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Space is vast and untamed, and it holds many secrets. Now two individuals from opposite ends of settled space are on a collision course with the darkest of those secrets, even as the world threatens to explode around them.…or they will be, in about 8 years. Restless is a short story prequel to Starshine, Book One of the Aurora Rising trilogy.Before Alex Solovy was a succesSpace is vast and untamed, and it holds many secrets. Now two individuals from opposite ends of settled space are on a collision course with the darkest of those secrets, even as the world threatens to explode around them.…or they will be, in about 8 years. Restless is a short story prequel to Starshine, Book One of the Aurora Rising trilogy.Before Alex Solovy was a successful interstellar scout, she was building starships and planning for the day when she would fly one she called her own. Before Caleb Marano was wiping out the terrorist group who murdered his mentor, he was…wiping out terrorist groups who murdered shopkeepers and threatened his friends.Catch a glimpse of Aurora Rising’s heroes while they were still becoming the individuals they will need to be in order to face the galactic threat which, for now, waits silently in the void.When faced with its greatest challenge, will humanity rise to triumph or fall to ruin?AURORA RISING is an epic tale of galaxy-spanning adventure, of the thrill of discovery and the unquenchable desire to reach ever farther into the unknown. It's a tale of humanity at its best and worst, of love and loss, of fear and heroism. It's the story of a woman who sought the stars and found more than anyone imagined possible....

Title : restless
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ISBN : 25028103
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 67 Pages
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restless Reviews

  • James
    2019-04-10 21:20

    An excellent Aurora Rising short story!I loved this little prequel to Starshine. It follows the lives of Caleb and Alex for a day or two eight years before the events of Starshine. This short story captures each of their personalities and seemed to portray both of them as a bit less cynical than their characters in the later book. I liked getting to see how excited Alex was to start her space explorations with her new ship. It was also interesting seeing Caleb with his mentor who is not present for the events of Starshine.This book is definitely well worth a read if you’re a fan of the Aurora Rising series but I wouldn’t recommend reading it unless you’ve read Starshine first. The characters and setting won’t make much sense otherwise as the book is too short to give any background.

  • Katie Cross
    2019-04-09 00:07

    I love everything about this series, so it was no surprise that I adored this novella too. Short, sweet (it's not as long as it appears on the kindle because the author offers a short preview of the first book in the series) and having read the other books, I loved this one even more. Because . . . Caleb.

  • E.J. Fisch
    2019-04-01 22:12

    I've always loved stuff like this. It's always fun to read these short stories after you've gotten introduced to a series and all of the characters because you can read it and they all just feel like old friends. And yet you're learning new things about them and you catch a glimpse of something other than what you've already seen.It was definitely enjoyable to see what Alex and Caleb were up to "back when everything was okay!"

  • T.A.
    2019-04-23 21:15

    I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. I liked the Aurora Rising books, but I think it's easy for writers to do stories like this and not really have a point to it. That wasn't the case here. This quick little glimpse into the two primary characters' lives before the Aurora Rising series starts was interesting and a really fun read. I appreciated that it worked on its own as a standalone story, too.

  • Carole Myers
    2019-04-23 04:00

    No surprise here - I liked it. Duh. I'm a fan of G. S. and her work and this is no exception. Her usual word and story crafting are in evidence in this short glimpse into the earlier lives of Alex and Caleb. As long as she keeps writing, I will keep reading. And recommending this gifted author to anyone who will listen!

  • Julie
    2019-04-15 21:08

    I loved this added extra to the Aurora Rising world. It gave us a glimpse of Alex and Caleb before the universe hit them in the face. There's an innocence about them but also hints of what they become. And even here there is a connection, something special in the making. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Sarah
    2019-03-29 00:14

    A short but sweet little addition to the Aurora Rising series for those that like just that little bit more. It gives a little more background to the two main characters which ties in nicely to the rest of the series.

  • Katherine
    2019-03-29 04:09

    Very quick little blurb into the lives of our two future protagonists, but nicely done and very interesting. I will be looking into the rest of this series.

