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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



Science Fiction » Space;
Science Fiction » Space Opera


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 or by following @CPRuocchio on twitter.

Empire of Silence is an impressive science fiction epic that is breathtaking in its scope and detail. Extremely well written and containing a captivating story, this is a stunning book and an exceptional debut from Ruocchio. - Canberra Weekly

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