Ninefox GambiteBook - 2016
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Nominee for Best Series (Machineries of Empire)
The first book in a fascinating new sci-fi trilogy. Kel Cheris is a disgraced soldier given the task of reclaiming a tactically important fortress for the Hexarchate, a massive space empire that controls most of the known universe. To do so, she is forced to rely on the knowledge and skill of the... Read More »
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The Fortress of Scattered Needles—a key strategic holding of the Hexarchate Empire—has been overtaken by heretics from within, an event which threatens to spread calendrical rot across the galaxy. Thanks to its shields of invariant ice, recapturing the Fortress by siege is virtually impossible, and the only man who could do it, General Shuos Jedao, has been dead for three hundred years. Fortunately, he has been preserved as an undead weapon which can be extracted from the black cradle when duty calls. Captain Kel Cheris—a mathematical prodigy who inexplicably chose the military Kel faction over the more academically minded Nirai—is selected to be the person to wield this “weapon,” and lead the campaign to reclaim the Fortress of Scattered Needles. Unfortunately for Cheris, Shuos Jedao slaughtered his own army before his death, which means that the Hexarchate’s secret weapon is mad traitor who cannot be trusted, even when his help is desperately needed.
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