Sunreach By Brandon Sanderson
Book/Novel Author: Brandon Sanderson
Book/Novel Title: Sunreach
From #1 bestselling author Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson comes the first of three Skyward series novellas, each told from the perspective of a different member of the team back on Detritus. Read FM’s story between Starsight and Cytonic.When a planet-destroying Delver suddenly appears in the sky of Detritus and vanishes just as suddenly, FM knows that the last free human society got lucky. Her Skyward Flight companion, Spensa, figured out how to draw this Delver away, but it won’t be so easy next time. The forces of the Galactic Superiority will be back—and if the Defiant Defense Force can’t figure out a way to escape the planet, humanity’s destruction is only a matter of time. Spensa’s mission to infiltrate the Superiority unveiled the secret to their hyperdrives—a cytonic slug species called the Taynix. Now FM’s flightleader, Jorgen, has found a large group of Taynix hiding in the caverns far below Detritus’s surface. FM and Jorgen must work together with the engineer Rig to awaken the mysterious alien Alanik and unlock the powers of the Taynix, or humanity will be trapped. With Spensa’s friend Minister Cuna of the Superiority stranded at the outpost of Sunreach, they need to figure out how to rescue them—or the Superiority government will be in the sole clutches of those who want to wipe out Detritus once and for all. Praise for SkywardAn Instant New York Times BestsellerA Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year • “Startling revelations and stakes-raising implications . . . Sanderson plainly had a ball with this nonstop, highflying opener, and readers will too.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review • “With this action-packed trilogy opener, Sanderson offers up a resourceful, fearless heroine and a memorable cast.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review • “It is impossible to turn the pages fast enough.” —BooklistRead more
Recent years have seen bestselling author Brandon Sanderson collaborate with other writers to create additional books. We saw this first with The Original with Mary Robinette Kowal, then with Lux with Steven Michael Bohls, and now with the new Skyward novella, Sunreach with Janci Patterson. And third time must be the charm because I found Sunreach to be the strongest yet.While Starsight, the second Skyward novel, left much of the main cast of Skyward behind to explore a new world, Sunreach brings us back, by telling a story that focuses on FM. The book is half science-driven problem solving (what is up with these crazy/adorable space slugs?) and half action (fighter pilots in space!), with a dash of a very cute and innocent romance throw in. I must admit that I had a blast with this one. Doomslug is one of my favorite elements of the Skyward series, so of course I’m going to enjoy a storyline focused around the Taynix. The fact that FM is written with such an engrossing voice makes it all the more enjoyable.Sunreach is an exciting side story that sets up even more. I look forward to reading the second novella, Redawn, soon
Loved this novella and getting back into this world. Great story and was fun getting to see things from FM’s perspective.
Characters I care about are a hallmark of Sanderson’s writing. Though admittedly less epic in length and scope than “full-size” works, Sunreach has characters I enjoy getting to know a little better. Additionally, it fills in some plot detail. Sunreach isn’temperor’s soul good, but it is good.
I know this was written for young Adults but the relationships and conversations were moronic. But as always Sanderson writing is self consistent within the world he creates.
Very fast read full of humor and not to much cheesiness one of the most captivating books I have ever read.