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Let the Sun Fade Out to a Dark Sky

Escaping Exodus

By Nicky Drayden

24 Jul, 2019

Space Opera That Doesn't Suck

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Nicky Drayden’s 2019 Escaping Exodus is a standalone SF novel. 

Seske Kaleigh was born to become the leader of her spacefaring community. Becoming a leader involves onerous education and personal sacrifice. Seske would far rather spend her time having adventures with her lower-class crush, Adalla. 

Seske’s culture is trapped on the edge of survival. Allowing Seske to follow her heart is not in the cards. 


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Hands Red

Temper

By Nicky Drayden

11 Jan, 2019

Doing What the WFC Cannot Do

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2018’s Temper is a standalone secondary world fantasy novel by Nicky Drayden. 

A few pitiful singletons aside, every person has their twin. When one of the pair has a virtue, their twin will have the corresponding vice. There are seven virtues and seven vices; hence it is inevitable that one of the pair will have more virtues, one will have more vices. 

Auben is remarkably vice-ridden; he has six of the possible seven vices. His twin Kasim has six virtues. Not that this bothers Auben; he enjoys his vices and is certain that he is smart enough to avoid their consequences. 

Then Auben engages with Icy Blue. 

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Let The Light In

The Prey of Gods

By Nicky Drayden

3 Oct, 2017

Miscellaneous Reviews

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2017’s The Prey of Gods is Nicky Draydens debut novel.

Sydney Mazwai may be passing as a simple beautician now, but she has big plans. She appears to be just another human … but she is a being of power, a being who is scheming to unleash a new age of gods on humanity. The chaos will be delightful! And Sydney intends to be the greatest, meanest god of all.

Mr. Tau’s protégée Nomvula could just possibly derail her plans, but Sydney isn’t worried. Nomvula is, after all, only one little girl. How much trouble could one little girl cause? Even if that little girl is a godling herself?

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