A haunting prophecy upended his identity. Now it demands his life.
Once a formidable bounty hunter, Marco Dusan is plagued by insecurity as he tours the realm he now rules. This quiet, backwater planet is not as untouched as he'd once thought. Evidence of collusion between Droseran factions and the powerful Symmachians with their forbidden technology litters his encounters. Worse, all signs indicate Xisya, the alien who tortured him, is still snatching Kynigos Brethren—but to what end?
Lance Corporal Eija Zacdari works hard to win a coveted place on the Symmachian hyperjump program, but instinct tells her their intel is flawed. Despite nearly failing the tests, she is assigned to the team-and lands in the middle of a bewildering conspiracy.
Haunted by a prophecy that promises pain and war, Marco forges alliances to protect the primitive world against Symmachia's devastating influence. But one truth becomes painfully clear: the biggest threat to their world may be much, much closer to home.
Kendig weaves suspenseful intergalactic intrigue in the entertaining second space opera in the Droseran Saga series (after The Brand of Light). Bounty hunter Marco Dusan returns to his home planet of Drosero to be crowned as the ruler of Kalonica. When tension arises between him and his brother, Prince Darius, who is now married to Marco's ex-lover, Marco retreats from court to tour the outskirts of his realm. But in the course of his travels, he's abducted by the Irukandji, a Droserian tribe colluding with the planet-invading Symmachians. Meanwhile on Symmachia, LCpl. Eija Zacdari trains for the hyperjump program, a military operation to open up a space gate, but her instincts tell her that something's amiss. After uncovering the program's ulterior motives, Eija forms an unlikely alliance with Marco to save humanity from alien annihilation. Kendig smoothly interlaces Marco's and Eija's narratives as they each grapple with treacheries on their planets, and though the plot is slow to develop, ample chase scenes and sword fights create tension along the way. Series readers will be pleased.
ALL I HOPED FOR & MORE!!!
Dawn of Vengeance, you have shattered me in the best possible way. This story gripped my emotions from the beginning and took me on a wild ride through the galaxy. It's predecessor, Brand of Light, built up to such a dramatic ending. But in retrospect, it was only the top of the roller coaster. In Dawn, we went flying down!
The characters. Kendig has created a diverse and vivid cast of characters. Honestly, it's her characters that I read for. Marco, Kersei, Isaura, Eija, Tigo, Jez, Darius, Reef! How I love them. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I laughed. I cried. I gasped. (Even slammed the book shut in some moments to try and process a plot twist!) These characters grew in so many ways, and I grew with them.
And the plot! My, oh my. Just when I thought I knew what was happening, the story took an unexpected turn, leaving me reeling again! The levels of suspense and intrigue in this space opera are out of this world (both literally and figuratively). I cannot recommend this book and series enough. Just go read it. You won't regret it. (Or maybe you will, when you spill all your emotions on the cold hard floor at the endings) But really, go read it. ;)
Kendig has created a breathtaking story centered on a diverse cast of characters that will grip your heart and take you on an unbelievable journey you won't soon forget.
Gorgeous cover and riveting storyline!
“Oh, but he is coming. With fire in his arms and war in his eyes. He is coming.”
A storyline that will capture you from beginning until the end, the second book in the Droseran Saga was a riveting rollercoaster ride. I absolutely love the cover of this book and Marco stole my heart! Marco’s path is forever changed after the ending of”Brand of Light” and his journeys from one end of his home planet to intergalactic galaxies will fully capture the imagination. I know it did mine! Adventure, romance, and the battle of good and evil continue to be out of this world with this suspenseful saga. I had no idea where this story was going. It was so good.
“I have been too focused on what I didn’t have to see what I did have, what was right in front of me—you.”
Marco kept my heart flipped inside out! New characters are brought into this series that will have your emotions all over the place. Secrets are laid bare that impact relationships in a way that may never recover. A stunningly solid second novel that has me begging for the next release, Kendig shines with her jump into the SciFi realm. This is a series not to be missed for all Kendig fans or those who love series that are out of this world. I’m not sure my heart will recover for awhile after reading this one, but I can’t wait to see where this saga will go.
This is my personal copy. I loved it so much, I can’t wait to receive the hardcover.
THIS. BOOK. IS. INCREDIBLE.
As soon as I finished Brand of Light, I knew two things: 1) I needed the sequel NOW, and 2) it would be hard to equal how much I loved it.
Dawn of Vengeance didn’t just equal it, it one-upped it. This. Book. Is. Incredible. It’s rare for me to absolutely love the second book in a series. I can count on one hand the ones that I felt lived up to how much I loved the first. But Ronie Kendig has done what few others have, and that’s make me scream at her at midnight. 😂 (I’m usually not up that late)
We rejoin our favorite cast of characters where we left off at the end of Brand of Light, and things escalate, FAST. Not going to spoil anything, but it is a ROLLER COASTER.
This book will definitely give you all the feels. I laughed (like maniacal giggles laughed), I cried (not telling you why), and I yelled. A lot. And I couldn’t put it down. I 1000% recommend this book if you loved Brand of Light, and now you can join me while I die waiting for book 3. 😜
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, all opinions are my own.