Monday, September 29, 2014

Crimson Dawn by Eliza Green (Exilon 5 Trilogy, #3)

Crimson Dawn
by Eliza Green

My rating: 5 stars

Trilogy: Exilon 5 - Book 3
Publication Date: October 3, 2014
Publisher: Eliza Green
Genre: Sci-fi/Fantasy
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Peace always comes at a price.

On Exilon 5, Stephen finds himself overwhelmingly attracted to Serena, the new female Indigene who suddenly appeared in District Three. But who is she really, and where did she come from?

Meanwhile Anton, taken over by a malevolent personality back on Earth, struggles to hold on to his identity. His alter ego has a personal grudge against Pierre, District Three’s only remaining elder, and is out to destroy him. Can the Indigenes save Anton before all trace of him is lost? How can they protect Pierre?

On Earth, Laura O’Halloran is adjusting to life after treatment for her Seasonal Affective Disorder while on Exilon 5, but she soon experiences some unexpected side-effects. Deeply worried about her, Bill Taggart is forced to seek help from the most unlikely of people—the World Government. But in trying to save Laura and protect the Indigenes his loyalties are divided, and he begins to question whose side he is really on.

Crimson Dawn (Exilon 5 Trilogy, #3)My Review
Crimson Dawn by Eliza Green 

Flat out, Eliza Green has taken science fiction, fantasy, survival and deceit above and beyond the limits of the planet Earth! Crimson Dawn, Ms. Green’s final book in the Exilon 5 Trilogy is a fantasy/sci-fi reader’s dream!

The mastermind of genetic alterations plots to assure he will be a survivor of both Earth’s demise and his own human frailties. There is no one more devious than Charles Deighton who has stacked the deck, hopefully in his favor.

Meanwhile, on Exilon 5, a stranger has joined their midst, but there is something different about Serena, something odd and unsettling that even her charm cannot dissipate. What are her powers? Did she really come to District Three from another district? Why? District Three is in a chaotic turmoil, their leader has secluded himself after the death of his wife and volunteer leaders are not accepted well in the interim. Is someone plotting against him?

The World Government is imploding on itself as dissension among its highest leaders is growing more volatile and they are unable to agree on the path to take for survival. Drawn to the healing available on Exilon 5, one woman has stolen away from Earth with the help of a man with divided loyalties. Bill and Laura are determined to get to the bottom of what is going on, to find the truth, but Laura is suffering from side effects of her “cure” for SAD. Is their trip still a secret or have they been discovered?

As each new drama unfolds, Eliza Green set me back on my heels with her skillfully built tale of the possible future of Earth and its pioneers on other planets. The chaos feels real, the events are all happening at once and each must be drawn together for the closure of this trilogy. Can Ms. Green do it? The answer, quite simply is : OH, YES! She has snagged each layer, knotted them together and added the perfect closure to this tale of worlds, manipulation and the hope for peace between them. Well-crafted, alive with details and populated by characters that almost breathe, I wondered how far off her fantasy is from truth. When a writer knees you in the moment long after the last page, they are a force to be reckoned with and enjoyed.

I received an ARC edition from Eliza Green in exchange for my honest review.

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