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Behind the Throne

Behind the Throne

Meet Hail: Captain. Gunrunner. Fugitive.

Quick, sarcastic, and lethal, Hailimi Bristol doesn’t suffer fools gladly. She has made a name for herself in the galaxy for everything except what she was born to do: rule the Indranan Empire. That is, until two Trackers drag her back to her home planet to take her rightful place as the only remaining heir.

But trading her ship for a palace has more dangers than Hail could have anticipated. Caught in a web of plots and assassination attempts, Hail can’t do the one thing she did twenty years ago: run away. She’ll have to figure out who murdered her sisters if she wants to survive.

A gun smuggler inherits the throne in this Star Wars-style science fiction adventure from debut author K. B. Wagers. Full of action-packed space opera exploits and courtly conspiracy – not to mention an all-out galactic war – Behind the Throne will please fans of James S. A Corey, Becky Chambers and Lois McMaster Bujold, or anyone who wonders what would happen if a rogue like Han Solo were handed the keys to an empire . . .
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 15th December 2016

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781405537841

Reviews

Follows in the tradition of Ann Leckie's Ancillary series to produce a fast-paced story of political intrigue and gender issues held together by a tight plot and a cast of sympathetic characters. Behind the Throne is thought-provoking entertainment and great fun
GUARDIAN
Taut suspense, strong characterization, and dark, rapid-fire humor are the highlights of this excellent SF adventure debut
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
This debut ranks among the best political sf novels in years
Library Joiurnal (starred review)
Reminiscent of Star Wars, author K.B. Wagers has created a futuristic world that mixes classic monarchical structures with fantastical tech in a most natural way
RT Book Reviews
I can hardly wait for the sequel. I could use more fun space opera
Liz Bourke for LOCUS
Wagers's debut is full of fast-paced action and brutal palace intrigue, starring the fiercest princess this side of Westeros
Barnes and Noble SFF Blog
A fast-paced space opera with some great characters and an even better world
The Verge