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Resurrection [Kindle Edition]

Arwen Elys Dayton
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The Kinley built a ship capable of traveling faster than light. It carried a group of scientists to a small, distant planet—a primitive place called Earth. It’s mission was peaceful observation. But when the ship was destroyed, the Kinley crew found themselves stranded in ancient Egypt, participants in the pageant of life in the time of the Pharaohs. They buried remnants of their technology deep beneath the desert and sent a last desperate message home… Five thousand years later, the Kinley homeworld hovers on the brink of extinction. An enemy that nearly obliterated their race has risen again—now with the ability to destroy them for good. A lone Kinley soldier named Pruit is sent on a desperate mission: to follow the ancient beacon back to Earth and recover the secrets to faster than light travel. It is their last hope. Technology that once allowed them to cross vast reaches of space might allow them to outrun their enemies and find a safe world to call their own. But Pruit’s mission will be harder than she can imagine. Her quest will draw her enemies after her and will awaken ancient foes on Earth. As she gets closer to what she seeks, she will find each adversary willing to risk everything to stop her. Each hoping to steal the knowledge for themselves. The rivals will meet in modern-day Egypt and their struggle will alter the fate of worlds.


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About the Author

Arwen Elys Dayton was born on the west coast of the United States to a math professor father and a romantic mother, who named her after an elf in the Lord of the Rings. Arwen lives in in southern California with her husband and their three children.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 937 KB
  • Print Length: 443 pages
  • Publisher: 47North (24 Jan. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005J61EPA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #45,474 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Arwen Elys Dayton is the author of Resurrection, the #1 Kindle Bestseller in Science Fiction in the US and the UK.

Arwen began her career as a teenage staff writer at a foundation that produced Peabody Award-winning educational shows for PBS. Soon afterward, she began writing screenplays and novels, including Sovereign's Hold and Resurrection. She spends months doing research for her stories (including climbing into the Great Pyramid at Giza with nothing but a flashlight while developing Resurrection) and enjoys creating complete worlds inhabited by characters who charm, frustrate or inspire.

Arwen lives with her Internet mogul husband and their three children in the hills near Santa Monica, California.

She can be contacted at arwenelysdayton@gmail.com

Twitter: @arwenelysdayton

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, could do with some polish 6 Feb. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a book filled with some fantastic ideas! Some of the concepts around the technology, its use and development, are inspired. The principal character is believable and you genuinely begin to care for her. There's a scene late on where a foot chase goes bad and each element of the fight is detailed in a credibly chaotic fashion; not at all a "bang, you're dead" Hollywood fight (where the bad guys couldn't hit the broad side of a barn at 20 paces, and the good guys make every shot count) , but instead, a messy, complex business with bystanders falling and innocents suffering. That said, I get the impression this has been written by more than one person, or at least that the editor has only paid attention to selected parts of the book. There are some pretty unbelievable coincidences which detracted from the story for me. How fortuitous for the narrative, for example, that the children of wealthy industrialists just happen to come along at the right time. How unfortunate that a character's introduction to Earth requires a catastrophic (and HUGELY unlikely)collision to give it an imperative edge. When reading, I don't want to be thinking, "Hang on, why did that happen"... or "Thats handy that a completely alien technology can quickly be understood merely by playing around with it". There are rather too many "fortunate" events that drive the story onward. Some of the writing (only some) is clunky and sits apart from other parts of the book - I got a mental image of the writer getting feedback from others but only making corrections in some parts of the book. Its not a bad read, there are some (really) great ideas and some well-thought-out scenes, but the whole thing has a feel of being unpolished and a little poorly edited. I hope the author has another go and I look forward to seeing another tale from her, hopefully she will have sorted the editing and polished her craft.
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63 of 67 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ever wonder how the pyramids were built? 4 Sept. 2003
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
A great story about a struggeling race not far from Earth. They are just like us, but more advanced and were very much more so in the past. During their glory days they managed FLT and came to Earth on a scout expedition landing in Egypt some 5000 years ago. The scout ship was destroyed and the crew were stranded.
I will not tell you what they did and what happened to them because that will reveal too much of the plot. Present day their race are on the brink of being wiped out by a neighbouring race, the Luciens, and their available technology is far from what they had in their glory days. A ship with a 2-man crew in stasis is sent to Earth to try to rediscover the technology of their ancestors. Success of the mission will save their race, failure will result in their doom.
The story switches between present day and look-backs to the adventures of the scout crew
Space opera and egyptologty in a nice mix. A great read.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Enjoyable Read 8 Feb. 2012
By Keithd
Format:Kindle Edition
Not often does a book come along that I wish wouldn't end so soon. Resurrection is one of those. A thoroughly enjoyable read which flits between ancient Egypt visited by an alien race of humans on a survey mission to present day, where the same aliens return to try and find a long lost technology that will hopefully save their race from aggressors.

