Review: ReDawn by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson


Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆
Title: ReDawn
Author: Brandon Sanderson & Janci Patterson
Series: Skyward #2.2
Genre: Science Fiction
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Suzy Jackson
Length: 7 hours (229 pages)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: October 26, 2021
Source: Audible Subscription
Recommended for fans of: Skyward


From #1 bestselling author Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson comes the second of three Skyward series novellas, each told from the perspective of a different member of the team back on Detritus. Read Alanik’s story between Starsight and Cytonic.

“Don’t trust their lies. Don’t trust their false peace.” That is the warning that Alanik of the planet ReDawn gave the human pilot Spensa after Alanik’s ship crash-landed on Detritus. While accepting an invitation to meet with her people’s enemy, the Galactic Superiority, Alanik heard Spensa’s cry for help across the vastness of space, and she used her cytonic powers to hyperjump her ship to the source of that cry. What she found there was a shock—a whole planet of free humans fighting against the Superiority. Were they the allies her people desperately needed?

When she recovered from her injuries and met the friendly humans Jorgen and FM of Skyward Flight, she found that her warning to Spensa had gone unheeded by the government of Detritus, and they were considering a peace overture from the Superiority. Now having returned to ReDawn, Alanik is dismayed to learn that her own people are falling into the exact same trap.

The faction in ReDawn’s government that wants to appease the Superiority has gained the upper hand. With Alanik’s mentor, Renakin captured, she has no one to turn to but Jorgen, FM, and their friend Rig. An ancient technology may have the power to save both of their planets from disaster, but can they discover its secrets before it’s too late?


Like Sunreach, ReDawn adds so much to the world of Skyward, and readers who think they can skip these novellas are missing out.

ReDawn focuses on Alanik, an alien who appears very briefly in Starsight before Spensa impersonates her and takes over his mission. For such an important character, we know very little about her until this novella.

I loved learning more about another alien species, their home planet, and their politics with the Superiority. This also gives more insights into what the Skyward flight was up to while Spensa was away.

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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