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Empire of Silence (#1 Sun Eater)
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Christopher Ruocchio
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Empire of Silence (#1 Sun Eater)

Christopher Ruocchio


9781473218260

Gollancz


Science Fiction » Space;
Science Fiction » Space Opera


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624 pages

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Hadrian Marlowe, a man revered as a hero and despised as a murderer, chronicles his tale in the galaxy-spanning debut of the Sun Eater series, merging the best of space opera and epic fantasy.

It was not his war.

On the wrong planet, at the right time, for the best reasons, Hadrian Marlowe started down a path that could only end in fire. The galaxy remembers him as a hero: the man who burned every last alien Cielcin from the sky. They remember him as a monster: the devil who destroyed a sun, casually annihilating four billion human lives - even the Emperor himself - against Imperial orders.

But Hadrian was not a hero. He was not a monster. He was not even a soldier.

Fleeing his father and a future as a torturer, Hadrian finds himself stranded on a strange, backwater world. Forced to fight as a gladiator and navigate the intrigues of a foreign planetary court, he will find himself fighting a war he did not start, for an Empire he does not love, against an enemy he will never understand.

By:   Christopher Ruocchio
Imprint:   Gollancz
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 238mm,  Width: 182mm,  Spine: 37mm
Weight:   774g
ISBN:   9781473218260
ISBN 10:   1473218268
Series:   Sun Eater
Pages:   624
Publication Date:   July 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  Children/juvenile ,  ELT Advanced ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Christopher Ruocchio is a debut novelist writing in the tradition of Dune and The Book of the New Sun. He is an editorial assistant working for a US publishing house, and lives in North Carolina, USA. You can learn more at cruoochio.wordpress.com or by following @CPRuocchio on twitter.


I really enjoyed Empire Of Silence... it's great fun, and I'm looking forward to hearing more from Hadrian Marlowe's adventures. * SF AND F REVIEWS * It's sci-fi that feels as epic as an epic fantasy does. It feels as epic as Dune. * SUPER STAR DRIFTER * Space opera fans will savor the rich details of Ruocchio's far-future debut. * PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY * This is, in short, a stunning debut. This is an incredible novel that I took my time to truly enjoy. I feel very lucky to have taken the first step on the journey with this character and his universe. * THE BOOK BAG * If you can't decide whether to go for science fiction or fantasy with your first summer read, might we recommend Empire of Silence. * DEN OF GEEK * One of the most enjoyable SF debuts I've read in a long while. Think Dune mixed with Gene Wolfe's Shadow of the Torturer series, but for a contemporary readership... celebrates all of the joy and the sheer enthusiasm of old-fashioned Space Opera. * SFF WORLD * An intricate and well-thought-out plot, a propulsive narrative, and a smooth-as-silk prose... an excellent SF story and a book to look out for. * BOOKNEST *

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