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From #1 bestselling author Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson comes the second of three Skyward series novellas, each told from the perspective of a different member of the team back on Detritus. Read Alanik’s story between Starsight and Cytonic. “Don’t trust their lies. Don’t trust their false peace.” That is the warning that Alanik of the planet ReDawn gave the human p From #1 bestselling author Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson comes the second of three Skyward series novellas, each told from the perspective of a different member of the team back on Detritus. Read Alanik’s story between Starsight and Cytonic. “Don’t trust their lies. Don’t trust their false peace.” That is the warning that Alanik of the planet ReDawn gave the human pilot Spensa after Alanik’s ship crash-landed on Detritus. While accepting an invitation to meet with her people’s enemy, the Galactic Superiority, Alanik heard Spensa’s cry for help across the vastness of space, and she used her cytonic powers to hyperjump her ship to the source of that cry. What she found there was a shock—a whole planet of free humans fighting against the Superiority. Were they the allies her people desperately needed? When she recovered from her injuries and met the friendly humans Jorgen and FM of Skyward Flight, she found that her warning to Spensa had gone unheeded by the government of Detritus, and they were considering a peace overture from the Superiority. Now having returned to ReDawn, Alanik is dismayed to learn that her own people are falling into the exact same trap. The faction in ReDawn’s government that wants to appease the Superiority has gained the upper hand. With Alanik’s mentor, Renakin captured, she has no one to turn to but Jorgen, FM, and their friend Rig. An ancient technology may have the power to save both of their planets from disaster, but can they discover its secrets before it’s too late?


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From #1 bestselling author Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson comes the second of three Skyward series novellas, each told from the perspective of a different member of the team back on Detritus. Read Alanik’s story between Starsight and Cytonic. “Don’t trust their lies. Don’t trust their false peace.” That is the warning that Alanik of the planet ReDawn gave the human p From #1 bestselling author Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson comes the second of three Skyward series novellas, each told from the perspective of a different member of the team back on Detritus. Read Alanik’s story between Starsight and Cytonic. “Don’t trust their lies. Don’t trust their false peace.” That is the warning that Alanik of the planet ReDawn gave the human pilot Spensa after Alanik’s ship crash-landed on Detritus. While accepting an invitation to meet with her people’s enemy, the Galactic Superiority, Alanik heard Spensa’s cry for help across the vastness of space, and she used her cytonic powers to hyperjump her ship to the source of that cry. What she found there was a shock—a whole planet of free humans fighting against the Superiority. Were they the allies her people desperately needed? When she recovered from her injuries and met the friendly humans Jorgen and FM of Skyward Flight, she found that her warning to Spensa had gone unheeded by the government of Detritus, and they were considering a peace overture from the Superiority. Now having returned to ReDawn, Alanik is dismayed to learn that her own people are falling into the exact same trap. The faction in ReDawn’s government that wants to appease the Superiority has gained the upper hand. With Alanik’s mentor, Renakin captured, she has no one to turn to but Jorgen, FM, and their friend Rig. An ancient technology may have the power to save both of their planets from disaster, but can they discover its secrets before it’s too late?

30 review for ReDawn

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lia Carstairs

    THIS CLIFFHANGER IS SO CRUEL, IT JUST ENDED LIKE THAT😭 cytonic better have answers concerning these guys bc i need to know asap (4.5⭐) ______ AN ALANIK NOVELLA IM SO EXCITED this is definitely something i never knew i needed in my life

  2. 4 out of 5

    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    I’m loving these! Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾

  3. 5 out of 5

    ☆She’s Book Obsessed☆

    ReDawn ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review: Awww I love them so much they’re all my babies<33 Sometimes I just put the book down and stare at the wall hallucinating about Spensa just randomly popping up and joining the fight- It NeVeR hApPeNs:( I’m I sensing potential romance between Arturo and Alanik??? <3 I’M SO SORRY JORGEN I LOVE U I FELT UR PAIN😖

  4. 4 out of 5

    Pippin Hart • The Pigeon

    A third book AND two novellas? What a marvelous addition to the SLU (Spensa Literary Universe)

