Emergence by Kim Harrison

June 13th, 2024 Kimberly Review 10 Comments

13th Jun

Emergence by Kim Harrison is the third audiobook narrated by Xe Sands in the Eclipsed Evolution trilogy. In this last installment, we shift from scientific study to politics between the humans and aliens known as “Neighbors.” Suspense, friendships, and reveals made for an interesting ending while still leaving the door open to explore more.

Emergence by Kim Harrison
by Kim Harrison
Series: Eclipsed Evolution #3
Narrator: Xe Sands
Length: 6 hours and 12 minutes
Genres: Science Fiction
Source: Publisher
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For better or worse, a solar eclipse brought humans and paranormal beings together, sparking one woman’s battle to master magic or lose our world, in this riveting serialized adventure from the New York Times bestselling author of The Hollows.

As time has passed, Dr. Renee Caisson has begun to see the demonic, alien August as more than a research subject or an unlikely colleague—they’ve become friends. And together, she and August have helped the two societies of Nextdoor and Earth through the confusion of first contact, the danger of misunderstandings, and the anger of mistreatment.

But when a popular blogger and conspiracy theorist twists August’s words, an uproar ensues, turning a powerful section of human society against the Neighbors—and resulting in Renee’s house arrest. “To protect you,” her could-be boyfriend, Major Jackson says, though that’s not how Renee sees it.

Torn between duty and friendship, August jumps Renee to freedom using the labyrinth, fully aware the journey might reveal more to her than she should know. The wily Neighbor has pieced together that Renee has been unconsciously using their magic, a fact that, if revealed, will cause more, not less conflict between their worlds.

For if the people of Earth can master their magic and exile his people again, the Neighbors will not survive.…

Audiobook friends scifi SUSPENSE

I had fun listening to this science fiction series and loved that it was brought to audio first. I recommend listening to the trilogy in order. We’ve learned a lot about the aliens who came to our world when a portal opened during an eclipse. I loved the scientist on both sides we’ve met, and the government officials of both, not so much.

In Emergence, we move away from the scientific discovery and focus more on the politics. We’ve reached the deals and agreements phase between the races. It was interesting knowing who to trust on both sides, and Renee gets herself into some trouble.

August and Renee discover who was behind the deaths of some Neighbors. Meanwhile, Noel makes it so the Neighbors can keep and close the portal. This leads to some unexpected consequence.

Harrison kept me engaged and thinking throughout the trilogy. We were left with possibilities to explore and I am really hoping we get the chance to explore more stories. The ending is very open and left me wanting.

The relationships, both personal and work related, were interesting and added depth to the story. I enjoyed seeing how they impacted decisions.

Fans of science fiction and alien encounters will want to grab the Eclipsed Evolution series. I highly recommend listening as Xe Sands does a spectacular job of giving voice to Renee and the characters both human and neighbor.

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About Kim Harrison

Kim Harrison, author of the New York Times #1 best selling Hollows series, was born in Detroit and lived most her her life within an easy drive. She's currently working on the Peri Reed Chronicles, and when not at her desk, is most likely to be found landscaping her new/old Victorian home, in the garden, or on the links.

About Xe Sands

Xe Sands

Xe Sands is an award-winning narrator known for her authentic characterizations and intimate delivery. She has more than a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration, performance, and visual art, including recordings of Wonderland by Stacey D'Erasmo, The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro, and Survival Lessons by Alice Hoffman. Sands has also been recognized for her engaging romance narrations and was named Most Impressive Narrator Discovery for titles such as Catch of the Day by Kristan Higgins and On Thin Ice by Anne Stuart.

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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10 Responses to “Emergence by Kim Harrison”

  1. Anne- Books of My Heart

    I agree. Scientists YES Politicians NO as Starbuck would say only with Food and Squirrels. I felt like things were left very open, almost a cliffhanger, because of Renee’s plans and the plans of the Neighbor’s govt . The US Military has some cause to be cautious. Also what is the deal with the therapist guy – Vaughn? He is something.