing to the end.
Diane Hassler
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sci-fi adventure

I could not put it down. Finished it in a day. Can’t wait for the next one to come out. A great other world story. Any one who enjoys sci-fi will like this.
Debra H. Wruble
Mar 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Well written story about a mining planet with enslaved miners and sadistic overlords. Several of the enslaved miners plan an overthrow and escape.Great read
Nicki Olver
Mar 21, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While a good read, the inappropriate use of dashes tended to knock me back to real life. Not sure why -ed and-ing was used so often, but I hope it's fixed for book 2. ...more
Apr 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
Great pace and good story line - I found the book to be a good distraction while recovering from an injury.
Oliver Clarke
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Review first posted on - copy provided by the publisher for review consideration
‘Wild Sun’ is a thrilling, science fiction adventure that manages to blend a vintage, golden age feel with an enjoyably modern take on tyranny.
It’s the story of a relatively primitive planet, invaded and ruled by a vicious species who have enslaved the population and are stripping the world of its mineral resources. It features twin protagonists, allowing the authors to flip between two storylines
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