  5. 4 out of 5

    Valliya Rennell

    4 stars **Although this is a spoiler free review (spoilers are hidden), there may be spoilers for previous books in series (scroll down)** What an amazing novella! Pacing? Exquisite (for the most part). World-expansion? YES! Totally new civilisation explored. Intrigue? Yes! Read in basically one sitting. Huge, huge fan. ReDawn follows Alanik as she attempts to forge an alliance between her people, the UrDail, and the humans. Of course, not everything goes to plan as the Superiority is constantly p 4 stars **Although this is a spoiler free review (spoilers are hidden), there may be spoilers for previous books in series (scroll down)** What an amazing novella! Pacing? Exquisite (for the most part). World-expansion? YES! Totally new civilisation explored. Intrigue? Yes! Read in basically one sitting. Huge, huge fan. ReDawn follows Alanik as she attempts to forge an alliance between her people, the UrDail, and the humans. Of course, not everything goes to plan as the Superiority is constantly pursuing their own agenda, and rival factions on both Detritus and ReDawn are in disagreement about the best courses of action. At what cost will this alliance be established? First off, the pacing was so so good. The first half of the novella is an absolute banger. First we get introduced to ReDawn and the basic politics of the UrDail, which sheds a light on how planets that aren't strictly part of the Superiority but aren't fully isolated either function during this conflict. Furthermore, the setting is so atmospheric! The UrDail live in huge floating trees in the atmosphere of a gas giant whose noxious gases contribute to a reddish-purplish miasma that make the planet appear to be in a constant state of dawn. !!! Epic. Quickly, however the stakes are raised due to Superiority pressure and attacks causing Alanik to be forced back to Skyward Flight and attempt negotiations. Because the main characters' actions aren't strictly legal, the entire 90-ish pages that follow turn out to be a massive action sequence (or something near to it). Things slow down extremely at that point. However, this doesn't last long as soon new threads are revealed and I was hooked again. Next, I was shocked at how much happened plot wise that will have a strong significance on the main plot. One qualm that I had about Sunreach was that it didn't feel like all that much happened in its 200 pages that would have a significant effect on the main storyline. This novella is different. As a person who doesn't yet know what occurs in Cytonic, I can't comment on if the things that occurred here come into play, but they're so integral to the state of the human society that surely they must. I appreciate that a lot because with novellas sometimes they're quite useless. This one isn't. This didn't quite achieve 5 stars because my enjoyment level just wasn't there yet and I thought that the narration should have been a tad more demonstrative of the difference in UrDail vs human cultures. ... oh and Cuna felt irrelevant, which kind of felt like an oversight or an inconvenience to write about. To sum up, this was great. We get more of the cool Skyward Flight banter. We get a new world. Constant excitement. I loved seeing human traditions through the eyes of an UrDail. We get more Arturo (probably my favorite Skyward Flight member other than Spensa herself). And it was a lot of fun. Now less than two weeks remain till Cytonic releases and I am so so hyped. -------------------------- Books in Series: #1 Skyward: ★★★★★ #2 Starsight: ★★★★.5 #2.1 Sunreach: ★★★.5 #2.2 ReDawn: ★★★★

  6. 5 out of 5

    exploraDora

    Another great novella from the Skyward series! This time following the alien Alanik on her home planet, ReDawn. There's also a lot of Jorgen, FM, Rigs and the rest of the Skyward gang in it. We are told more about the Cytonic powers and the cute hyper-jumping slugs. There's also a lot of action, world building and character development. Now I can't wait to read Cytonic! Another great novella from the Skyward series! This time following the alien Alanik on her home planet, ReDawn. There's also a lot of Jorgen, FM, Rigs and the rest of the Skyward gang in it. We are told more about the Cytonic powers and the cute hyper-jumping slugs. There's also a lot of action, world building and character development. Now I can't wait to read Cytonic!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Yeganeh(Taylor's version)

    Note: It is recommended that you read ReDawn after Starsight and before Cytonic (to be released) as it’s not just another PoV novella, but furthers the plot in a meaningfully too. I'm very surprised of how much i love this novella series that both Sanderson and Patterson collaborated on it , and it further proof this series is very well and smartly written. and i say that because i love novella and getting more content form a series , but i just have hard time with most of novella's even the Note: It is recommended that you read ReDawn after Starsight and before Cytonic (to be released) as it’s not just another PoV novella, but furthers the plot in a meaningfully too. I'm very surprised of how much i love this novella series that both Sanderson and Patterson collaborated on it , and it further proof this series is very well and smartly written. and i say that because i love novella and getting more content form a series , but i just have hard time with most of novella's even the series i absolutely loved. that being said ,one thing i absolutely appreciate is that i love this two author's take on the whole alien and humankind race and sci-fi. every often when a good sci-fi and specifically alien-type story is hyped , it's about humans and alien being enemy and the alien part has the better facility and technology and furthermore , the difficulty between this two race. and that's fine , it's an interesting concept per se , and that's why books like " the Aurora Cycle ". what i really like about this book is the concept of humankind and alien-ship (basically) making alliance and peace together and that was explored very well.it brought another side of this complicated with us and the alien's we always talk badly of. this novel emphasized a lot on that , and I'm glad it does exist.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Nadine

