The second book continuing from Stealing Light
In “Stealing Light”, Dakota Merrick discovered the Shoal's deadly secret. Now she works towards stopping not only the spread of this knowledge, but also the onset of a Nova War as the balance of power within the galaxy undergoes a major realignment.
Found adrift near a Bandati colony world far away from Consortium space, Dakota and her ally, Lucas Corso, find themselves prisoners of the Bandati. It soon becomes clear to them that humanity's limited knowledge of the rest of the galaxy — filtered through the Shoal — is direly inaccurate. For over fifteen thousand years, the Shoal have been fighting a frontier war with a rival species, the Emissaries.
Realizing that the Shoal may be the galaxy's one chance at sustained peace, Dakota is forced to work with Trader in Faecal Matter of Animals to prevent the spread of deadly knowledge carried onboard the Magi ships. But despite her best efforts, it seems that the breakout of a full-fledged Nova War may be inevitable…
Gary Gibson is one of the UK's leading authors of hard science fiction, space opera and post-apocalyptic fiction with a career stretching over fifteen years and twelve books, including Stealing Light, Final Days and most recently Extinction Game, which received the coveted "starred review" from Publisher's Weekly.
His most recent publication is Ghots Frequencies, published June 20th 2018. A physicist working on what she hopes will be a breakthrough in communications technology has to contend with the discovery that her research building may be haunted. Could there be link between a supposed haunting and the problems with her quantum communications array?
His work has been translated and published around the world, ... (more)