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Kevin J. Anderson
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4 July 2005
The titanic war between the elemental alien hydrogues and faeros continues to sweep across the Spiral Arm, extinguishing suns and destroying planets. Chairman Wenceslas and King Peter must now unify the human race with iron-fisted policies in a final bid to stand together -- or face total annihilation. But disparate civilizations are forging new alliances that threaten the old order. The Roamer and Theron clans will not yield their independence, and the new Mage-Imperator Jora'h now faces a threat that no other Ildiran leader has ever seen -- a civil war that could break apart the entire Empire.

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; New edition edition (4 July 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743430670
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743430678
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 200,483 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kevin J. Anderson has over 20 million books in print in 30 languages worldwide. He is the author of, among others, the X-FILES novels, GROUND ZERO and the JEDI ACADEMY trilogy of STAR WARS novels - the three bestselling SF novels of 1994. He has also co-written the international bestselling prequels to Frank Herbert's monumental DUNE series. He has won, or been nominated for, many awards including the Nebula Award and the Bram Stoker Award. Visit his website www.wordfire.com

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A Forest of Stars is book two of Kevin J Anderson's widescreen space opera "The Saga of Seven Suns", which began with Hidden Empire. The story so far is given in some detail for new readers. Briefly, unwise human tampering has roused the wrath of the near-invincible alien "hydrogues" who live within gas-giant planets, to the delight of the more humanlike Ildiran Empire who would love to see those bumptious Terrans taken down a peg. But soon the hydrogue clampdown on mining starship fuel from those gas giants threatens to bring ruin to the whole galactic economy, not just to humanity's corporate "Hanseatic League" and its breakaway factions.

Now it emerges that the hydrogue problem is a very old one, and that humans and Ildirans are minor players--"like field mice on a giant battleground"--in an ancient war of elementals. The awakened hydrogues (Air) are determined to finish the job of wiping out the helpless-seeming forest group-mind (Earth) already introduced in book one, and in this volume the representatives of Fire and Water begin to stir...

The slam-bang action follows many characters in many story strands. Independent human Roamers, mining fuel at frightful risk, come into conflict with the desperate League, which also feels forced into brutal oppression of its own colonies. A cruel, illicit Ildiran/human breeding experiment continues in secret. Sinister robots created by a vanished race plot their own enormities, while a matter-transmitter network built by that same race could be the answer to the fuel shortage. Dirty politics and unwilling marriages of convenience abound. Space fleets face impossible odds, whole planets are wrecked, and even suns are now at risk of oblivion.

It's all rip-roaring interstellar adventure with megadeaths aplenty, lashings of pyrotechnics, the occasional touch of romance and doom-laden forebodings of worse to come. Stay tuned for more of "The Saga of Seven Suns". --David Langford --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Kevin J. Anderson has over 20 million books in print in 30 languages worldwide. He is the author of, among others, the X-FILES novels GROUND ZERO and the JEDI ACADEMY trilogy of STAR WARS novels - the three bestselling SF novels of 1994. He has also co-written the international bestselling prequels to Frank Herbert's monumental DUNE series. He has won, or been nominated for, many awards including the Nebula Award and the Bram Stoker Award. Visit his website www.wordfire.com

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An epic among the Stars 24 July 2005
Format:Paperback
Anderson's third installment in this amazing opera again makes for addictive reading. At first, one may think this series to be B rate at best. Aliens seemingly made from the elements themselves battling across the universe destroying entire planets and stars. But instantly upon opening the cover it becomes clear that this is anything but. With every single character having a story to tell and all the room needed in which to tell it, each book is several stories rolling together on a journey. With aliances forming between the roamers and Therons, the Ildiran empire in uphevel, the Hansa doing what a corporation does best, expanding, King Peter moving on the sly and the Wentals being their mysterious and cryptic selves, Anderson still finds the time leave the final page as a hugely unexpected twist from the world forest Verdani. This adventure gets better with every book. Indeed with every page.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Science Fiction in the style of LOST 13 Nov 2008
Format:Paperback
I picked up both of the previous books to this one in a charity shop and, having run though them at a fair pace, stumped up and bought the third.

This is, I imagine the idea that most people have when reading this series - they are buying them to try and glean some form of conclusion from the many many storylines on parade here. Unfortunately, this doesn't really happen. Like the TV series LOST, the advances in individual characters' plots are so very minor and the chapters are so short that the moment anything interesting happens in one storyline, you are whisked away to another more boring one, then another, then another etc...

This is a reasonable technique to build tension, but it becomes irritating as it is over-employed. Having read some fantastic Sci-Fi like the Foundation series, which are under 200 pages each and cover thousands of years of history, these overlong and somewhat unoriginal novels create more frustration than pleasure while reading.

