Aegis Incursion

The Aegis League Series Book 2

Young Adult - Sci-Fi
466 Pages
Reviewed on 04/07/2015
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Author Biography

S.S.Segran spent a good chunk of her childhood exploring the enchanted forest of a million tales in the mystical land of books. In her early teens, she began crafting intriguing new worlds and conjuring up characters who came alive with the flick of her wand... err... pen. With the publication of Aegis Rising in her senior year of high school, she was surprised by the abundance of time that magically appeared right after graduation. She plans to use this new found resource to expand the arc of the Aegis Series. Her future plans include studying Cognitive Science at university and helping youths in developing countries realize their potential through her non-profit organization, Aegis League (www.aegisleague.org)

When not devouring a book or writing one, S.S.Segran can be found standing behind the cauldron of life, stirring a potion made up of chores, parkour, gaming, drawing, horseback riding and--having recently jumped off a perfectly fine airplane at fifteen thousand feet - perhaps skydiving.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite

Aegis Incursion by S.S. Segran is the second book in the Aegis League series. The prologue in this sequel takes us to 1948 where a B-29 superfortress on a top secret mission crashes into Lake Mead and sinks to its watery grave remaining lost for 50 years. Cut to Great Falls, Montana where a group of friends has returned home to live their lives after disappearing in Northern Canada a year earlier when their plane went down - with no memories of what had happened to them after that crash. Meanwhile, in farmlands across the United States and around the world, vital crops are dying and soon famine begins, forcing nations to the brink of war. All of these events seem unrelated until you realize they are simply setting the scene for a battle between good and evil, darkness and those who will become the bearers of light.

Humanity, look how far you have fallen. All right, geek references aside, this is a great book to dive right into and a fantastic follow up to the first. Things are about to go really bad in the world and a small group of teens has to start to make things right. I can only imagine being one of these kids. What's worse - being teased in school for being ‘amnesiacs’ or having to bring down an evil, global organization? One of the best things about what author S.S. Segran has done here is that the book can be read as a stand-alone; you don't have to have read the first one, although I would recommend it as it is also a solid book. It is not often that I find myself getting hooked on a YA fantasy series, but this is one I am keeping on top of. Every page of the book is enjoyable and gives you new depth into the characters and story. I highly recommend this book.

Amazon Customer

The book is one of the few I have read that is a stand alone story. Most series novels require you to go back to the previous book/books to understand what is happening in the current story, not so here. Kudos!
This story is well written as was the first. It grabs your attention and keeps it. VERY hard to put it down! I am 73 and have been an avid reader since 4th grade, reading up to 3 or 4 books in a day when I was younger.
I venture to guess this author will have a great career. I keep thinking of "Pern" or "Valdemar" and I hope you are as successful.

Janice Joy

Great book, I really enjoyed both Aegis books but enjoyed this one more as it was easier to keep the characters straight. The first book I kept stalling on the names trying to remember how they were pronounced & then trying to place the names with the character. For me there were just to many strange names to keep track of. So in that respect I liked the second book better although I really enjoyed both books. I did enjoy the fact that you didn't have to wait one or two chapters to find out what the other characters were up to. The book flowed very nicely that way. If you liked the first book you won't be disappointed with this one. I'm looking forward to the next book.

Roland Spencer

I loved Aegis Rising and have been looking forward to continuing the series. As soon as this became available I grabbed a copy and planned to read a few chapters a night before bed... but it was just to gripping to stop. This book like the first is a wonderful combination of action, adventure, and mystery that thoroughly entertains from start to finish. I finished this entire book in one sitting and could not put it down. Now I have to wait for the next sequel :(

Jules

ook 2 in Aegis League series. The book was great! Nice job as a follow up to book 1 and even better job at wrapping the book up but leaving us thirsting for more--> book 3. This is the hardest thing about series reading: you must wait months between books.
This book has been worth the wait. Fantasy/paranormal story, magic, and good vs evil, they all combine to make a very successful story. The fabulous five friends are in high school together and have been inseparable since childhood . Last summer their airplane crashed on a small island. They were missing for weeks and when they finally returned they had no memories of that time, amnesiacs. Now, it's the following summer and the kids need a break from the ridicule of other kids (which is so sad to see what a hard time they've all had thru the school year; kids can be so cruel) and they need some fun time together to reaffirm their friendships and just to spend some time together. Well, it doesn't take long for things to get really weird, crazy and very fast pace. From that one moment, in front of the diner, it's practically non-stop action with their lives in constant danger. It's so awesome! I literally couldn't put it down! This book is a great book for YA because there isn't any profanity, sex or blood and guts, yet it's written so well that it is loved by older adults, as well. I especially love the humor, witt and love between the five plus their newest friends. I am,also dying to know who the mysterious, cloaked and oh-so evil character is with the blue sphere. He is definitely up-to-no-good in respects to the kids, the elders and the world. My only issue-- the third book is not written or released yet! Lol Book is well edited, and for ages 13+.

Marco den Ouden

This sequel to Aegis Rising is even better than the first book. The story follows five teenagers on a road trip from their home in Montana to California. But these aren't five ordinary teens. The year before they had crash landed in a plane in northern British Columbia and taken in by an isolated native tribe, hailed as the answer to an age old prophecy. The natives trained them in the first book, and they developed some special skills, powers if you will. They helped the natives overcome a deadly enemy and then were returned home, but with amnesia about the events of their summer.

In this sequel, the five's memories are re-wakened as they are called on to battle a ruthless power that has been affecting crops around the world, causing food shortages and riots. The reason for this group's actions is shrouded in mystery but they believe they are benefactors to mankind. (The road to hell is paved with good intentions, they say.) Without spoiling the story, I can say that our heroes save the day, but it is a temporary reprieve and sets up nicely for the third book in the quintology. (Which has not been written yet.)

The teens are a clever, talented bunch with engaging personalities. The story moves along quickly with lots of challenges facing the teens as they fight to stop the devastation of the crops. The story is more science fictiony than the first one with the mysterious enemy employing high-tech nanomites (microscopic robots), a particularly nasty enemy for the teens to fight. There are lots of thrills including a chase involving a giant mining truck. All in all, an engaging, fast-paced and exciting read. Looking forward to the next book in the series.