With her home planet of Araldis under occupation by hostile forces, and the Orion League of Sentient Species unable—or unwilling—to help, Mira Fedor is forced to turn to the mercenary captain, Rast Randall, if she is to save her home. Having Rast on her side means she can thwart political constraints and enact her own game of ruthlessness. As hidden strategies of her allies and enemies alike are revealed, Mira wonders why the philosophers of Scolar have been targeted? And how far does the Extropist influence extend into Orion space? Is everyone set to achieve their separate goals, or has one devastating agenda been set in motion? Mira fears that these puzzling events are all leading toward a single and terrifying conclusion . . .
Marianne de Pierres' epic Sentients of Orion series has been called "a grand space opera" (The 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.
About the author
In addition to the four volumes of the Sentients of Orion series, Marianne de Pierres has written and published Nylon Angel, Code Noir, and Crash Deluxe in the Parrish Plessis series. Her Night Creature series, Burn Bright, Angel 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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