    ReDawn is the second of the Skyward novellas that takes place between Skyward and Starsight. ReDawn follows Alanik in her mission to convince the human to becomes allies to her people of ReDawn. Like the previous novella, Sunreach, ReDawn’s stakes are real and will have an effect on the next full length novel, Cytonic. I’m jumping ahead, but the ending of this novel had me picking up my jaw from the floor. ReDawn also gives readers a more in-depth look at another alien race in the Skyward univer ReDawn is the second of the Skyward novellas that takes place between Skyward and Starsight. ReDawn follows Alanik in her mission to convince the human to becomes allies to her people of ReDawn. Like the previous novella, Sunreach, ReDawn’s stakes are real and will have an effect on the next full length novel, Cytonic. I’m jumping ahead, but the ending of this novel had me picking up my jaw from the floor. ReDawn also gives readers a more in-depth look at another alien race in the Skyward universe. I’m excited to read more about Alanik and her potential budding relationship in Cytonic. Overall, ReDawn is another fantastic addition to the Skyward universe that ups the stakes and will certainly have an impact on the events of Cytonic while giving readers a glimpse of what Skyward Flight is up to without Spensa.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Benvon

    Great as always, for it being a novella in between the main story I was surprised how much this really upped the stakes for the Skyward universe. Also nice to see the universe expanded a bit and get look into the ReDawn society. I almost want to get Evershore now before Cytonic…

  10. 4 out of 5

    Shardblade

    This is slowly becoming my favorite young adult series, the only other series that is higher in my eyes as of now is Percy Jackson. But if Sanderson sticks the landing with the last 2 novels of Skyward I could see myself recommending this series to friends I know that don't read Science fiction as a potential gateway into the genre. There is enough there in both the full length novels and the novellas to please fans of young adult and people that tend to stray away from the genre. These 2 novell This is slowly becoming my favorite young adult series, the only other series that is higher in my eyes as of now is Percy Jackson. But if Sanderson sticks the landing with the last 2 novels of Skyward I could see myself recommending this series to friends I know that don't read Science fiction as a potential gateway into the genre. There is enough there in both the full length novels and the novellas to please fans of young adult and people that tend to stray away from the genre. These 2 novellas have got me really hyped for my copy of Cytonic to get here in a few weeks which I will be dropping everything for when it arrives.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    Star Rating: —> 5 Stars Absolutely freaking fantastic ! So completely & totally excited for Cytonic!!!!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    Wow! All of those twists and that ending 😳 Incredible!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Cait | GoodeyReads

    Of course Brandon Sanderson would change my opinion on novellas. Another great one! READY FOR CYTONIC!!!! This gave more information to some other sides of the story and I liked learning more about the other species that are part of the universe. Getting to see my favorite crew work together, fighting the Superiority and loving on the taynix.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Proserpina

    RTC === Are you telling me starsight managed to make me forget the most important warning Alanik gave to spensa and that was DONT BELEVE THEIR PEACE? I was beginning to TRUST Cuna and the gang but now I feel gaslighted. I don't need sleep I need ANSWERS RTC === Are you telling me starsight managed to make me forget the most important warning Alanik gave to spensa and that was DONT BELEVE THEIR PEACE? I was beginning to TRUST Cuna and the gang but now I feel gaslighted. I don't need sleep I need ANSWERS

  15. 5 out of 5

    Brenda Waworga

    another fun Novella!! such a great bridge between Starsight and Cytonic… and think it’s important to read before Cytonic considering some of the events that happened in ReDawn and again… i really want a SLUG!! they are so adorable

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mogsy (MMOGC)

