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Exodus of the Phoenix

(Exodus #1)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  225 ratings  ·  20 reviews
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Published April 20th 2021 (first published July 9th 2010)
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Mar 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
This was a first reads that I won. Overall I really enjoyed the book as it was a very engaging read. I honestly didn't want to stop reading it. The story line I felt was a little predictable at times but it worked well with the book, which I think helped to make the book even better. It takes a great writer to pull off something that is similarly done so often. And by similar I mean humans and deep space travel encountering aliens. The only thing that I didn't like about the book was the grammat ...more
Feb 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun book with a nice group of characters.
Lara Brock
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Started with a sample of this book series. Got my interest immediately. Read the book and had to get book two. Started right away....let you know later...
Marina (marinainw0nderland)
Thank you to books forward for sending me this for review!

When I had received the e-mail, the subject line intrigued me to check this book out. The subject line said "Features interstellar drag queen". I immediately was like "yes, I am intrigued."

However, as I read the book the whole time I was waiting for aliens and a drag queen. Due to this being the first book in the series there was no drag queen to my disappointment. At the end of the book I had to read the books forward e-mail again and
Arganise Campbell-Nash
Apr 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021-books
"Exodus Of The Phoenix" is out of this world. This first book was a great introductory to this ongoing series. The story takes place in New York in 2142, 68 years after a TERRA spacecraft explosion. This ship was used to explore the earth's atmosphere and horizons. The mission was almost a success until a space enemy known as The Screen destroyed the ship. Since this tragic event, TERRA has built a school to train young cadets to later join the fleet. At this point of the story, I was introduced ...more
Shanna (nighttimefables)

Exodus of the Phoenix is a sci-fi book set a couple hundred years in the future.
It centers mainly around two cadets, Julie and John, who end up partaking on a mission into space to fight against the alien race that is oppressing them, as well as explore the galaxy.

Some of the issues that I had with this book that prevented me from rating it higher, was that it tended to jump from person to person. Sometimes it made it obvious when the point of view would change, and other times it would ch
Celia McMahon
Apr 26, 2021 rated it liked it
Thank you Books Forward the arc and a chance to review this book.

EXODUS OF THE PHOENIX takes place over 100 years in the future and focuses on two soldiers who help the war effort eliminating an alien race. I loved the premise of this book A LOT, and I enjoyed the pacing and the writing.

But part of the reason for my low rating is that I did not feel connected to the characters. They were there, and they were doing things, but I did not root for them as much as I wanted to. The flatness of the c
Apr 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
I received this book for free from goodreads. The setting is a future version of earth, changed by nuclear war, but with parts of earth still habitable, along with settlements on the moon and Mars. Every attempt to move past Mars' orbit have resulted in immediate destruction of those ships by an unknown and uncommunicative alien race. After many failures, a law is passed making space travel past Mars illegal.
An experimental spaceship has been built, one only a few members of the military are awa
Jennifer (Yoda) Bishop
First I want to thank Books Forward Friends for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review!

This story is definitely a very interesting story, I haven't read any like it before. The author did a really good job at explaining everything where I could picture it. However, I felt like I didn't connect with the characters as much as I would have liked.

Don't get me wrong, he gave a good background to each character, but there just wasn't a good connection with who they are for me personally.
William Bentrim
May 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
Exodus of the Phoenix by Robert Stadnik
Earth has been confined to our solar system. An alien force has destroyed any ship trying to explore even our outer planets. Two mismatched cadets at the Terra Academy discover talent doesn’t always mean success. A rogue Admiral sees a different future for mankind. These diverse components combine for a tasty story.
Apparently, it is lunchtime as my metaphors are becoming food-centric. The author provides an entertaining conflict between John and Julie. Fir
Apr 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Sometimes you pick up a sci-fi book that’s so space-y the story gets lost behind the technical details. But that was not the case here. This book focused on the human interaction first, with space as a backdrop for everyone’s motivations. I rather enjoyed this one.
Mar 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways
I won this book through a goodreads giveaway! Just when you think you've read every post-apocalyptic far future humanity book, this story came and surprised me in all new and fun ways. I really like the characters and thier development. My only complaint is that I felt the book finally got started on the last page! I'll definitely be finding the next book and following the series. ...more
Sarah Anderson-Pagal
Thank you to Books Forward for the gifted copy.

I really enjoyed this book. It did take a few chapters to get going, but once it did, it read very quickly.

It is a great sci-fi space story. I look the rest of the series!
Jul 27, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ho boy. I couldn't decide whether to give this book 1 or 2 stars; in the end I'd give it 1.5 for enjoying the idea of the premise.

Structurally the book suffers painfully - the Narrator drops exposition in the middle of dialog ("So you actually turned on your DAT (Data Acquisition Terminal) this semester"), and will answer questions within the narration in a way I can only describe as spontaneously fourth wall breaking ("His instincts were correct and he was about to find out what that plan was")
May 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was definitely worth reading at $.99. I just finished the entire series as currently published and thought they got better and better as they went. You can tell the author is a new writer but he should definitely continue to publish. I plan on buying the fourth when it is out and would pay $3.99 for it. Character dev is pretty good and the storyline is pretty good. Lots of potential in the universe the author has developed. It wasn't one of the best series I have read but definitely be ...more
Mar 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't sure if I would enjoy this futuristic novel. The book takes place 2142. Earth has colonies in space and anytime we try to explore beyond Pluto we are attacked and destroyed by an unknown threat called Screen. Before reading the book, I imagined a star track, geeky read. This book while exploring space and offering futuristic technologies, has a good solid story, with lots of twists to keep the reader engaged. I am looking forward to the next book in this series "A Phoenix Amongst the St ...more
Sep 20, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
A moderately enjoyable read that goes boldly where many have gone before. So-so characterization paired with average to below average writing. Dialogue frequently feels forced and unnatural. I'll give the second book in the series a chance but without marked improvement,I doubt I'll stick with it. ...more
Dedmanshootn dedmanshootn
2.5 tops as is. 3.5-4 if properly finished. i like the characters ok. the storyline is ok. the writer needs a decent line editor! word left out and misused. tenses mixed or completely ignored. kept getting dropped out of the story to figure out who was doing what or going where. too bad, i'll probably not read the sequel ...more
Apr 17, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
I normally don’t read space science fiction however this book grabbed my attention and didn’t let go. I truly enjoyed the plot, characters and every other aspect of this book, which set up the future, books in the series. I personally can’t wait to read the next installments.
Dj Apple
Apr 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant Science Fiction putting Star Trek to shame.
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Robert Stadnik is a science fiction writer, author of the Exodus series science fiction starship adventures and Exodus Universe novels.

Originally from Southern California, Robert has lived in Phoenix, Arizona for over twenty years. He's traveled extensively around the country, meeting people from all walks of life.

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Exodus (4 books)
  • Phoenix Among The Stars
  • Phoenix In Chaos (Exodus, #3)
  • Fury Of The Phoenix (Exodus #4)

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