Hidden Empire

Hidden Empire

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One of three known intelligent races in the star-traveling distant future, the human race wonders at the disappearance of the Klikiss race and examines its home planet technologies, one of which is a device that awakens a warlike fourth race.

Blackwell North Amer
Having colonized the worlds of the spiral arm, the three branches of humanity - the Earth-based Terran Hanseatic League, the telepathic Green Priests of Theroc, and the fiercely rebellious, starship-dwelling Roamers - consider themselves lords of creation. After all, humans share the galaxy with only two alien species, one harmless and one extinct. The benign Ildirans are an ancient, senescent civilization, while the Klikiss vanished ages before, leaving behind vast ruins filled with technological wonders but no clues to their mysterious disappearance.
So humans, ambitious for new territory, see the galaxy as theirs for the taking. And when two xeno-archaeologists discover a Klikiss device that can convert gas giant planets into new, life-giving suns, the humans promptly put their new technology to the test. The result is hideous beyond imagination...
For the supposedly uninhabitable gas giants are the homeworlds of another alien species - the hydrogues. Infinitely more advanced than the Ildirans, supremely more powerful than the Klikiss, and now the victims of accidental genocide, the hydrogues don't seek explanations, apologies, or reparations. Instead, armadas of invincible, city-sized warships emerge from their gaseous worlds with a single purpose: to annihilate every last human - whether Earth-based, Theron, or Roamer.
Suddenly, humans need allies, but the Klikiss can't help them and the Ildirans won't. In their pride, the upstart worlds of man have misunderstood the brutal realities of the galaxy...and now face their own impending doom.

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One of three known intelligent races in the star-traveling distant future, the human race wonders at the disappearance of the Klikiss race and examines its home planet technologies, one of which is a device that enables the creation of habitable solar systems and awakens a warlike fourth race. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Warner Books, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780446528627
0446528625
Branch Call Number: SF Anderson, K 100.1 2002
Characteristics: 453 pages ; 24 cm

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JCLAndrewE May 30, 2018

Few authors I've encountered have as much skill for Universe Building as Kevin, and "The Saga of the Seven Suns" series is an amazing example of how to make a compelling Space Opera. Its character-centric writing, and very real peril makes for a fantastic read. Also, at 7 books (plus a sequel trilogy) in the series, this is a perfect fit for those that like more meat to their stories than one-offs can offer.

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nyseday
Jan 01, 2014

Brilliant storytelling. Rich universe. And just like in Game of Thrones, each chapter character delivers broader vision and something unique that we would not get from just few assigned or created players.

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tavkaa
Jun 25, 2013

I had to do an Excel spreadsheet to keep up with all the characters in this book. Some of the characters just ended without tying them to why they were even mentioned. I ended up jumping through the book to continue the characters saga and then making notes to keep up with their stories. It was exhausting but I made it though.

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adam1999
Sep 08, 2011

Although this book has some interesting ideas, I found the overall writing and characters rather bland and not up to the book's aspirations as a grand space opera.

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GalaxieBlast Jul 12, 2011

One of my favorite science fiction books and authors.

An amazing and absorbing novel that will keep you up several hours past your bedtime; the characters are incredibly believable, and surprisingly, so is the whole outer space plot.

It doesn't come off as too oddball or strange, even though at times it is. You end up believing this story wholeheartedly.

This is, for those of you that don't know or are just starting out this series, book 1 of 7 in the Saga of Seven Suns. Enjoy!

I give this a 10/10.

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