He applied the Page 69 Test to his new novel, The Ashes of Worlds, and reported the following:
“Desperately alone aboard the warliner — far from Earth, far from Ildira, far from anyone — Jora’h struggled to remain sane. Huddled in his private quarters, he had no idea how many days had passed. He felt only the gulf of emptiness extending forever.”Read an excerpt from The Saga of Seven Suns: The Ashes of Worlds, and learn more about the author and his work at Kevin J. Anderson's website, WordFire.
The Ashes of Worlds, the seventh and final volume in my science fiction epic “The Saga of Seven Suns,” is set on a stage of many planets and vast space, with alien empires and dozens of characters (human and otherwise). Jora’h (in the sample above) is the leader of the Ildiran empire, a race of people who are faintly connected by telepathy and who are terrified to be cut off and alone. But he has been taken as a prisoner of war in the galactic conflict by the human military...and the worst thing they can do to him is to isolate him, seal him alone in a space ship in the emptiness between stars.
Of course, it’s impossible to summarize the previous six volumes here, all the characters, the space battles, the clashing races, the star-crossed lovers, the lost civilizations and strange technological relics. “The Saga of Seven Suns” contains everything that I love about science fiction. I hope you’ll take a look.
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