Behind the Throne

Behind the Throne : The Indranan War, Book 1

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Meet Hail: Captain. Gunrunner. Fugitive.

Quick, sarcastic, and lethal, Hailimi Bristol doesn't suffer fools gladly. She has made a name for herself in the galaxy for everything except what she was born to do: rule the Indranan Empire. That is, until two Trackers drag her back to her home planet to take her rightful place as the only remaining heir.

But trading her ship for a palace has more dangers than Hail could have anticipated. Caught in a web of plots and assassination attempts, Hail can't do the one thing she did twenty years ago: run away. She'll have to figure out who murdered her sisters if she wants to survive.

A gun smuggler inherits the throne in this Star Wars-style science fiction adventure from debut author K. B. Wagers. Full of action-packed space opera exploits and courtly conspiracy - not to mention an all-out galactic war - Behind the Throne will please fans of James S. A Corey, Becky Chambers and Lois McMaster Bujold, or anyone who wonders what would happen if a rogue like Han Solo were handed the keys to an empire . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 160 x 201 x 30mm | 286g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0356508013
  • 9780356508016
  • 168,761

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Follows in the tradition of Ann Leckie's Ancillary series to produce a fast-paced story of political intrigue and
gender issues held together by a tight plot and a cast of sympathetic characters. Behind the Throne is thought-provoking entertainment and great fun * GUARDIAN * Taut suspense, strong characterization, and dark, rapid-fire humor are the highlights of this excellent SF adventure debut * Publishers Weekly (starred review) * This debut ranks among the best political sf novels in years * Library Joiurnal (starred review) * Reminiscent of Star Wars, author K.B. Wagers has created a futuristic world that mixes classic monarchical structures with fantastical tech in a most natural way * RT Book Reviews * I can hardly wait for the sequel. I could use more fun space opera -- Liz Bourke for LOCUS Wagers's debut is full of fast-paced action and brutal palace intrigue, starring the fiercest princess this side of Westeros * Barnes and Noble SFF Blog * Taut suspense, strong characterization, and dark, rapid-fire humor are the highlights of this excellent SF adventure debut -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) A fast-paced space opera with some great characters and an even better world * The Verge * This is the kind of book which promises non-stop action and delivers wholeheartedly, with the prose structured to fit a fast-flowing plot -- Starburst "Behind The Throne is a politically charged and action-packed story, with a commanding woman at it's centre. It's a wonderful start to a promising new sci-fi series" -- SciFi Now
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About K. B. Wagers

K.B. Wagers is the author of the Indranan War trilogy and the forthcoming Farian War trilogy, about the gunrunner empress Hail Bristol. They live in the shadow of Colorado's Pikes Peak with their partner and a crew of poorly behaved cats. They're especially proud of their second-degree black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu and their three Tough Mudder completions. There's never really a moment when they're not writing, but they do enjoy fountain pens and good whiskey.
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Rating details

3,111 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 27% (835)
4 42% (1,297)
3 23% (712)
2 7% (212)
1 2% (55)
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