Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Release Date: April 16, 2019
Publisher: Crown Books
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
In the highly anticipated Nyxia Triad series finale, Emmett and the Genesis team must join forces with a surprising set of allies if they’re ever to make it home alive.
Desperate to return home to Earth and claim the reward Babel promised, Emmett and the Genesis team join forces with the Imago. Babel’s initial attack left their home city in ruins, but that was just part of the Imago’s plan. They knew one thing Babel didn’t. This world is coming to an end.
Eden’s two moons are on a collision course no one can prevent. After building eight secret launch stations, the Imago hoped to lure Babel down to their doomed planet as they left it behind. A perfect plan until the Genesis team’s escape route was destroyed.
Now the group must split up to survive the hostile terrain and reach another launch station. As both sides struggle for the upper hand, the fight leads inevitably back into space, where Emmett, his crewmates, and their new allies will fight one final battle for control of the Genesis ships. Win this time, and they’ll survive Babel’s twisted game once and for all. As the Imago world falls, this is the last chance to rise.
Nyxia Uprising is the third and final installment in author Scott Reintgen's The Nyxia Triad. Things you should know: The story takes place right where Nyxia Unleashed finished. This isn't just Emmett Atwater's story this time out. The author actually uses several other key characters like Longwei Yu, Morning Rodriquez, & Anton Stepanov to tell what is happening in various other places on the planet of Magnia. Yes, I would recommend that you read the books as they were released so that you don't get confused as to whom you are supposed to be rooting for.
But, if you haven't read the first two books, all four of these characters are members of Genesis 11 or 12 which came from Earth to settle and mine for Nyxia for the Babel Corporation which has made claims that the survivors will be millionaire's once they return home. Each one of these characters comes from a background that doesn't offer much of any hope on Earth. Emmett and his teammates have discovered many of Babel's secrets along the which has set them on a course directly against Babel, especially DeFoe, the so called King of Babel.
Welp, let's just say from the first part of the book until the breath taking ending, this is an interesting ride. The story takes place not only on the planet, but also on Tower Space Station orbitting the planet as the struggle against Babel continues. The story is filled with action, suspense, a bit of romance, and enough diversity to keep even the most stringent hard ass diversity harpy happy. Emmett and his friends have made allies of the people known as the Imago. They even fought alongside them after Babel attacked the Imago.
But Babel has no clue what is about to happen. The Imago know that the moons are on a collision source and they need to get off Magnia quickly. If they can help the Genesis crew return home to Earth, they hope they will be welcomed as well. One of the sub plots of this story happens between Emmett and Morning. Working together against Babel brings Emmett and Morning together at last. Emmett’s recognition of Morning’s superior skills and smarts is fresh and appealing. One could say that Emmett knew when to shut up and let Morning take charge when things are the most dangerous.
Overall, I definitely feel satisfied by the ending even though there was more death than I was expecting. The death scenes were probably the hardest for me to read but also a truth that even young men and women are not indestructible when it comes to dying in order to save your friends, and fight for a cause that was thrust upon you by a greedy and unsavory corporation who has made trillions off your hard work.