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2021/10/31/... ReDawn is the second volume in the Skyward series of novellas, which is looking more and more like recommended reading before Cytonic comes out despite these books being about the different flight squad members other than Spensa. One of my criticisms about the previous book, Sunreach, was that it felt too much like a “throwaway” story, but that’s not looking like the case anymore, as more impactful world-changing events ar 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2021/10/31/... ReDawn is the second volume in the Skyward series of novellas, which is looking more and more like recommended reading before Cytonic comes out despite these books being about the different flight squad members other than Spensa. One of my criticisms about the previous book, Sunreach, was that it felt too much like a “throwaway” story, but that’s not looking like the case anymore, as more impactful world-changing events are starting to happen. In this one, the attention switches tack to fall on Alanik, an outsider from the planet ReDawn who had the misfortune of crashlanding onto Detritus. But what she found there were a group of humans and possible allies with aims that were similar to her people’s—to fight against their shared enemy, the Galactic Superiority. Following her recovery, Alanik mets Jorgen and FM of Defiant Defense Force’s Skyward Flight. As graciously as she is being treated, however, it is clear that the higher-ups of the DDF don’t entirely trust Alanik, nor are they willing to commit the forces to help her cause. With alarm, Alanik also discovers that the humans are considering the peace overture being offered by the Superiority, falling into the same trap as the people of ReDawn. It appears no one has heeded Spensa’s warning of false peace, so it is up to a group of rogue pilots to take matters into their own hands, risking their futures on a hope that their Cytonic slugs will give them the upper hand. Thus far, these novellas are doing a great job fulfilling their purpose of shining the spotlight on the supporting characters and giving readers a chance to know them better. Alanik is a great example, as she was in the background for much of the novels in the main series, but that didn’t mean I wasn’t curious about her character or her origins. ReDawn became an opportunity to learn about her planet, its people and their customs, and it is here that Brandon Sanderson’s flair for anything world-building related could be felt most strongly. In terms of the writing though, it is still rather evident that it is Janci Patterson taking on most of those duties. That said, I was impressed. With Sunreach, Patterson may have had limited opportunity to stretch her creative muscles, with FM sounding so similar to Spensa. With Alanik, however, it’s a whole different ball game. Her voice was distinct enough to give a clear sense that we were dealing with an alien culture. This was reflected in everything from the character’s internal thought processes to her speech patterns (as well as her oftentimes hilarious translations of human sayings), a not insignificant feat especially since the end results were quite convincing. I listened to the audiobook, so a special shoutout also goes to Suzy Jackson who narrates this series, but still managed to sound like a completely different person when she was reading Alanik. This novella also moved the series arc forward quite considerably, and as I mentioned, there were some pretty big, consequential developments. More about the Cytonic slugs have been revealed as their role in this saga continues to expand, and my mind is still blown by all the things they’re being used for (though to be fair, that has been one of the joys of this series since the beginning). And then there was that gut-punch of an ending, which made me feel heartsick yet also intrigued as to what this bombshell would mean for the members of Skyward Flight going forward. Needless to say, I’m excited for the next chapter of this series, which would be Cytonic— still a few weeks out from publication as of this writing. But then I’ll also be looking forward to Evershore, the third novella, which would be coming out approximately a month after that. While I might have been skeptical before, ReDawn has convinced me that there may be more merit to these novellas than previously thought, and considering the way it wrapped up, I have a feeling the next one will be quite momentous.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Benton Chuter

    I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this novella! Some great twists and overall a compelling narrative. I never thought I'd feel sorry for (view spoiler)[Jorgen's parents (hide spoiler)] , what an ending :( I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this novella! Some great twists and overall a compelling narrative. I never thought I'd feel sorry for (view spoiler)[Jorgen's parents (hide spoiler)] , what an ending :(

  18. 5 out of 5

    Shreyas

    'ReDawn' (Skyward Flight #2, Cytoverse #2.2) by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson. Loved it as much as the first novella. Also, Holy shit! That ending. Can't wait to read the third novella. He was the enemy. It should feel good to kill him. It’s not as easy anymore, Arturo had said. Maybe it never should have been. 'ReDawn' (Skyward Flight #2, Cytoverse #2.2) by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson. Loved it as much as the first novella. Also, Holy shit! That ending. Can't wait to read the third novella. He was the enemy. It should feel good to kill him. It’s not as easy anymore, Arturo had said. Maybe it never should have been.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Catherine Kemp

    Another banger! The more I learn about this world, the more I fall in love with it. Now we count down the days until the next release.