Some Sci Fi novels can be quite hard work to read whereas this book flows nicely. I'm hoping that there will be more books in the pipeline, even perhaps a sequel to this one. If you haven't read this book, it's really excellent value for money and you will not be disappointed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very engrossing read 7 Feb. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The story concept and character development is incredibly engrossing and well developed, and hooked me from start to finish. The reason I gave four stars instead of five, is for reasons mentioned in some of the other reviews. There were a couple of incredible coincidences, which seemed to be forced in, in order to drive the story, and I'd rather an alternative and more believable route being developed. The story has a few moments which could do for more polishing, like the chase/shoot out scene, but apart from that a very nice read.

Also, I felt like I must have missed something, and that I skimmed an important paragraph in my haste to find out what happens next. I never came to understand the meaning of the title "Resurrection".....

***SPOILER ALERT*** I mean, she mentions something to Eddie about past lives, she wonders if Nick is already a child on her home planet "thinking" about her. She tells Eddie she remembers parts of previous lives (including when she was a man at some point!?!), yet she has a 13 years old brother who has never been outside (either in this life or a previous one), and she has parents...Biological, or merely the most recent couple to raise her....This is not really explained fully and I suddenly got REALLY confused when Eddie asked her about her past lives...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Horrible But Didn't Grab Me 15 Jun. 2012
By C. Green TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
As the caption above indicates, I picked up 'Resurrection' through the Amazon Vine Programme. Whilst being a Vine member is great for many reasons one of the best is that it opens you up to trying works by authors that you haven't encountered before. Broadening your literary horizons is always a good thing.

The one downside is that sometimes you choose a book that on the surface appears promising but you find has all of the appeal of a wet weekend in Margate. This is the case with 'Resurrection', a sci-fi adventure that mixes in elements of Chariots of the Gods with bits of Stargate and some space-opera 'battle of the alien races' style stuff.

Its not that Resurrection is a horrible book. The prose is solid if unremarkable and the story progresses at a reasonable pace. Its just that, as a whole the book never grabbed me. Not only was the plot a mish-mash of regurgitated ideas that the book did nothing fresh or surprising with, but equally I was never gripped or surprised by any of the characters or the situations that they found themselves in. Just under halfway through the book's decent but not excessive length I was suffering from a definite case of the 'ho-hums' and was having to force myself to go back to it each time.

With a stack of other more enticing works waiting to be read I decided that I had better things to do with my time than struggle through the rest of Resurrection.

Of course I could be being massively unfair and the book improved exponentially in its second half. For this reason I felt it only fair to award the book a 3 star rating. After all, based on what I read it wasn't terrible and I didn't actively dislike it; I just found it to be remarkably pedestrian and uninspiring.
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2.0 out of 5 stars SiFy
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Published 13 days ago by Ron Wilkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutly facinating. raised so many questions in my mind ...
absolutly facinating .raised so many questions in my mind .
Published 1 month ago by Anthony Bawden
5.0 out of 5 stars Resurrection
Absolutely brilliant read. I found this book riveting from start to finish and cannot wait to look for something from the same author.
Published 2 months ago by Steve thomas
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I enjoyed this story.
Published 2 months ago by Robert Teed
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent read
A great read which I didn't want to end, the Egyptian storyline was excellent and well conceived maybe it's true !!
Published 3 months ago by neil tomkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars very very good
I just didn't want this book to end. I loved the characters, the very imaginative story kept me thrilled and I love the way it's so open for development. Well done!!! Read more
Published 4 months ago by richard Oates
3.0 out of 5 stars It's sort of like Erich von Daniken (Chariot of the Gods) on speed
What can I say? It's sort of like Erich von Daniken (Chariot of the Gods) on speed. An interesting idea which anchors itself to much to the "spaceman as God" myth with a... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Bob Merrilees
2.0 out of 5 stars It's alright I suppose.
Got an auto email from Amazon asking if I wanted to review the book. The book made such an impression on me I had forgotton I had read it and had to go to the Amazon site to... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Alfendat
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I was expecting
Not what I was expecting, storyline just doesn't appeal to me, although appreciate this is down to the individual.
Published 4 months ago by Steve P
5.0 out of 5 stars Once you start off it is hard to put down!
The whole idea, concept has made me often think differently about things and I find the book very original and a pleasure to read!
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