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The Phoenix Crisis (The Phoenix Conspiracy Series Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Richard Sanders
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A storm is brewing. Eager war fleets patrol the edges of human space, waiting.

The leaders of the Phoenix Conspiracy are poised to usher in The Hour of Ascension. And it is up to Calvin to expose the conspiracy before the Empire collapses in a firestorm of civil war.

Deadly isotome weapons remain at large, forces across every border are arming for war, and now even the monarchy itself is threatened by the chaos. From the blood-soaked soil of Renora, where the very strength of the Empire is tested, to the political maneuverings of the Imperial Assembly, the stability that once safeguarded human-kind is now merely a memory.

Meanwhile the deadliest assassin in the galaxy lurks in the shadows, ready to change the course of history—if his god wills it. And Shen's life hangs by a thread.

The Organization, the Akiras, CERKO, the Advent, the Phoenix Ring... it all comes down to this moment. And the question on everyone's mind is, can the Empire survive? Or will it be lost to the tempest.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 636 KB
  • Print Length: 366 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ASKIW66
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (201 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #24,405 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Richard is 26 years old and has been writing stories for most of his life. He is currently a law student with a B.S. in Economics from the University of Utah. He loves to ski and his favorite sports teams include: the Jazz, the 49ers, and the Mets. He cites Orson Scott Card and JK Rowling as his primary stylistic influences. Books available include: The Phoenix Conspiracy, The Phoenix Rising, The Phoenix Crisis, The Phoenix War, Secrets of Silverwind, and Betraying Nexus.

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic still there 2 Jan. 2013
By Paulus
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Another excellent book in the series and well worth five stars. However, this set of books is really a serial rather than a series, so two words of warning. Firstly, you must read them in the correct order for it all to make sense. Secondly, the third book seems almost as if it is going to reach a conclusion when everything turns on its head and, at the end, the story is as far from finishing as ever; so we have no idea as to how many more books we will have to buy at just under £5 a pop. Personally I will persevere with the next one but I can feel myself getting bored with the continuous going around in circles - it's the same reason I never watch soaps on TV. Having said all that I have to say the style of writing is excellent and the Kindle presentation is also very good, though there were the seemingly inevitable typos.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Why? 20 Mar. 2013
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Still well written but lacks the pace of books one and two. Very little to encourage reading book four when it appears. Probably the book to draw the threads together; any more and I will definitely lose interest. Characters seem to lack soul in this one and behave contrary to their previous forms. As the teachers used to say, must try harder.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good read, difficult to put down 30 Dec. 2012
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I had been awaiting this book since reading the second title earlier this year and couldn't wait to get started on it. It didn't disappoint, very hard to put down as there is always something drawing you back to read that little bit more.

Well worth reading the entire series so far.
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This is the third book in The Phoenix Conspiracy series. I am hooked on it because of the strong blend of science-fiction/mystery and the straight-forward writing style.

Captain Calvin Cross of the renegade stealth ship, the Nighthawk, is torn between choosing a meeting with Raidan of the obscure Organisation or Princess Kalila, and he can only choose one of them because the rendezvous for each meeting is too far apart. Both profess to have vital information that needs to be divulged to Calvin personally.

The Phoenix Crisis ventures outside of the comfort zone of the Nighthawk and successfully manages to keep the plot structure consistent. I initially wasn’t very interested in the new characters: Zane, Blackmoth, or the other characters of the Phoenix Ring. However, their parts in the overall story grew in significance and did recapture my imagination. And although I think Captain Nimoux’s deductions are a bit too coincidental, I do like the idea of a renowned intelligence operative and wanted him in more after his last scene. Despite these minor flaws, I was enthralled to see a reopening of thrilling action scenes and complex sub-investigations that relate to ships in the previous stories. The final four or five chapters are nothing short of sensational, and are very well written. The darker element in this series continues to return, which I also like.

Overall, this third book is a tremendous continuation of the series, and rounds up the factions and plots very clearly. The mystery, action, realistic characters, and excitement make this series a must for science-fiction space-opera fans. I will be reading The Phoenix War!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the first two 23 Jan. 2013
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I've enjoyed the first couple of books in this new series, I found them to be real page turners. This third (and keep in mind you need to read them in order) picks up where the second leaves off and is a good read, it just didn't draw me in as much as the first two.

Without wanting to spoil the story, I like that the author has mixed things up and introduced new settings to keep the series fresh, with less focus on the space side of things. I was less keen on what felt like an increased amount of internal monologues, however this might be due to having recently read an excessive amount of them in the disappointing Safehold series by David Webber. Rest assured the writing style is still excellent and easy to read.

If you enjoyed the first couple this is worth a read, be warned though that this feels like part one of a much longer book, the ending is so open I'd like the next book right now!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 7 out of 10! 26 Dec. 2012
By Kodiak
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This was a better than average read, read it all in one sitting which is always a good thing. Not as filled with the usual intrigue or mystery as the first two, but it did expand a bit more on the whole political side of things (ie, the droll stuff)

A good series all in all, and if you've read the first two, you're going to read this anyway. It didn't capture me as much as the previous books, but that could just be because I read it at Xmas!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 12 July 2014
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always something happening job to put it down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Read 3 Jun. 2014
By Dale
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Takes the thrills from the first book and carries them forward, a gripping read that transports you to another time
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