The Phoenix Darkness - Richard L. Sanders

The Phoenix Darkness

Artist Richard L. Sanders

  • Release Date: 2015-09-05
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 95 Ratings


The hour is grim for the Empire, which has split into opposing sides. Civil War rages between Queen Kalila Akira and Steward Caerwyn Martel. As all Imperial forces are dragged into the conflict, threatening to destroy the once mighty Imperial fleet, enemies abroad have their sights set on the juicy, and ever more defenseless, human worlds. Rotham invasion seems imminent and unstoppable.

Summers and the Nighthawk race against Blackmoth and Tristan, each hoping to reach Zander first, and get to his stockpile of isotome weapons. Meanwhile Raidan has underhanded plans.

Calvin and his team venture into Rotham space to spy on the enemy. It is vital that they collect intelligence on the Rotham fleet and get it back to the queen so she can stop any Rotham invasion. But, unbeknownst to them, one member of the team is a traitor, and has put them all in grave danger.

In the deepest regions of Forbidden Space, whispers abound that the Dread Fleet has awoken, charged with the purpose of purging the galaxy, and bringing to pass the Final Darkness.


  • Beginning of the end

    By Grizzz1
    Cannot wait for the last book. Full of intrigue, suspense and treachery.
  • Wow

    By Twistedkila
    Omg this is so good. I'm very excited for the next book.
  • Incredible

    By smullenn
    I don't know how this series hasn't received more attention. I've read science fiction for most of my life, including works from Isaac Asimov, L. Ron Hubbard, and Orson Scott Card. I would add this series to my favorites list alongside Foundation, Ender's Game, and Dune. The book is so hard to put down because the storytelling is fast paced, the characters are engaging, and the political controversies are believable. Can't wait for the epic conclusion!
  • Love it, can't wait for the conclusion.

    By Sgt Satch
    Richard is on his way to becoming one of the best. This was a great continuation of the previous books in the series. I'm looking forward to the final chapters. Well done.
  • Loved it

    By Mike Underwood
    Cannot wait for the next book