On My Radar #6

Maia and her family raise dragons for the political war machine. As she comes of age, summer dragonshe hopes for a dragon of her own to add to the stable of breeding parents. But the war goes badly, and the needs of the Dragonry dash her hopes. Her peaceful life is shattered when the Summer Dragon—one of the rare and mythical High Dragons—makes an appearance in her quiet valley. The Summer Dragon is an omen of change, but no one knows for certain what kind of change he augurs. Political factions vie to control the implied message, each to further their own agendas.

And so Maia is swept into an adventure that pits her against the deathless Horrors—thralls of the enemy—and a faceless creature drawn from her fears. In her fight to preserve everything she knows and loves, she uncovers secrets that challenge her understanding of her world and of herself.

Todd Lockwood – The Summer Dragon. The Evertide 1

Just got published in the start of this month and I’ve seen lots of positive reviews on it since then. I am excited to see how this author presents dragons and hope I will like the heroine. The cover is very pretty too.

Our universe is ruled by physics. Faster than light travel is impossible―until the collapsing empirediscovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field available at certain points in space-time, which can take us to other planets around other stars.

Riding The Flow, humanity spreads to innumerable other worlds. Earth is forgotten. A new empire arises, the Interdependency, based on the doctrine that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It’s a hedge against interstellar war―and, for the empire’s rulers, a system of control.

The Flow is eternal―but it’s not static. Just as a river changes course, The Flow changes as well. In rare cases, entire worlds have been cut off from the rest of humanity. When it’s discovered that the entire Flow is moving, possibly separating all human worlds from one another forever, three individuals―a scientist, a starship captain, and the emperox of the Interdependency―must race against time to discover what, if anything, can be salvaged from an interstellar empire on the brink of collapse.

John Scalzi – The Collapsing Empire

Why not, it seems to be very popular and I am still figuring out what I like and don’t like in Science Fiction.

3 comments

  1. Ooh I hadn’t heard of the Summer Dragon but it sounds right up my street 🙂

    I have a copy of The Collapsing Empire to read – it’s been languishing on my TBR, but I hope to get to it this summer.

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