  20. 5 out of 5

    marta the book slayer

    2.5 don’t really care about Alanik. The ending was pretty good though. Rtc november is science fiction month - not officially, but my tbr and I are celebrating 💫 brave new world 💫 welcome to the monkey house 💫 this is how you lose the time war 💫 dune 💫 all systems red 💫 oryx and crake 💫 legend (0.5/2/3 ) 💫 severence 💫 a psalm for the wild-built 💫 dark matter 💫 red rising 💫 the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy 💫 skyward (2/2.1/2.2/3/3.1) 2.5 don’t really care about Alanik. The ending was pretty good though. Rtc november is science fiction month - not officially, but my tbr and I are celebrating 💫 brave new world 💫 welcome to the monkey house 💫 this is how you lose the time war 💫 dune 💫 all systems red 💫 oryx and crake 💫 legend (0.5/2/3 ) 💫 severence 💫 a psalm for the wild-built 💫 dark matter 💫 red rising 💫 the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy 💫 skyward (2/2.1/2.2/3/3.1)

  21. 4 out of 5

    Leah

    ➙ 4¾⭐ ➙ Narration 😁 = Very Good ➙ Narrated by 🎙️Suzy Jackson ➙ YA Science Fiction ➙ Deep Space --Alien Planets ➙ Slugs *same review posted for Sunreach Sunreach: I think the slugs are the best part about this novella which is actually more like a short story at just over 200 pages. It follows FM and features Rig & Jorgen too. Redawn: This novella was just slightly longer and I actually liked this one even more than Sunreach. I really liked hearing Alanik’s POV, she added a lot to the overall story ➙ 4¾⭐ ➙ Narration 😁 = Very Good ➙ Narrated by 🎙️Suzy Jackson ➙ YA Science Fiction ➙ Deep Space --Alien Planets ➙ Slugs *same review posted for Sunreach Sunreach: I think the slugs are the best part about this novella which is actually more like a short story at just over 200 pages. It follows FM and features Rig & Jorgen too. Redawn: This novella was just slightly longer and I actually liked this one even more than Sunreach. I really liked hearing Alanik’s POV, she added a lot to the overall story arc. I love Suzy Jackson’s narration but I do wish they had kept her solely as the voice of Spensa. All in all, though, It was super cool to get a refresher about the Skyward Series with these two novella’s, and now, I am so ready for Cytonic coming out in December. 🅒🅐🅦🅟🅘🅛🅔 9.36/❿ 🅒haracters → 9.5 🅐tmosphere → 9.5 🅦riting → 9 🅟lot → 9 🅘ntrigue → 10 🅛ogic → 10 🅔njoyment → 9.5

  22. 4 out of 5

    Insiya.

    I am loving these!!! Can't wait for Cytonic!! I am loving these!!! Can't wait for Cytonic!!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kinga

    I thought that novellas (especially if they are only additions to the main series itself) would be mostly sidequests, with a happy storyline where we get to know one of a few other characters more than in the original series… Well Sanderson doesn’t play by this rule apparently. The ending caught me completely off guard, I’m still not over it and now I’m even more eager to finally start Cytonic. At this point nobody is surprised how fast Brandon’s books are published, even with a co-author it’s impr I thought that novellas (especially if they are only additions to the main series itself) would be mostly sidequests, with a happy storyline where we get to know one of a few other characters more than in the original series… Well Sanderson doesn’t play by this rule apparently. The ending caught me completely off guard, I’m still not over it and now I’m even more eager to finally start Cytonic. At this point nobody is surprised how fast Brandon’s books are published, even with a co-author it’s impressive how we got two (quite long) novellas that actually moved the story forward.

  24. 4 out of 5

    The Wulver's Library

    I recently read ReDawn by Janci Patterson and Brandon Sanderson, the second Skyward Flight novella set between Starsight and Cytonic. This is another that follows a different character in the series. For this one, we focus on Alanik of the planet ReDawn who crash landed on Detritus. They eventually meet Jorgen and FM of Skyward Flight and found that the consideration of peace from the Superiority is going ahead but Alanik does not trust their lies. They turn to Skyward Flight who may have the po I recently read ReDawn by Janci Patterson and Brandon Sanderson, the second Skyward Flight novella set between Starsight and Cytonic. This is another that follows a different character in the series. For this one, we focus on Alanik of the planet ReDawn who crash landed on Detritus. They eventually meet Jorgen and FM of Skyward Flight and found that the consideration of peace from the Superiority is going ahead but Alanik does not trust their lies. They turn to Skyward Flight who may have the power to save their planets or discover their secrets. These novellas are a great edition to Sanderson's Skyward world and gives us more of Patterson as a writer. ReDawn takes a different perspective from Sunreach where we are thrust into an alien culture with Alanik. These are an enjoyable race to read but may not be the most unique that I have read. The way that Alanik speaks and conforms themselves is a refreshing take on the story and really broadens the scope of the universe we have been introduced to previously. The exploration and transportation of this story is handled well. We are told more about the Cytonic powers and those (cute) slugs that help our team but the descriptive writing did take away from the story when I felt it needed a little push. There was a lot to digest at points but when they story hit it was engaging from beginning to end. Patterson has really came into her own here and I'm excited for more stories from her and this universe.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Bec (becklebooks)

