Ninth City Burning

Ninth City Burning

Book - 2016
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"Centuries of war with aliens threaten the future of human civilization on earth in this gripping, epic science fiction debut ... We never saw them coming. Entire cities disappeared in the blink of an eye, leaving nothing but dust and rubble. When an alien race came to make Earth theirs, they brought with them a weapon we had no way to fight, a universe-altering force known as thelemity. It seemed nothing could stop it--until we discovered we could wield the power too. Five hundred years later, the Earth is locked in a grinding war of attrition. The talented few capable of bending thelemity to their will are trained in elite military academies, destined for the front lines. Those who refused to support the war have been exiled to the wilds of a ruined Earth. But the enemy's tactics are changing, and Earth's defenders are about to discover this centuries-old war has only just begun. As a terrible new onslaught looms, heroes will rise from unlikely quarters, and fight back"--
Publisher: New York :, Ace,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781101991442
Branch Call Number: SF BLA
Characteristics: viii, 482 pages ; 24 cm


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Jun 15, 2017

I love sci-fi, but did not enjoy this at all. I should have known when it abruptly switched from drunk teenagers shaking their fists at the sky, to an episode of "Wagon Train", & quit then. Absurd basis for the "mecha" & tech, long, drawn-out fighting ad nauseum, ridiculous character abilities, & altogether unpleasant. Don't waste your time on this one.

Dec 15, 2016

Although the story moves slowly at times, the strong character development and imagery is more than enough to recommend this book.

athompson10 Nov 30, 2016

There's a very creative idea at the heart of this novel, but also a lot of unnecessary and confusing jargon, too-slow reveal of plot, and overly complicated imaginary science. At times the author seems so determined to impress the reader with his creativity, he loses track of the need to tell a coherent story.

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