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Publisher Comments:

For years, the alien Klikiss robots have pretended to be humanity's friends, but their seeming "help" allowed them to plant an insidious Trojan Horse throughout the Earth Defense Forces. Now, in the aftermath of a devastating war, swarms of ancient robots built by the Klikiss continue their depredations on helpless worlds with stolen and heavily armed Earth battleships.

Among the humans, the Hansa's brutal Chairman struggles to crush any resistance even as King Peter breaks away to form his own new Confederation among the colonies who have declared their independence.

And meanwhile, the original, voracious Klikiss race, long thought to be extinct, has returned, intent on conquering their former worlds and willing to annihilate anyone in the way.

Review:

"Bestseller Anderson's super-size mosaic of intergalactic, Darwinian conflict has been compared to some of the genre's grandest epics with good reason, but the breakneck sixth book (after 2006's Of Fire and Night) of this shelf-bending space opera fails to satisfy on its own merits. The quickly deteriorating Terran Hanseatic League (Hansa), the formidable Ildiran Empire and the newly created Confederation of Hansa's ex-colonies and rivals are in a fight for their very existence, battling not only each other but rogue robots, sentient fire entities and an ancient insectoid race, thought long extinct, which plans to eradicate all life on the planets it claims to own. Although Anderson brings all of his considerable skill to bear, much of the action-packed conflict remains relatively predictable, perhaps due to the unwieldy cast of characters, tapestry of intertwining subplots and eon-spanning backstory. A sparse conclusion leaves readers hanging in anticipation of book seven." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

In the aftermath of a devastating war, swarms of ancient black robots built by the lost insectoid Klikiss race continue their depredations on helpless worlds with stolen and heavily armed Earth battleships.

Among the humans, the Hansa's brutal Chairman struggles to crush any resistance even as King Peter breaks away to form his own new Confederation among the colonies who have declared their independence.

And meanwhile, the original, voracious Klikiss race, long thought to be extinct, has returned, intent on conquering their former worlds and willing to annihilate anyone in the way.

Praise for the Saga of Seven Suns?

A soaring epic?a space opera to rival the best the field has ever seen.

--- Science Fiction Chronicle

Kevin Anderson has created a fully independent and richly conceived venue for his personal brand of space opera, a venue that nonetheless raises fruitful resonances with Frank Herbert's classic Dune series.

?Scifi.com

Synopsis:

In the fractured aftermath of a devastating war, a forgotten terror awakens in this latest installment of "The Saga of the Seven Suns," a galaxy-spanning epic packed with politics, war, family intrigues, and star-crossed lovers.

About the Author

Kevin J. Anderson has written 46 national bestsellers and has over 20 million books in print worldwide in 30 languages. He has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFX Readers' Choice Award. Find out more about Kevin Anderson at www.wordfire.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316021746
Publisher:
Orbit
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Author:
Anderson, Kevin J.
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Space warfare
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science / Adventure
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Saga of Seven Suns
Series Volume:
06
Publication Date:
20080601
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
9.10x6.56x1.62 in. 1.54 lbs.

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Product details 672 pages Orbit - English 9780316021746 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bestseller Anderson's super-size mosaic of intergalactic, Darwinian conflict has been compared to some of the genre's grandest epics with good reason, but the breakneck sixth book (after 2006's Of Fire and Night) of this shelf-bending space opera fails to satisfy on its own merits. The quickly deteriorating Terran Hanseatic League (Hansa), the formidable Ildiran Empire and the newly created Confederation of Hansa's ex-colonies and rivals are in a fight for their very existence, battling not only each other but rogue robots, sentient fire entities and an ancient insectoid race, thought long extinct, which plans to eradicate all life on the planets it claims to own. Although Anderson brings all of his considerable skill to bear, much of the action-packed conflict remains relatively predictable, perhaps due to the unwieldy cast of characters, tapestry of intertwining subplots and eon-spanning backstory. A sparse conclusion leaves readers hanging in anticipation of book seven." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In the aftermath of a devastating war, swarms of ancient black robots built by the lost insectoid Klikiss race continue their depredations on helpless worlds with stolen and heavily armed Earth battleships.

Among the humans, the Hansa's brutal Chairman struggles to crush any resistance even as King Peter breaks away to form his own new Confederation among the colonies who have declared their independence.

And meanwhile, the original, voracious Klikiss race, long thought to be extinct, has returned, intent on conquering their former worlds and willing to annihilate anyone in the way.

Praise for the Saga of Seven Suns?

A soaring epic?a space opera to rival the best the field has ever seen.

--- Science Fiction Chronicle

Kevin Anderson has created a fully independent and richly conceived venue for his personal brand of space opera, a venue that nonetheless raises fruitful resonances with Frank Herbert's classic Dune series.

?Scifi.com

"Synopsis" by , In the fractured aftermath of a devastating war, a forgotten terror awakens in this latest installment of "The Saga of the Seven Suns," a galaxy-spanning epic packed with politics, war, family intrigues, and star-crossed lovers.
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