The Wulver’s Library‘s Review of ReDawn by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson
I recently read ReDawn by Janci Patterson and Brandon Sanderson, the second Skyward Flight novella set between Starsight and Cytonic. This is another that follows a different character in the series. For this one, we focus on Alanik of the planet ReDawn who crash landed on Detritus. They eventually meet Jorgen and FM of Skyward Flight and find that the consideration of peace from the Superiority is going ahead but Alanik does not trust their lies. They turn to Skyward Flight who may have the power to save their planets or discover their secrets.
These novellas are a great edition to Sanderson’s Skyward world and give us more of Patterson as a writer. ReDawn takes a different perspective from Sunreach where we are thrust into an alien culture with Alanik. These are an enjoyable race to read but may not be the most unique that I have read. The way that Alanik speaks and conforms themselves is a refreshing take on the story and really broadens the scope of the universe we have been introduced to previously.
The exploration and transportation of this story is handled well. We are told more about the Cytonic powers and those (cute) slugs that help our team but the descriptive writing did take away from the story when I felt it needed a little push. There was a lot to digest at points but when the story hit it was engaging from beginning to end.
Patterson has really come into her own here and I’m excited for more stories from her and this universe.