Radialloy

Radialloy The year is Andi Lloyd is content with her life as the assistant to her adoptive father a starship doctor but her secure world turns upside down when she begins uncovering secrets from her past

  • Title: Radialloy
  • Author: J. Grace Pennington
  • ISBN: 9781475294408
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Paperback
  • The year is 2320 Andi Lloyd is content with her life as the assistant to her adoptive father, a starship doctor, but her secure world turns upside down when she begins uncovering secrets from her past When her father mysteriously starts losing his mind, she finds that she can no longer count on him to guide or help her With mutiny breaking out on the ship, and two factiThe year is 2320 Andi Lloyd is content with her life as the assistant to her adoptive father, a starship doctor, but her secure world turns upside down when she begins uncovering secrets from her past When her father mysteriously starts losing his mind, she finds that she can no longer count on him to guide or help her With mutiny breaking out on the ship, and two factions desperate for a valuable secret she holds, she must race to save her father and herself before time runs out.

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  • J. Grace Pennington

    I am J Grace Pennington, author, daughter, sister, Christian I love Jesus than life itself I love the wind on my face I love my family I love to be alone and listen to beautiful music I love dark chocolate I love to learn about the human body and how it fails and heals I love relationships and psychology I love good stories I love horses I love to look up at the stars I love good poetry I love to cry I love to pray I love words I love kindnesses I love theology I love to laugh, really laugh, not laugh because I should but because something s really funny or delightful I love hugs I love beauty, people, and emotion I am a romantic, and an idealist The most important things to me are God, people, nature, story and music.Those are the things I love.J Grace Pennington That s me Beloved of God That s where my value comes from His love He is the author of my life Being an author helps me have a better appreciation for His care As an author, you take delight in planning every little detail of your characters lives, you can t wait to give them wonderful gifts, you are saddened to take them through the valley, but you know you have to to give them something beautiful For them to have the fullest life, the life you want to give them Every detail is important to you and carefully planned out to make everything work out the best for everyone in the end And if it s like that for me, a human, imperfect author, how much so for the holy, creative, awesome, mighty, perfect God I am glad He writes my life story I am glad I can rest and give in to the plot twists He sees fit to give me I am glad I can enjoy every second of the great story of life, knowing beyond any shadow of a doubt that it will end with and she lived happily ever after That is me That is my story, that is my song Who I am is three words I am His.

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  • Whew! Wowza! I loved this book. And let me start with a disclaimer: I don't read a lot\am not a fan of the sci-fi genre. It's SO hard to find clean books in that genre, which I the main reason I don't read a lot. That's the main thing I loved about this book. It was completely clean. The minimal amount of non-graphic violence aside, there was no language, no weird creepy sci-fi stuff, no romantic\sexual content. I would gladly recommend this to my little siblings, which I not something I can oft [...]


  • This book was a great read! It's a shorter book but brilliantly done. You're drawn in from the beginning and the plot moves along quite nicely, never too fast and definitely not slow. I'd have trouble deciding who was my favorite character, but I might have to settle on Andi who also happens to be the main character. Even though this is a science fiction book it all felt and sounded real. The author has obviously done her research and put in the time to create a plausible situation. As a med stu [...]


  • Wow. Seriously--wow!I honestly can't remember how I stumbled across this book, which makes me sad, because if all the "you-might-also-like" suggestions (or whatever similar list I found this in) are this good, I would be in clover--or maybe some variety of space-clover? ;)I really love sci-fi--or truthfully, I really want to love sci-fi--but it's so hard to find it a) clean and b) without magical elements that I don't get to enjoy it that much. (Inventions with bizarre powers--great! Aliens--I'l [...]


  • I gave it 25% before I gave up on it. The collision of a merchant ship with an asteroid at "warp 8" instead of vaporizing the ship, and asteroid, yielded no significant damage, or injuries, just some "malfuctions" "Propulsion" which should be a force, was treated like a speed. Totally ignoring physical laws(Google Newtons Laws). And the characters were barely developed.


  • August. Enough said. And if you have no idea what I'm talking about, read the book. Then you'll understand.Okay, I'll be serious now. I've followed this book since its early stages and have been in love with the characters since the rough draft. As she revised the book, the author only gave me more reasons to love her little creations. Their personalities are brilliantly done, the situations are challenging, and the drama is thrilling. Plenty of charm and lots of page-turning intrigue to hold it [...]


  • I love this book! Clean, heart-pounding, sci-fi adventure! What more could a girl ask for? The characters are superb. Andi is a lovable and easy to connect to protagonist, the Doctor is a well-layered character, Crash iswell, Crash, August is sooo dang sweet! <3 I want to see more August! Mr. Guilders, the Captain, Almira, all of them are great. And the baddies? Ooh. CREEPY! So, :D well done!The plot is so excting! This is like Star Trek without the aliens and without the junk! The storyline [...]



  • I had really high expectations for Radialloy because of all the glowing reviews I’ve seen, but from the first chapter my expectations were shattered. I really wanted to find something to like, and while there’s nothing questionable about the story, it just . . . lacked quality.The first thing that bothered me was the writing style. It completely lacked subtlety and subtext and faith that the reader isn’t stupid. Everything had to be thoroughly explained to make sure that the readers unders [...]


  • I loved this audiobook! I loved it before when I read it in both eBook and Paperback format, but it was so nice to be able to be on my exercise bike, do dishes, and clean the house while listening to the author read her own book. It was great!


  • Andi Lloyd has been in the care of Dr Lloyd for as long as she can remember, and loves him as her father. She enjoys working alongside him in sickbay aboard the starship, Surveyor; but her world is jeopardized when she finds that a searing pain in her knee is connected with a rather foggy part of her history, and the doctor--her father--starts losing his mind when she needs him most.As those she trusts are taken from her, and more doubts arise, Andi has no one to trust but herself--or so she fee [...]


  • If you like Christian sci-fi, you'll love Radialloy. Or even if it's not the usual kind of genre you read (like myself), it's still a fascinating and unique story. I like a good adventure, and that's how I connected so well with Radialloy.The whole book held me captivated. I loved the setting, on a starship about 300 years from now. I feel like the descriptions of the ship and the roles of all the crew is written so well. I kept thinking "how did the author know to use that phrase?" when it was [...]


  • 4.5 StarsOkay, so I think this might be the first "real" sci-fi book I've ever read. I've read fantasy/sci-fi blends, but not the usual sci-fi story that takes place in space on a space ship . I admit, I don't like sci-fi, but since this was written by a homeschool author and I had it on my Kindle, I decided to give it a try one afternoon. I was very pleasantly surprised. It actually held my interest. I got almost 25% finished in just that first sitting even when I was crazy busy. I thought the [...]


  • I couldn't put the book down. It was awesome, she had me hooked. I think my favorite part is when a character named Crashed was introduced. I am pretty sure he is my favorite :) this book is masterfully written. I loved every word of it.


  • If an author were to write a "space opera" story set in a "hard science fiction" world, that would be an odd combination, but it would probably work. Unfortunately, this short novel is the reverse, and really doesn't.I'm not a reader who insists that every detail the background of the science fiction I read be grounded in published scientific facts, or even explained. But I was heartily disappointed by this for much the same reason I don't like Star Trek: I want the "ambient science" of the scie [...]


  • I'm not a big fan of sci-fi in general. Maybe it's because people group sci-fi and fantasy together all the time when they are completely different (in my humble opinion), or maybe it's because I've read very little of it. I like the idea of space travel and awesome new technology and things like that, but generally I come away from blurbs and descriptions of sci-fi with a bored feeling. However, I have read some science fiction that I do like, such as War of the Worlds and Aubrey Hanson's 'Red [...]


  • What I enjoyed: I have wanted to read Sci-Fi for a long time, but most of it has magic. I was so grateful to finally find a truly Christian Science Fiction book!It is always enjoyable to have a girl and boy adventure, and have them depend on each other, but most books take it too far. They make this adventure into a romance. I was relieved to find out that Andi was able to foster adventure and relationship making I thought it was brilliant how J. Grace made this brotherly love come about in a mo [...]


  • Age Appropriate For: All AgesBest for Ages: 10 and up (mild violence)The book has the setting of Star Trek, the drama of Star Wars, and a huge dose of originality from Pennington. I cannot wait to get the next book.I haven’t read a lot of sci-fi. I am just very picky about my sci-fi. Most of the sci-fi written is not God-honoring and is pretty bizarre. However, ever since I heard about Firmament by J. Grace Pennington, I have wanted to read it. I picked up a copy for my Kindle on sale. I would [...]


  • This book is awesome. The first page was intriguing, amusing, and just the teeniest bit heartwarming, and I was delighted with the character Grace portrayed. Somehow she manages to, throughout the book, keep a familiar, simple feeling, like the feeling you have when you drive down a road you've been down all your life, even in her fresh and fascinating setting of a medic on a starship. The problems come home to you, and so do the answers.The characters are real – when they make mistakes, or do [...]


  • I read this book in less than 24 hours. Rarely do books grab one in such a way, but J. Grace Pennington's debut novel Firmament: Radialloy, did just that.This is the story of young Andi Lloyd, who lives with her father aboard the starship Surveyor. But when her father starts to go insane and mysterious new people arrive on the ship, Andi must figure out who she can trust and who just wants the valuable secret hidden in her body before her father dies. The book does not start out with immediate a [...]


  • I finally read it! I've been hearing about this book for so long, but for some reason it took me a long time to get to it. Now I can finally add it to my "read" shelf.Teenager Andi enjoys her life aboard the surveyor, a class-A vessel that travels through outer space. She works alongside the Doctor, her adopted father. When her swashbuckling cousin, Eagle Crash, comes aboard with warnings of imminent danger, Andi doesn't know what to make of it. Most of the trouble seems to be coming from Crash' [...]


  • The first book of the new Firmament series from J. Grace Pennington, Radialloy is a fairly typical space opera. Or, at least, the underlying structure is that of a space opera. The story itself is more of a drama/mystery with a dash of action. (If you want ‘alien encounters’, you’ll have to wait ‘til the next book).Several other reviewers have already said much of this, so I’ll summarize: the characters are well-developed, and the development is drawn out over the course of the novel. [...]


  • Before this week, I'd never have imagined myself enjoying a sci-fi book enough to give it a five-star rating, but I certainly did this one! I was thoroughly engrossed from beginning to end. Of course I can't comment intelligently on the science aspect, but I thought it was neat how the whole system of (real and imagined) scientific and medical technology was woven through the story and matter-of-factly employed by all the characters. You can tell that the author knows and loves her subjects. But [...]


  • After seeing reviews of this book on several blogs, I finally decided I had to buy a copy. I have not read much science fiction, but I was drawn to what people were saying about the story's intriguing characters. I must say, I was not disappointed. We're talking layers of bad guys whose identities are surprising, a cocky cousin who is both amusing and annoying, a kind and semi-eccentric doctor, and his adopted daughter--21-year-old Andi--who is the main character and narrator of the story. As th [...]


  • For a self-published novel by a young author, yeah! The plot was well thought up (though with a few minor holes.) I wish there had been more enhancing description, and deep characters, but I still enjoyed it. I'm reading her book, "Implant", right now and like it more than this one!



  • If you are a sci-fi fan of any sort, or a reader of fine Christian novels, then there is one that I highly recommend you get your hands on. The debut novel of Grace Pennington, Firmament: Radialloy—part one of an eighteen book series that follows the second medical officer aboard the ship Surveyor in the year 2320. Andi Lloyd has lived with her caretaker, Doctor Lloyd, as long as she can remember. Having been in space for half her life, the Surveyor has become her home. All was well—until on [...]


  • This is a great book. In the first pages Pennington drew me in with lovable characters and a fascinating new world of exploratory space travel. Day to day interactions, banter, and ship operations kept me interested as more of the environment was explored and characters revealed more about themselves.The characters seemed realistic and lovable. The Captain, Guilders, the Doctor, August all--if not all--of the characters were lovable in at least some ways; and eventually I realized that, even if [...]


  • "In the last few years I have become quite intrigued by the science fiction genre so consequently I was very excited about reading Grace Pennington's debut novel, Firmament: Radialloy.Radialloy is well-written in a crisp, straight-forward manner. The suspense was superb. The climax was brilliantly done and it was so realistic that it was like I was actually seeing it happen before my eyes.Andi is a likable heroine who had my sympathies through the entire book and especially as she began to find [...]


  • I have read a lot of books by homeschooled authors in the last few months, and though I love them all dearly and was terribly sad to say goodbye to all the characters I had come to know and love, Firmament: Radialloy has been the only one to leave me thinking, "Wow, I wish I could write like that." Radialloy is clean and well written, and is a complex, Christian mystery adventure set in outer space. The setting is similar to that of Star Trek, though without any aliens (Doctor Lloyd is very voca [...]


  • Radialloy, book one in the Firmament series by J. Grace Pennington, is an introduction. A thrilling introduction!A character centered story, Pennington uses the opening chapters to connect her readers to the people within the story. I quickly grew to like Andi and the relationship she had with the Doctor. The descriptions of their past together only served to cement my feelings towards them as a two person family. Some might consider the set-up of the characters too long, but while reading, I ha [...]


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