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Empire (Chronicles of the Invaders Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

John Connolly , Jennifer Ridyard
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

EMPIRE is the follow-up to CONQUEST in the epic Chronicles of the Invaders trilogy by John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard. As captivating as Pittacus Lore's I AM NUMBER FOUR; as vividly realised as Veronica Roth's DIVERGENT.

She is the trophy of a civilization at war with itself.

He is its rebel captive.

Separated by millions of light years, they will fight to be united.

And they will risk everything to make their world - all worlds - right again.

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    Book Description

    The second novel in bestselling author John Connolly's epic YA Sci-Fi trilogy of violence, power and love. For fans of Rick Yancey and Pittacus Lore.

    About the Author

    John Connolly was born in Dublin. He is the bestselling author of eighteen books, including the Charlie Parker series and THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS, and an editor of the prizewinning non-fiction anthology BOOKS TO DIE FOR. CONQUEST is his twentieth published book. Jennifer Ridyard was born in England and grew up in South Africa, where she worked as a journalist for many years. John and Jennifer live in Dublin.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 3058 KB
    • Print Length: 450 pages
    • Publisher: Headline (1 Jan. 2015)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00IF7M756
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #44,418 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable! Even better than the first. 14 Jan. 2015
    By Kate TOP 500 REVIEWER
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Time has passed since the end of Conquest, the first in the excellent YA SF trilogy Chronicles of the Invaders. Events have had consequences. What that means is that you must tread no further if you've not read Conquest - spoilers for that books would be extremely difficult to avoid in a review of its sequel. And do please read Conquest. To do so means you have such a treat in store - Empire is flipping marvellous!

    Earth is now left behind and our pair of starcrossed lovers, one a human and the other a member of the alien race (the Illyri) that subjugated Earth, are light years apart. Syl is now in the Marque with the all powerful, sinister Sisterhood while Paul, like many other human rebels, is fighting as a conscripted soldier in the Illyri starfleet. But nothing is straightforward. While Syl struggles to maintain her identity and individuality among the mysterious and secretive sisters, existing in what is little better than a prison, Paul has come into his own, becoming almost equal to the Illyri in his combat team, proving his worth and valour time and time again, just like his brother, a gifted pilot.

    For much of the novel we move between these two stories, knowing that each is thinking of the other, and waiting until the movement of the book brings the two together as it inevitably must. The time we spend with Paul is action-packed and high adventure - they investigate the disappearance of the colonists on a planet of sand. What they discover is truly terrifying and lethal but that is almost as nothing compared to the danger they are placed in by the conspiracies and threats that they unearth as they move through light years of wormholes.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Better and Better... 5 Jan. 2015
    By Liz Wilkins TOP 500 REVIEWER
    I was a huge fan of book 1 in this series – Conquest – so to say I was excited to read Empire would be putting it mildly. The great news is that Empire is brilliant – taking the initial imaginative concept and expanding and even improving on it as things move forward for Paul, Syl et al, this was a magnificent read, utterly compelling, beautifully written with some visionary world building and totally cool characters.

    Syl and Ani are with the sisterhood, Syl determined to find out Syrene’s secrets whilst Ani begins to find herself feeling at home. Paul and Stephen are off on enforced service within the Illyri military – separated by distance but working towards the same goal, all of them will make frightening and horrific discoveries about the conspiracy at the heart of the Illyri empire.

    This is a series aimed at Young Adults – it is intelligent, superbly done and could equally have been written for adults – in that sense it defies a genre tag or a “target audience”. Realistically speaking, anyone who enjoys fantasy, science fiction, adventure or almost anything reading wise for that matter, could get a lot out of this. There are some thrills and spills, mystery elements, a gorgeously drawn romance, extravagant and ingenious worlds to explore and bang at the heart of it simply a darn good yarn.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Better than the first book! 3 Jan. 2015
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Syl has been made to live in the Marque with the rest of the Sisters, but nothing is as it seems, something is going on, and when a Sister disappears and a hand looking surprisingly like hers is found in a creature, she starts to investigate in earnest, but what she finds is shocking. Not to mention the fact that the Sisters are being trained to hurt rather than to help, and Ani is pulling away from her.

    Paul has risen to a high position of command thanks to his exile, when he and his crew rescue an important Illyri, they are not only thrust in to danger, but they're on the path to discovering another secret about the Empire, and when it's dealt with, there's no going back. Syl and Paul are once again brought together, and they can't forget what they've learned.

    Join Syl and Paul as they continue their fight against the strange creatures destroying the Illyri.

    Sooooo, I loved this book, and it surpassed the first book in my opinion, as you can see from my rating! I was drawn in from the beginning, I loved the pages at the beginning that where taken from the Chronicles, and detailed what had happened before, sort of like a "previously on..." thing, but then there's one line at the end that makes you so excited to read on, and you know somethings going to happen! I also loved the "property of the Marque library" stamp, and the other touches that made it look like it was from this ancient, separate book! There was always something going on, if it wasn't action, it was something that was adding intrigue, as I tried to work out what was going on, what Syl was going to discover and so on. I couldn't put this installment down, and I never found my attention wandering or being bored.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun and a solid series
    The new novel in the Chronicles of the Invaders series and whilst I loved the original I’m always a little apprehensive of the second outing purely for the fact that with most... Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Very good read finised in 3 days, can't wait for the final part.
    Published 1 month ago by P. Gill
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    excellent can't wait to read the next book.
    Published 2 months ago by Tricia Furr
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Published 3 months ago by Ms. Marion L. Mullen
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    A good sequel to the first book
    Published 3 months ago by Mike jordan
    5.0 out of 5 stars Cannot wait for the third book in this series Love John Connolly
    Cannot wait for the third book in this series Love John Connolly, although very different from his Charlie Parker novels.
    Published 3 months ago by Jenny
    4.0 out of 5 stars and nicely set up for the 3rd(last
    Slow starter, thought I'd miss the Edinburgh setting of the1st book, but builds well and the last few chapters race along, leading to an ending, of one book, and nicely set up for... Read more
    Published 3 months ago by gordon
    5.0 out of 5 stars So good!
    What can I say? this series is superb...when is the next one out? I can't wait! The first Conquest book was good, this was even better. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by Gayle Davey
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
    Can't wait for the next book
    Shame it's not an on going series but 3 will have to do. For now
    Published 4 months ago by C. Vink
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