The Fractured Dark - The Devoured Worlds (Paperback)Megan E. O'Keefe (author)
Dying planets, dangerous conspiracies, and secret romance abound in the second book of the Devoured Worlds trilogy by rising space opera star Megan E. O'Keefe.
Naira and Tarquin have escaped vicious counter-revolutionaries, misprinted monsters and the pull of a dying planet. Now, bound together to find the truth behind the blight that has been killing habitable planets, they need to hunt out the Mercator family secrets.
But, when the head of Mercator disappears, taking the universe's remaining supply of starship fuel with him, chaos breaks loose between the ruling families. Naira's revolution must be put aside for the sake of humanity's immediate survival.
Praise for the series:
'Character-driven science fiction at its best - a taut novel with human questions at its heart'
E. J. Beaton, author of The Councillor
'Smart, incisive and utterly gripping. Megan E. O'Keefe's masterful storytelling will draw you into a complex, brutal, yet hope-charged world, break your heart, and leave you begging for more'
Rowenna Miller, author of Torn
'A delightfully twisty space opera filled with unique worldbuilding and deft explorations of humanity, family and power. Add in a dash of rebellion and a hint of romance, and I'm hooked - I can't wait for the next book!'
Jessie Mihalik, author of Hunt the Stars
'This is space opera for the ages, wrapped in complicated and delicious layers of family and loyalty and science and love and duty. I couldn't put it down!
Karen Osborne, author of Architects of Memory
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 356 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 36 mm
Brimming with unconventional gender dynamics and shifting identities, The Blighted Stars is character-driven science fiction at its best - a taut novel with human questions at its heart - E. J. Beaton on THE BLIGHTED STARS
Addictive space opera full of intrigue, visceral danger and deeply personal stakes - J. S. Dewes on THE BLIGHTED STARD
Riveting adventure at a rocketing pace, with engaging characters thrown in for good measure! - Connie Willis on THE BLIGHTED STARS
Emotional arcs and action sequences, vivid worldbuilding, and interesting explorations of body printing and corporate servitude provide an immersive story . . . O'Keefe's latest has the intrigue, surprises, and high stakes of her previous novels - LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)
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