Starshine (Aurora Rising Book One) - G.S. Jennsen

Starshine (Aurora Rising Book One)

By G.S. Jennsen

  • Release Date: 2014-03-23
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 251 Ratings


Space is vast and untamed, and it holds many secrets. Now two individuals from opposite ends of settled space are on a collision course with the darkest of those secrets, even as the world threatens to explode around them.

The year is 2322.

Humanity has expanded into the stars, inhabiting over 100 worlds across a third of the galaxy. Though thriving as never before, they have discovered neither alien life nor the key to utopia. Earth struggles to retain authority over far-flung planets and free-wheeling corporations while an uneasy armistice with a breakaway federation hangs by a thread as the former rebels rise in wealth and power.               

Alexis Solovy is Earth Alliance royalty, her father a fallen war hero and her mother an influential military leader. But she seeks only the freedom of space and has made a fortune by reading the patterns in the chaos to discover the hidden wonders of the stars.

Nothing about her latest objective suggests the secret it conceals will turn her life— not to mention the entire galaxy—upside down. But a chance encounter with a mysterious spy leads to a discovery which will thrust Alex into the middle of a galactic power struggle and a sinister conspiracy, whether she likes it or not.

When faced with its greatest challenge, will humanity rise to triumph or fall to ruin?

Aurora Rising is an epic tale of galaxy-spanning adventure, of the thrill of discovery and the unquenchable desire to reach ever farther into the unknown. It's a tale of humanity at its best and worst, of love and loss, of fear and heroism. It's the story of a woman who sought the stars and found more than anyone imagined possible.


  • Thumbs up

    By msd184
    I liked it.
  • Starshine

    By Skeeter an
    Good series, but for me too long. Could have shortened it by a book.
  • Star shine -Aurora rising

    By zeusboo
    Entertains and complex plot
  • Intrigue and Romance!

    By Westoversteve
    I enjoyed the development of the characters and the plots within plots. First story went fast, so now I'm ready for the continuation! It's a small joy to find a new author and share their stories! Looking forward to the rest of the story!
  • Outstanding

    By mtnmike99
    Storytelling at its very best! Wonderfully crafted characters. I'm waiting impatiently for Book 2 to download. Thank you for the experience👍🏻
  • Starshine

    By Sojourn1955
    A captivating book with the twists and turns of two galactic forces who refuse to be concerned about who is manipulating them into a second galactic war. Cannot wait to read more.
  • Amazing book!

    By Omgquittellingmenameistaken
    Wonderful book full of complex characters set in a richly imagined sci fi world. Seriously couldn’t put this book down until I found out what the heck was going on! It’s so good!