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Empress of a Thousand Skies

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Crown Princess Rhiannon, known as Rhee, has deadly accuracy with a blade and a thirst for vengeance. After her family perished in a suspicious spacecraft accident when she was just a child, Rhee grew up in exile while a corrupt government ruled in her stead. Now, Rhee has finally come of age to claim her title as Empress...and to avenge her family. But on the eve of her coronation, Rhee is brutally attacked by a government assassin and only narrowly escapes with her life. Without knowing who she can trust, Rhee goes into hiding, relying only on her sharp instincts and her trusty blade to survive.Across the galaxy, pilot Alyosha has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the popular star of a reality holo-vision show. But when Aly is framed for the attack on Rhee, he goes from celebrity to fugitive in an instant. On the run from the formidable UniForce army, Aly knows that his only hope is to find the princess and clear his name. Thrown together by an act of violence, Rhee and Aly eventually discover the attack is just one part of a larger plan with devastating, far-reaching consequences for the entire galaxy.Debut author Rhoda Belleza has crafted an exhilarating, page-turning saga with cinematic scope, impossibly high stakes, and two unforgettable characters fighting to save their own lives and the fate of the universe.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 30mm | 431g
  • RAZORBILL
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1101999101
  • 9781101999103
  • 63,933

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-This is a multiplanet, multiculture, multitech world and a timely tale. An exceptionally satisfying series opener.- --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review -Fans of calculating political maneuvering and expansive, interplanetary plots will find much to enjoy in Belleza's Firefly-esque debut.- --Publishers Weekly -Belleza creates a thrilling world filled with deception, war, friendship, and love... a good next read for YA fans of Marissa Meyer's -The Lunar Chronicles- series.- --School Library Journal -Fans of Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles and especially readers of Lewis' Stitching Snow will find much to like in this thrilling yet thoughtful intergalactic ride.- --BCCB -Belleza's ambitious debut lays the groundwork for what is sure to be a rich sci-fi series full of political plots and worlds on the brink of war, futuristic biotechnologies reminiscent of M. T. Anderson's Feed (2002), and startling plot twists.---Booklist -Empress of a Thousand Skies will compel fans of series such as Marissa Meyer's The Lunar Chronicle; Victoria Aveyard's The Red Queen; Beth Revis's Across the Universe; and George Lucas's Star Wars. Belleza's exciting novel debut will make readers desperate for the next book to complete this duology.---VOYA -Belleza's debut is dazzling--an adventure as sweeping in scope as the galaxies it spans!- --Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken -An epic space opera with all the elements of an addictive read--danger, deception, unlikely allies, and the fate of worlds hanging in the balance. A stunning debut.---Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures & author of The Lovely Reckless -This book glitters like stars. With a heart-pounding plot, twisty secrets, and characters you can't help but root for, Empress of a Thousand Skies had me turning pages well into the night!- --Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of the Across the Universe seriesshow more

About Rhoda Belleza

Rhoda Belleza was raised in Los Angeles, where she grew up writing X-Files fanfiction and stuffing her face with avocados. She's a children's editor at a publishing house and writes from a sunny Brooklyn apartment stuffed with far too many bikes and far too many shoes. When she's not writing, Rhoda obsesses over nail art tutorials, watches kung fu movies, and sews together crooked things that pass for clothes. Empress of a Thousand Skies is her debut novel. Follow her on Twitter @rhodabee.show more

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1,569 ratings
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4 31% (483)
3 31% (489)
2 14% (225)
1 3% (53)
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