The Consuming Fire (The Interdependency, #2)
The Interdependency, humanity’s interstellar empire, is on the verge of collapse. The Flow, the extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars possible, is disappearing, leaving entire star systems stranded. When it goes, human civilization may go with it—unless desperate measures can be taken.Emperox Grayland II, the leader of the Interdependency, is ready to take those measures to help ensure the survival of billions. But nothing is ever that easy. Arrayed before her are those who believe the collapse of the Flow is a myth—or at the very least, an opportunity that can allow them to ascend to power.While Grayland prepares for disaster, others are preparing for a civil war, a war that will take place in the halls of power, the markets of business and the altars of worship as much as it will take place between spaceships and battlefields. The Emperox and her allies are smart and resourceful, but then so are her enemies. Nothing about this power struggle will be simple or easy... and all of humanity will be caught in its widening gyre.

The Consuming Fire (The Interdependency, #2) Details

TitleThe Consuming Fire (The Interdependency, #2)
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 16th, 2018
PublisherTor Books
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GenreScience Fiction, Fiction, Space, Space Opera, Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction Fantasy, Speculative Fiction, Audiobook

The Consuming Fire (The Interdependency, #2) Review

  • Roz
    January 1, 1970
    2019, WHAT? HOW DARE HE
  • Mike
    January 1, 1970
    Chapter 1 excerptHey Scalzi fans, check out the tour to see if he is coming to a town near you for The Consuming Fire. Apparently the Middle Atlantic and Northeast need not apply :-(
  • Jennika
    January 1, 1970
    Dec 23, 2017: Yes, a title and a release date! Ten more months... Ten more months... Definitely rereading the first between now and then!
  • Dan
    January 1, 1970
    Emperox Grayland II is having religious visions, or at least that's what she's announced in her position as head of The Church of the Interdependency. Her visions are meant to help convince those who don't believe the science which proves that "the flow" (a system of river-like wormholes through space) is collapsing and will leave humanity cut off and stranded from itself in small pockets. But what if the flow streams are also opening in different places, including the first system to be cut off Emperox Grayland II is having religious visions, or at least that's what she's announced in her position as head of The Church of the Interdependency. Her visions are meant to help convince those who don't believe the science which proves that "the flow" (a system of river-like wormholes through space) is collapsing and will leave humanity cut off and stranded from itself in small pockets. But what if the flow streams are also opening in different places, including the first system to be cut off from the Interdependency eight hundred years ago? More political machinations and double crossings among the players from the noble houses with a satisfying ending, that still leaves one waiting for the next novel!
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  • DB in Richmond
    January 1, 1970
    I received an eARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.John Scalzi's newest series The Interdependency returns with its second book "The Consuming Fire". A lengthy prologue - like a little novella - and then we are back to the current events of the interdependency. I enjoy Sclazi and so was not bothered by the lead up to events. This is an intergalatic society - dont look for groundpounder action - its a book with much more political machinations. I give it a 4 out I received an eARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.John Scalzi's newest series The Interdependency returns with its second book "The Consuming Fire". A lengthy prologue - like a little novella - and then we are back to the current events of the interdependency. I enjoy Sclazi and so was not bothered by the lead up to events. This is an intergalatic society - dont look for groundpounder action - its a book with much more political machinations. I give it a 4 out of 5 stars.
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  • Joe Jones
    January 1, 1970
    This picks up right after The Collapsing Empire which came out last year and is just as fun! A thrill ride all the way through as Scalzi expands upon the Universe he created and then gives us a blockbuster ending to set up the next book in the series. Great characters, snappy dialog, and plenty of twists to the plot keeps things moving along at a fast pace. Another solid read for scifi fans or to give to someone who things they do not like scifi.
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    I don't usually read excerpts, but I just finished book one and I'm jonesing for more, this took off right where it left off and it doesnt seem like the book will disappoint, I can't wait for the entire book!
  • David Lowrey
    January 1, 1970
    The Consuming Fire (excerpt) by John ScalziThis was an exerpt of the first six chapters provided to me by Netgalley.com. I am a long time fan of John Scalzi; I read his entire 'Old Man's War" series, two of the 'Lock In' books and the first book in this series, 'The Collapsing Empire.' This new book, 'The Consuming Fire' is a worthy addition to the series. I only read the six-chapter excerpt, but this book picks up where 'The Collapsing Empire' left off.The story starts off with the Emperox, Gra The Consuming Fire (excerpt) by John ScalziThis was an exerpt of the first six chapters provided to me by Netgalley.com. I am a long time fan of John Scalzi; I read his entire 'Old Man's War" series, two of the 'Lock In' books and the first book in this series, 'The Collapsing Empire.' This new book, 'The Consuming Fire' is a worthy addition to the series. I only read the six-chapter excerpt, but this book picks up where 'The Collapsing Empire' left off.The story starts off with the Emperox, Grayland II declaring that she has had mystical visions of the demise of the FLow, the flowing energy stream which connects the worlds of the Empire. This is apparently a ploy, since she has this information from her scientist friend Marci, a ploy so she can prepare her people for the coming changes. In the first six chapters of the book, we are taken through the political action of the Emperox, a speech by Marci, in which he finds out that some new streams may be forming, and the political machinations of the family Nohamapetan, who in the first book were the main opposition to the Emporox.From what I read, this book has the pulse driving excitement and political intrigue that made the first book so enjoyable. The Empire is beginning to collapse and this make the story exciting. Recommended 4/5 stars. D. Lowrey at bookgeist.blogspot.com.
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