Bister is the only survivor of the defeat, a Tainted smuggler and fixer from the interdicted world of Inanna. Found alive, adrift in a spacesuit hours after its air supply should have run out, her survival is a literal miracle. Has the Lady of the Void herself chosen Bister to free her from imprisonment?
Now Adelita, Bister, Bister's lover Griffin, and the mysterious Navigator must find Sounding Dark and her ancient weaponry if they hope to protect Eresh from the Calpurnian attack. But Sounding Dark will not give up her secrets easily....
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 152 x 229 x 14mm | 358g
- 13 Dec 2021
- CANDLEMARK & GLEAM
Jo Graham's space opera is a richly imagined narrative which uses its spectrum of relatable heroes who face overwhelming odds with drive, determination, grit, and most powerfully of all, hope. Sounding Dark uses these heroes to buttress a story on multiple levels: a fight against an interstellar tyranny, a search for the meaning of an unexpected survival against all reason, and the story of a lost, ancient connection to a Mystery reforged. With its inventive use of Sumerian motifs in its intriguing worldbuilding, Sounding Dark soars to reach a liminal place on the boundaries of science fiction and myth. - Paul Weimer, SFF book reviewer and Hugo finalist
Jo Graham specializes in writing gloriously epic yet deeply personal science fantasy, and Sounding Dark is the beginning of just my kind of saga: generational, political, magical. - E.K. Johnston, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Sounding Dark is tremendously exciting space opera. It's the sort of book you stay up far too late finishing, and then go back to re-read so that you can savor the details. The thing that's hard to express how well Sounding Dark blends solid technical SF with deep myths. Jo Graham makes both aspects utterly believable and equally crucial to the story. ...you can feel the depth of history without it being overdone. - Melissa Scott, legendary pioneering SFF author of more than thirty novels
Sounding Dark is a hope-filled space opera with a classic feel. It has space battles, politics, and vividly-imagined worlds in conflict. Enduring friendships and the deeply-held beliefs of the characters make it a story with heart, as well. I'll definitely be looking forward to further books exploring this universe. - K.V. Johansen, author of the Gods of the Caravan Road