Humanity put all its fading hopes in New Eden, a pristine star systemlight years from the ravaged Earth But upon arrival, the would be colonists encountered the Kresh a diabolical alien race who quickly captured the human starship and tortured its inhabitants in hopes of learning the coordinates of EarthStreet smart Cyrus Gant managed to escape, crashing to the surface of a nearby moon terraformed by the Kresh and inhabited by primitive humans Now Cyrus pursues a desperate hope bound up in a single boy, a prophesized psionic named Klane already in the clutches of the Kresh Soon Cyrus finds himself torn between tracking down this so called savior and escaping back into space before it s too late Yet as he gathers allies and firepower, he s desperate to find a way back to Earth and warn them of this alien menaceonly to discover an even greater danger to the future existence of the human raceThe electric interstellar action that began in Alien Honor continues in Alien Shores


10 thoughts on “Alien Shores

  1. Phil Kozel Phil Kozel says:

    This picks up right where the first left off Cyrus, our main lead, escapes to the planet moon and eventually hooks up with the Human primitives in his quest to find the anointed one foretold as the savior of humanity Heppner seems to have a thing for stereotypes in a big way as Cyrus falls in love with his barbarian princess and the quest continues I found this to be something of a comfort read Alien Shores moves along at a rapid pace and feels like a throw back to the 50s 60s scifi advent This picks up right where the first left off Cyrus, our main lead, escapes to the planet moon and eventually hooks up with the Human primitives in his quest to find the anointed one foretold as the savior of humanity Heppner seems to have a thing for stereotypes in a big way as Cyrus falls in love with his barbarian princess and the quest continues I found this to be something of a comfort read Alien Shores moves along at a rapid pace and feels like a throw back to the 50s 60s scifi adventure stories Do not expect sophisticated technology or characters, and the female characters would make even a mild feminist cringe Nonetheless, it is entertaining opera, and sometimes that is ok 2.5 stars rounding up to 3


  2. Mike Nemeth Mike Nemeth says:

    In the second book of the Fenris series, author Vaughn Heppner gives hero Cyrus Gant at least a shot at surviving two superior alien forces and getting humans out of bondage He s escaped the saurian Kresh, crash landed on a terraformed moon and is in the process of trying to find the chosen one of legend, the one who can free humanity Problem is, Cyrus has no idea how to find Klane, the chosen one And if he did, what s one guy going to do Turns out Klane isn t all that sure himself But this In the second book of the Fenris series, author Vaughn Heppner gives hero Cyrus Gant at least a shot at surviving two superior alien forces and getting humans out of bondage He s escaped the saurian Kresh, crash landed on a terraformed moon and is in the process of trying to find the chosen one of legend, the one who can free humanity Problem is, Cyrus has no idea how to find Klane, the chosen one And if he did, what s one guy going to do Turns out Klane isn t all that sure himself But this is Heppner territory When it looks the worst, that s when the characters in his novels find that extra something that makes them heroes They re nothing special They just believe they can do it And that resolve enables them to convince others that their cause is just And Cyrus has nothing but certain death to offer any who follow him Yet, he convinces a bunch of people who have been reduced to a savage lifestyle to join his cause This may be the most action packed of the series But each book has its focus This is solid science fiction and another example of Heppner s expansive imagination


  3. Janet Arroyo Janet Arroyo says:

    The journeyThis book picks up where Alien Honor A Fenris Novel Book 1 left off This has a great storyline I love the characters I would call this bookof a journey The humans had travelled to New Eden where they encountered an unknown alien race Cyrus s journey was to be a tracker He had escaped from the Kresh who wanted to rule mankind and treat them like cattle Cyrus was prophesied that he would track down Klane the anointed one Cyrus journey took him to Jassac and there his The journeyThis book picks up where Alien Honor A Fenris Novel Book 1 left off This has a great storyline I love the characters I would call this bookof a journey The humans had travelled to New Eden where they encountered an unknown alien race Cyrus s journey was to be a tracker He had escaped from the Kresh who wanted to rule mankind and treat them like cattle Cyrus was prophesied that he would track down Klane the anointed one Cyrus journey took him to Jassac and there his search began Klane was an apprentice to the Seeker The Seeker is the one to hold the magic The Seeker was kidnapped and Klane s journey began in When he went to find the Seeker It s amazing what their journeys show them This book has a lot of action, aliens of different kinds and purposeful journeys ending up in one journey for all The story continues into Alien Wars A Fenris Novel Book 3 This book is fantastic I would recommend it to anyone that loves aliens, space travel, etc Fantastic


  4. Engie- Virtual Booklovers Engie- Virtual Booklovers says:

    Really enjoyed book 2 The action packed story is fun and easy to follow Now, to read book 3.


  5. Lisa Malenfant Lisa Malenfant says:

    When I began reading this book I was having trouble keeping up with the author I quickly realized that his skills in building a story were amazing By the end I was having trouble putting the book down This is a scifi book with lots of action and adventure as well as a love story The author has such a detailed imagination which I am so glad he shares with us through his writing.


  6. Lee-sa Day Lee-sa Day says:

    Excellent bookThrough engaging story As usual the storyline pulls you in and has you on the edge of your seat Highly recommend any book written by Mr Heppner.