    3.5 stars.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Lindsey

    I am thoroughly enjoying these Skyward novellas!! I loved learning more about Alanik and the whole concept of the ReDawn planet is stunning. And the slugs again, of course. Boomslug ❤️ Officially ready for Cytonic to release at the end of next month and then Evershore novella in December!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Maximus

    Novella #1 - Sunreach - was an entertaining read. While it did help tie some story pieces together, there were some aspects that seemed a little out of character for some of the main characters in the story. I listened to the Audible edition a couple of times and would probably give it a 7/10. Novella #2 - ReDawn - was much more action packed. While some of the twists and turns weren’t too unexpected, the ending….I mean whoosh, what an ending. 9/10 for me, but I’ll be reading it again prior to Cy Novella #1 - Sunreach - was an entertaining read. While it did help tie some story pieces together, there were some aspects that seemed a little out of character for some of the main characters in the story. I listened to the Audible edition a couple of times and would probably give it a 7/10. Novella #2 - ReDawn - was much more action packed. While some of the twists and turns weren’t too unexpected, the ending….I mean whoosh, what an ending. 9/10 for me, but I’ll be reading it again prior to Cytonic coming out. Great, great addition to the series. Fwiw, I’m a middle-aged dad who will enjoy talking about this one with my two teenage girls once they finish it. But as a dad who has read a ton of Sanderson’s books (as well as other enjoyable authors) I was seriously blown away by that ending. Did that really just happen? And now I’ll be counting the days until Cytonic releases, and then Evershore. Hopefully Book 4 won’t take a full two years to be published.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Joshua Harkey

    Circling back to get up a review on this one... I really liked ReDawn! This book got me excited about the potential for spinoff Cosmere novellas by other authors one day! If they can make Cosmere stuff like this happen, I'm all for it! Sunreach was more like Skyward, with so much focus on the humans on Detritus... ReDawn is like Starsight in the way that it takes us deep into an alien world and culture. These aliens aren't the most unique or weird among the Cytoverse aliens, but I still really enj Circling back to get up a review on this one... I really liked ReDawn! This book got me excited about the potential for spinoff Cosmere novellas by other authors one day! If they can make Cosmere stuff like this happen, I'm all for it! Sunreach was more like Skyward, with so much focus on the humans on Detritus... ReDawn is like Starsight in the way that it takes us deep into an alien world and culture. These aliens aren't the most unique or weird among the Cytoverse aliens, but I still really enjoyed them. The themes that this book set out to explore were handled a bit bluntly I think, but there was enough there to appreciate. My other main critique is that the ending (like Sunreach) felt rather tacked on. I feel like the book resolved a few chapters early and then... kept going on into something new. (heh, perhaps it's also like Starsight in that way?) Anyways, those are my nitpicks but for the most part I just enjoyed the ride in this book. The characters were a delight and the story kept me engaged the whole way!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jeramie Vens

    I am so excited for Cytonic to find out the other half of what is going on in this story. I already liked Alanik before I read this, but now she is one of my top 3 favorite characters of this series. I loved getting to learn more about the UrDail and ReDawn, and seeing the similarities and differences between the UrDail and Humans. There was also the really fun reference in there about "some book about a ring." I also really loved the trees as a unique and interesting world building aspect. Over I am so excited for Cytonic to find out the other half of what is going on in this story. I already liked Alanik before I read this, but now she is one of my top 3 favorite characters of this series. I loved getting to learn more about the UrDail and ReDawn, and seeing the similarities and differences between the UrDail and Humans. There was also the really fun reference in there about "some book about a ring." I also really loved the trees as a unique and interesting world building aspect. Overall this was a great addition to a great series.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Evan Quade

    The next Skyward Flight novella is from the viewpoint of Alanik, an ally with the humans and of the UrDail from her home planet ReDawn. One who I definitely recall. I enjoyed getting more of the vision of another land rather than Detritus we have gotten used to, expanding the scene of the greater universe even if this is not the Cosmere. And better understanding the personality and the livelihood of other life forms. I am ready for the official book three!

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