  • Terry Dawson
    2019-04-24 00:23

    Although ‘Restless’ is short – just 53 pages – you also get the prologue and first two chapters of ‘Starshine’ the first book of the Aurora Rising trilogy. It’s an excellent way of introducing the reader to Alex and Caleb before they meet up on the fringes of the Metis nebula when Alex, mistaking his space cruiser for a mercenary raider, destroys his ship then rescues him.Alex, in case you’ve yet to meet her, is strong-willed, confident, dangerously attractive and comes complete with her personal extremely advanced space cruiser. Caleb Marano is a highly skilled (naturally good-looking) covert ops agent of the Senecan Intelligence.‘Restless’ is also a neat way of introducing several of the other main players in the ‘Aurora Rising’ trilogy – particularly Kennedy (a wealthy and brilliant spaceship designer, Alex’s girl-friend from way back), Mia (a feisty young entrepreneur complete with her personal Artificial) and Alex’s unforgettable mother, Admiral Miriam Solovy of the Earth Alliance.Read and enjoy – along, quite definitely, with the remainder of GS Jennsen’s sci-fi books.

  • Graeme Tindale
    2019-04-20 04:07

    This is an interesting read on its own but so much more if you have read the Aurora sagas. It is a short story and lacks the background and depth to make it memorable. Read within the context of the larger series, all that is filled in and more, giving more background to the characters in the series. Confusing? Sorry. Anyway this is well written with the same fun, quirkiness and pace present in the main story. Heck - read them all - you won't regret it.

  • Sandra
    2019-04-21 03:03

    An appetizerThis was one of the best short stories I've read in some time. Now I really want to read the rest of the Aurora books. The writing is great, the dialogue is totally believable as are the characters, and the storyline is intriguing! All this and space too. What more could a Sci Fi fan ask for?

  • Leslie
    2019-03-30 01:06

    Good readPrequel to a really good book, Starshine. I wish it had been longer. I enjoyed it a lot. You will too.

  • Kaleb
    2019-03-25 22:04

    Short but sweet

  • LAB☺
    2019-04-20 05:19

    As far as prequel novellas go, this was pretty good. Gave me an insight as to the quality of writing and have me hooked on the main characters. Looking forward to giving the next book a try.

  • Beth Johnson
    2019-04-23 01:00

    Quick read since it's a short story (not when a novella, just an interlude). Nice way to get a little more background on Alex and Caleb.

  • Jon Abbott
    2019-04-16 00:19

    Strong woman with agency and mother issues; tough guy with redeeming features and a sense of honor he hasn't used until he meets the girl. Romance with sci-fi elements and daring do with space ships.

  • Michael
    2019-03-24 05:08

    I love sci-fi

  • Carol
    2019-04-19 05:11

    This was sweet. It was nice seeing a young Alex and Caleb.

  • Jason
    2019-04-08 00:04

    4 Stars Restless is clearly a setup short story for this science fiction series. I enjoyed it and will read book one next.

  • Carolyn McBride
    2019-04-11 02:15

    Stellar!The characters are engaging, the plot intriguing and I MUST have more. I actually enjoy the lack of back story right off. Sometimes I like figuring things out as the story progresses. Can't wait to read the rest of the series!

  • Alex
    2019-04-02 22:08

    "Restless" is the prequel to the "Aurora Rising" trilogy. The trilogy looked interesting, but before I read it I thought I would read this short story. It was free on It was well written. I'm still not sure I'm interested, but like I said.... it is well written.

  • Y.I. Washington
    2019-04-23 02:11

    Introducing, The SiyaneNeat short story regarding the beginning of Alex's new life as a ship owner and scout. This story gives the impression that Caleb and Alex were fated to meet and fall in love. Well done.

  • Feda
    2019-04-19 20:59

    Very short. It doesn't provide much information. I doubt that it fills any gaps in the main story.It was well written and since I have 3 other books in the series I will proceed to read those, but this one was utterly pointless.

  • Cc
    2019-04-23 22:02

    first introduction to Alex and Caleb and a little of their background.

  • Amy Aelleah
    2019-04-12 01:56

    DNFWhy?Just not feeling it. And I found an early fight sequence incredibly confusing.

  • Anna
    2019-04-21 03:58

    No story, just light character sketches. Since I haven't read the actual series, it did nothing for me.