  7. Chris Chris says:

    Won in a GoodReads First Reads giveaway I think this is one of those 4 Star books within a 5 Star series I say this because there is no true ending in this book It seems to leave off inconclusive I imagine book 1 was the same way Especially since this novel picked up with the main characters escaping a space station with some alien overlords in hot pursuit.So, to explain this universe as I have figured it out without reading the first book Cyrus Gant and Skar escaped High Station 3 and Won in a GoodReads First Reads giveaway I think this is one of those 4 Star books within a 5 Star series I say this because there is no true ending in this book It seems to leave off inconclusive I imagine book 1 was the same way Especially since this novel picked up with the main characters escaping a space station with some alien overlords in hot pursuit.So, to explain this universe as I have figured it out without reading the first book Cyrus Gant and Skar escaped High Station 3 and are in search of the Anointed One the one who will cast away the shackles of slavery for the human race and free them from the overbearing presence of the Kresh large dinosaur looking aliens The Kresh currently inhabit some planets, which the humans attmepted to colonize I assume in the frst book the humans met resistance and we thrown into slavery The Kresh also have dabbled in genetic modification with their cattle This has resulted in some new classes of humans vomags soldiers , bo taw psionic masters , and some other specialized professions Of note another alien insect race are in constant battle with the Kresh on various planets They are known as Chirr and are worse for humanity overall In addiiton, cyborgs think cybermen from Dr Who are outside the planetary system and want to get in on the fighting so they can convert all the fleshies into new cyborgs.So we have Cyrus human and Skar a vomag who escape down to a planetary moon where the Kresh have set up a game preserve, except the game are humansprimative humans The novel follows cyrus in his quest to find the Anointed One by ways of one of the tribal clans known as Beserkers The novel also takes point of view into Klane, the Anointed One, as he adventures in the Kresh city on the moon and discovers important truths in the universe Other POVs include a Kresh and a mentalist a human psionic that works as a lab tech to get into people s minds.Overall the story was very fast paced and had lots of action and adventure It was not hard to adopt to the new universe even without reading the previous book The author has a page at the back that indicates his influences, but honestly if you did not read that, you would still know as multiple references are made to Spartacus.Specifically, I enjoyed the new psionic abilities of the characters and how they interacted with varying intelligencesfrom Kresh to primative tribes and including the other aliens at times The fighting was somewhat original and the writing was descriptive to give a good picture but at times I did feel like i could lose the multiple refernces to the Latin Kings andreferences to the physical differences between the GM humans as I believe there were differnces amongst every class and I found it difficult to keep remebering who looked like what As a consequence I just picture all of the humans as normal humansNote, the cover art depicts a scene from the very first action sequence with Cyrus and Skar And although it is very good looking, it does not really tell the story of what is happening in this book


  8. Jeannie Walker Jeannie Walker says:

    This novel is a sci fi sequel I personally have always loved science, and I really like stories filled with a sense of adventure.There are a lot of people who do believe aliens and other worlds exist in outer space What I know for a fact is there was an occurrence my family and I, my friends and an entire city experienced when a bright light lit up a nighttime sky Everything with a motor went dead until the bright light disappeared as suddenly as it had appeared None of us turned a pasty whi This novel is a sci fi sequel I personally have always loved science, and I really like stories filled with a sense of adventure.There are a lot of people who do believe aliens and other worlds exist in outer space What I know for a fact is there was an occurrence my family and I, my friends and an entire city experienced when a bright light lit up a nighttime sky Everything with a motor went dead until the bright light disappeared as suddenly as it had appeared None of us turned a pasty white color, but everyone was concerned about what caused the strange occurrence At the time, we lived near a Strategic Air Command base.So, who really can say what the truth is about aliens and their shores I think this author might cast a Teleport Spell on you, and I believe this novel has magical potency.Jeannie Walker Award Winning Author


  9. Ricardo Portella Ricardo Portella says:

    Secrets revealedThis sequel to Alien Honor is as good as the first Cyrus continues his saga to escape the arrogant Kresh, and now he counts with the help of humans native of Fenris system Everything depends on a prophecy


  10. Alexander Zakharov Alexander Zakharov says:

    the story originally seemed to be well thought through buthowever, further down the road it gets discontinuous In that sense it is similar to web mind highborn mess in previous books, but so far the story is barely connected to previous trilogy which is good, I think It seems like author had a sketchy high level plan but fails to fill the gaps sometimes The characters are sometimes volatile the author proposes convenient explanations, but it happens too often and too easy Some characters the story originally seemed to be well thought through buthowever, further down the road it gets discontinuous In that sense it is similar to web mind highborn mess in previous books, but so far the story is barely connected to previous trilogy which is good, I think It seems like author had a sketchy high level plan but fails to fill the gaps sometimes The characters are sometimes volatile the author proposes convenient explanations, but it happens too often and too easy Some characters seem to be completely unnecessary Like they were supposed to play some important part, but then the plan changed Or may be they will flourish in the next book and just hang around yet Still 5 stars It s a good read, great background story, feels somehow refreshing Similar to what I felt reading sci if stories from 80x Really appreciated, thank you for a great time