Unbroken Fire by Anne Wheeler
Updated: Mar 21, 2019
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Genre: Science Fiction, Space opera
Pub. Date: June 19, 2018
Summary (as found on goodreads):
After dealing what she hopes is a major blow to the enemy, Avery Rendon has found her way home to Asria. Safe for now, she spends her time adjusting to her new role in her planet’s future and reveling in personal victories. But Asria is still under the control of the Haederan Empire, and their grip has only tightened since the invasion. When the Asrian prime minister asks her to beg the Commonwealth for help in person, she agrees.
It’s a harrowing trip to the Commonwealth’s headquarters, one which comes to an abrupt end when her ship is intercepted by the Haederans in deep space. Her traitorous uncle, the former King of Asria, is there waiting for her. Worse, so is the Haederan interrogator who has haunted her nightmares for the past year. And what he wants with her now? Avery isn’t sure she wants to find out.
Alliances will shift. Trust will be broken. And through it all, time is running out for the people Avery cares about the most.
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is the sequel to Asrian Skies, a book that blew me away - for the record I whole-heartedly recommend that one if you haven’t read it. Click here to read my review of Asrian Skies.
There was so much to love about this book, from the gorgeous writing to the twists and turns. This character-driven space opera had me on the edge of my seat. Avery is a character that I adore; not only is she intelligent and resourceful, she’s wonderfully human, sometimes letting her hopes and perceptions cloud her vision. Avery truly is one of my favorite protagonists. Not only do I relate very strongly to her, but she is one of those brilliant protagonists who was wonderfully flawed, she’s far from perfect, but it’s so easy to cheer for her.
That wonderfully human nature extends itself to all of Anne’s characters. With everyone’s conflicting motives, as well as some stellar liars on her cast, it was impossible to know who to trust and I found myself playing a guessing game on who was being honest and who had ulterior motives. Not to mention those wonderful characters that I try so hard to hate, and yet, somehow they’ve wormed their way into my heart (I’m sure anyone who’s read the first knows who I’m talking about) ;).
One thing that I have to say is how much I enjoy Anne’s writing, it has incredible voice to it and it’s so easy to get lost in her words. She is one of those rare writers who has mastered the art of transporting the reader - I forget that I’m reading at all and that the story isn’t playing out before my eyes.
I highly recommend this book. This is character-driven space opera at it’s finest, and I am so looking forward to future books from Anne.
This book releases June 19, and is currently available for pre-order!
To pre-order: https://books2read.com/unbrokenfire
Are you interested, but want to read them in order? Here's a bonus link to book one: