Dark Space

Sentients of Orion

Book 1
Open Road Media
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Marianne de Pierres' epic series, THE SENTIENTS OF ORION, has been called "a grand space opera" (Times Literary Supplement) and "brilliant in all senses of the word" (Sean Williams). All four books were shortlisted for the prestigious Aurealis Award, with the final book winning for Best Novel. 

DARK SPACE
Book One of The Sentients of Orion

On the arid mining planet of Araldis, Baronessa Mira Fedor finds herself on the run from the authorities, her life in tatters and her future stolen. Araldis itself buckles under the onslaught of a ruthlessly executed invasion. None of this is coincidence. The more Mira discovers about her planet's elite and the forces arrayed against them, the more things seem to point to a single guiding intelligence. Nothing that has happened to her or her world is an accident. But the intrigue is only beginning, as Mira must fight for her very own survival, or embrace the dark space that threatens to consume her.

Don't miss the entire Sentients of Orion series: DARK SPACE, CHAOS SPACE, MIRROR SPACE, TRANSFORMATION SPACE. 
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About the author

In addition to the four volumes of the Sentients of Orion series, Marianne de Pierres has written and published Nylon AngelCode Noir, and Crash Deluxe in the Parrish Plessis series. Her Night Creature series, Burn BrightAngel Arias, and Shine Light, is for young adult readers. She also writes humorous crime under the pseudonym Marianne Delacourt. Visit her at www.mariannedepierres.com.
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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Apr 1, 2014
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Pages
416
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ISBN
9781497624580
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Alien Contact
Fiction / Science Fiction / Military
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Marianne de Pierres
The complete four-volume, Aurealis Award–shortlisted, science fiction epic: “An engaging space opera with plenty of action” (Publishers Weekly).

Dark Space: The arid mining planet of Araldis has been invaded. As her people struggle against the onslaught, Baronessa Mira Fedor falls prey to the intrigues of the planet’s elite, forcing her on the run. To survive, Mira must uncover the identity of the single guiding intelligence responsible for both the war and her betrayal.
 
Chaos Space: Mira Fedor has fled war-torn Araldis. Her only hope to save her world lies with the Orion League of Sentient Species, which will not involve itself in an intergalactic conflict. Pursued by her planet’s invaders and her own people, Mira finds herself targeted by the League’s agents. She knows a single entity is responsible for the havoc wreaked on her life, but its motives remain a mystery.
 
Mirror Space: With her home planet of Araldis under hostile occupation, and the Orion League unable—or unwilling—to help, Mira Fedor recruits mercenary captain Rast Randall to save her home. Now, she is free to unearth the hidden strategies of her allies and enemies alike, and continue her quest to solve the mystery of the omniscient Sole Entity with a dark agenda.
 
Transformation Space: Mira Fedor is pregnant, and her rapid gestation indicates her child may be more than human. As secrets are revealed and conspiracies exposed about the attack on Araldis, Mira wonders if this cosmic game where so many people have been used as pawns is truly coming to an end—and if the Sole Entity has a final move to make.
Book 1
Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards

In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.

Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.

Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives.

Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.


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Marianne de Pierres
The complete four-volume, Aurealis Award–shortlisted, science fiction epic: “An engaging space opera with plenty of action” (Publishers Weekly).

Dark Space: The arid mining planet of Araldis has been invaded. As her people struggle against the onslaught, Baronessa Mira Fedor falls prey to the intrigues of the planet’s elite, forcing her on the run. To survive, Mira must uncover the identity of the single guiding intelligence responsible for both the war and her betrayal.
 
Chaos Space: Mira Fedor has fled war-torn Araldis. Her only hope to save her world lies with the Orion League of Sentient Species, which will not involve itself in an intergalactic conflict. Pursued by her planet’s invaders and her own people, Mira finds herself targeted by the League’s agents. She knows a single entity is responsible for the havoc wreaked on her life, but its motives remain a mystery.
 
Mirror Space: With her home planet of Araldis under hostile occupation, and the Orion League unable—or unwilling—to help, Mira Fedor recruits mercenary captain Rast Randall to save her home. Now, she is free to unearth the hidden strategies of her allies and enemies alike, and continue her quest to solve the mystery of the omniscient Sole Entity with a dark agenda.
 
Transformation Space: Mira Fedor is pregnant, and her rapid gestation indicates her child may be more than human. As secrets are revealed and conspiracies exposed about the attack on Araldis, Mira wonders if this cosmic game where so many people have been used as pawns is truly coming to an end—and if the Sole Entity has a final move to make.
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