The Risen Empire (Succession)

The Risen Empire (Succession)

Scott Westerfeld

From the acclaimed number one New York Times bestselling writer of Evolution's Darling (Philip ok. Dick Award targeted quotation and a New York Times amazing booklet) and Uglies, Pretties, and Specials, comes a sweeping epic. The Risen Empire is the 1st nice area opera of the twenty-first century.

The undead Emperor has governed his effective interstellar empire of 80 human worlds for 16 hundred years. simply because he can supply a kind of everlasting life-after-death, growing an elite often called the Risen, his strength is absolute. He and his sister, the kid Empress, who's perpetually a bit lady, are worshipped as residing gods.

The Rix are machine-augmented people who worship very diversified gods: AI compound minds of planetary measurement. Cool, relentless fans, their basically objective is to propagate such AIs. They search to finish the Emperor's lengthy rule, and supplant it with an everlasting cybernetic dynasty. they start through taking the kid Empress hostage. Captain Laurent Zai of the Imperial Frigate Lynx is tasked together with her rescue.

Separated via gentle years, sure via an not going love, Zai and pacifist Senator Nara Oxham needs to either face the problem of the Rix, and either will carry the destiny of the empire of their hands.

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