Phoenix Rising: Anunnaki Wars by C S Wade


“Aidan a Murian prince awakens from a fiery crash in an unknown time. His people legends fading into the mist of time. Long forgotten. After an eon of hiding in the shadows sinister enemies from his past once more come forth spreading chaos as they pit empire against empire precipitating war and chaos across the galaxy. He discovers the oldest race in the galaxy betrayed by one they trusted. Whispers of foul deeds and unspeakable acts proliferates as death spills across battlefield’s. Rider merchants impressed to the gargantuan deepspace creatures called Solar Sailors carry news of the unrest to the Council of Nine and High Temple as they travel the great energy currents delivering goods and news. Ghost walkers, Temple warriors, powerful and mysterious are sent to investigate and discover an elusive, and savage enemy. At the center of the whirlwind is a battle for control of the Anunnaki Empire. Blood will flow as the wrath of war rises. Into this anarchy a young queen, her consort, and two powerful brothers fight for the very survival of their people, forced to sacrifice for love, house, and empire. Now the future of the galaxy rest upon two lost souls. How can an ancient prince, and an untried Queen hope to triumph over one of the most insidious forces the galaxy has seen since the time of powerful and long dead Phoenix Queens. Full of mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure. The rise and fall of powerful alliances fill the pages of this magnificent saga, Anunnaki Wars an epic series sure to delight Science Fiction/Ancient Aliens fans everywhere.”


Hmmmmm… I am not certain how to review this book. The story itself is very interesting, but there were a lot of typos and grammatical errors that distracted me, as can be noted in the blurb alone. I found myself beta reading more than enjoying the story at first. I was still able to be drawn in, however, and I feel that with some editing, it could really be a wonderful fantasy/sci-fi read. What the blurb doesn’t tell you is that the story is about how a warrior princess/new, young queen and her two brothers are fighting to protect their family and society against an enemy that seems indomitable.  

The writer is very imaginative, and the premise of the novel is enrapturing, despite the errors. It sends readers through space and time to fascinating new galaxies. Wade has crafted a world full of depth. The writing style is very descriptive and dynamic. From the very beginning, the book is full of action and continues to be quickly paced till the very end. The plot is intricate and detailed, which allowed me to overlook the poor editing. The characters were easily visualized and developed. I found the tale intriguing and would like to read the sequel.

Because of the poor editing, I am going to give this book 3.5/5. It’s saving grace is that the characters are vivid, the basis of the story is captivating, and the author’s fresh and imaginative tale is truly enticing.

I was given this book by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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