Synopsis and Details:
When her most closely guarded secrets are laid bare, how will Kira survive the inevitable fall out—and will anybody be standing beside her in the end?
Traveling to the planet of Jettie in the hopes of finding safe harbor for her niece, Kira arrives only to find their destination host to the quorum—a series of dangerous contests that hold the power to decide the fate of empires.
With little choice but to participate, it doesn’t take long for Kira to find herself knee deep in enemies. Surrounded on all sides, Kira will have to face her worst fear. Trusting others with the truth.
Because it’s becoming clear the tsavitee are no longer content to exist in the shadows. War is coming—and everything Kira thought she once knew is about to change.
Series: The Firebird Chronicles #3 | Genres: Science Fiction, Space Opera | Release Date: January 21, 2021 | Publisher: Independent | Length: 470 pages | ISBN: 979-8595076845 | ASIN: B08TQ78R17 | Format: Paperback | Source: Purchased
Review with Rating:
I have been such a huge fan of The Firebird Chronicles since I read the first book, Rules of Redemption. All the books in the series have thus far been five star reads for me and have always left me begging for more. I cannot help but gush about this series but, with that said, I have to say that Threshold of Annihilation did not live up to my expectations.
Overall, I did enjoy this story but it was not as much as the first two. I love Kira as a character. She is such a strong female lead and I admire her tenacity and master planning. She has been protecting many secrets for such a long time and, as her secrets are revealed, I am blown away at her brilliance in how she has managed all her challenges. I have much respect for how the Author has layered all the complexities this is Kira and her past.
What I was not thrilled about in Threshold of Annihilation was that there were even more side characters introduced into an already full series. Which left hardly any time for development of the current ones. Additionally, I wanted more moments with the characters that were already in play. There are so many characters to juggle that remembering them all and their importance is overwhelming at times.
Also, there was a major reveal for Raider and I kept waiting for something to happen with that and…nothing. There were nods to what I was thinking should have taken place but no real dialogue in regards to the reveal. There was some movement in the overarching plot and I did finally get some answers but at the same time there was more revealed and I am left waiting for more answers.
Threshold of Annihilation just felt like it had a ton of forward movement but in reality, for me, it moved very little. Even though I did like the story, I wanted more from this serial installment. I am hoping that the next book will have a flow that reveals more answers without trying to increase the complexity of the overarching plot.
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About the Author:
Writing is my first love. Even before I could read or put coherent sentences down on paper, I would beg the older kids to team up with me for the purpose of crafting ghost stories to share with our friends. This first writing partnership came to a tragic end when my coauthor decided to quit a day later, and I threw my cookies at her head. Today, I stick with solo writing, telling the stories that would otherwise keep me up at night.
Most days (and nights) are spent feeding my tea addiction while defending the computer keyboard from my feline companions, Loki and Odin.