The Glorious AngelsJustina Robson
science fiction, fantasy
Tralane Huntingore is a rare breed; last in a line of magi adepts with a unique skill in slicing up archaeotechnology; the lost miracles of forgotten ages. Her life is a peaceful scholastic idyll at the heart of a matriarchal imperium until a trespass on ancient alien land begins a war and an arms race in which her skills and her family become key weapons. Paired up with an alien peacekeeper and treacherously on the run, Tralane is about to make some discoveries that will turn the known world upside down.