Overall though, this book is a great page turner and very easy to read. However, the whole series smacks of having a pre-set quota of 7 books and just too few original ideas to fill them; like butter spread over too much bread. Instead of each book having a beginning, a middle and an end it appears that book 1 is the beginning and book 7 is the end, with all the others being the middle and hence requiring no real structure or even an exciting conclusion.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the suns are shining... 21 Oct 2004
By Legion
Format:Paperback
Ok, firstly this is a very good book and I would highly recommend it to anyone who has got the first two (hidden empire & forest of stars). One small quibble I have is that some of the characters are just not interesting enough to care about (Orli Covitz or Admiral Stromo anyone) and the start of the book was a bit slower than I would have hoped for. However putting those minor irritations aside the rest of the book is superb, especially in the latter stages and of course the ending which leaves you with so many more questions and craving for the next book (why do we have to wait do long?!). And just to update other reviews the title of the next book is not 'an ocean of worlds', it is titled 'scattered suns' & the fifth instalment is entitled 'of fire and night'. Just check Anderson's website.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars love it and hate it 25 July 2012
By Emioly
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This series of books drives me mad, I hate the writing style, the characters are all predictable, everything is a stereotype. The good guys are all handsome and dashing, the rich kids are spoilt and inconsiderate, the sinister robots are plotting sinister things, you get the picture. There is no empathy with the characters, no need to try and judge a persons mindset by their actions, as after every action "he thought...." pops up. Also, robots don't have feelings, if you are going to quote Asimov style robot rules of morals then make them be robots, working with actions following pure logic, not C3PO style worrying types.

arghhhhhh.... even writing about it annoys me

However, the saving grace of them is that the plot is awesome, so despite the fact I find myself ranting about the flaws in the writing everytime I read one,I keep reading them to see what happens.

so, 3 out of 5, the sci fi literature equivalent of pringles, you know there's nicer better food out there, but once you open a tube you just can't help but scoff the lot.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not the best so far 9 Aug 2004
Format:Paperback
I anticipated Horizon Storms since i finished reading Forest of Stars. But having read it, I feel that it was a bit of a let down.
The characters are still finely wirtten and consistent with the other books, and, thankfully, they do not beocme bland and repeatative.
Overall, the book is fine. The characters are great, the concepts brilliant, but the plot twists are not as plentiful as in the other books although they are slightly unpredictable.
The plot also moves too slowly for my tastes. Also, unlike the other books, which i far prefer, the individual plot threads move along at a fast pace, but here they are seemingly at a standstill.
I think the plot of this book is too focused on moving along the plot as a whole as oppose to moving each part along and weaving them together.
This book is still a good book, don't get me wrong, but i don't think it messures up to the other books in the series, particularly Forest of Stars. That book ends with the promise of more of the same level of writing; a promise which, sadly, i feel is broken.
This book is still a good read, but again i look forward to the next book in the series (Ocean of Worlds). Unlike last time however, i hope i'm not as dissapointed
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3.0 out of 5 stars I like the scope and ideas but some of the style ...
I like the scope and ideas but some of the style seems a bit forced. Interesting ideas and story arc.
Published 2 months ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Kevin J. Anderson is an exceptional author. He really gives in depth coverage of each character whilst carrying the story forward. Read more
Published 4 months ago by H. Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic space opera!
The plot is vast, intricate and emotionally charged and filled with distinct characters that you can really connect with, the writer creates brilliant twists that allow the plot of... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Ryan Murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars good story line
good story, a little far fetched in some places but this is SF so that is fine really. Have bought the series to book three. Read more
Published 12 months ago by iainm2
4.0 out of 5 stars Horizon Storms
Horizon Storms by Kevin J Anderson
A good story, well told and full of action. A bit scary at times but well worth a read.
Published 13 months ago by James 42
5.0 out of 5 stars simply amazing story
Kevin J Anderson is a great writer This series of 7 books made me read in a speed i did not know am capable of. If you are into space opera i highly recommend this series.
Published 17 months ago by Oscar
5.0 out of 5 stars I couldnt put it down
I hadn't read a book for years until I started on this series. I finished up buying the whole series.
Published 17 months ago by Patrick S. Cantwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Great book. Fast shipping and a joy to read. I recommend it highly and hope you enjoy reading it as much as me
Published 18 months ago by A. Chatterjee
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Published 19 months ago by Photographer and book/music lover
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent SF
The "Saga of Seven Suns", of which this is volume three, is, in my opinion, one of the best SF series of novels ever written - on a par with Asimov's Foundation series - being... Read more
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