To Sleep in a Sea of Stars

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars

3.78 (46,838 ratings by Goodreads)
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To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a masterful epic science fiction novel from the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of the Inheritance Cycle, Christopher Paolini.

During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, xenobiologist Kira Navarez finds an alien relic that thrusts her into the wonders and nightmares of first contact. Epic space battles for the fate of humanity take her to the farthest reaches of the galaxy and, in the process, transform not only her - but the entire course of history.

Praise for Christopher Paolini and his work:

'Christopher Paolini is a true rarity' - Washington Post

'An authentic work of great talent' - New York Times Book Review

'A breathtaking and unheard of success' - USA Today

'Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic' - People
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Product details

  • Hardback | 880 pages
  • 162 x 242 x 61mm | 1,110g
  • Tor
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781529046502
  • 36,311

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A powerful piece of SF, with intelligent writing and big ideas -- Adrian Tchaikovsky Paolini's impressive imagination has produced an action-packed SF adventure that zings along at hyperluminal speed, with Kira as one of the most memorable characters of the genre -- Peter F. Hamilton Rollicking pace, rapidly developing stakes . . . A fun, fast-paced epic that science fiction fans will gobble up -- Kirkus Reviews The skills honed in his YA fantasy series, Inheritance, are on full display here in his vibrant world building, especially in the mythology of the alien tech. Paolini populates this universe with a large cast of interesting and relatable characters . . . lending the story a sincere emotional depth. Highly recommended for fans of James A. Corey's The Expanse series and for fantasy fans willing to try space opera -- Booklist starred review Fans of all kinds, one can be sure, will come to question, and stay to explore -- Washington Post Great space opera with rockets on -- Daily Mail An authentic work of great talent -- New York Times Book Review on Christopher Paolini A true rarity -- The Washington Post on Christopher Paolini A breathtaking and unheard of success -- USA Today on Christopher Paolini Paolini make[s] literary magic -- People on Christopher Paolini
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About Christopher Paolini

Christopher Paolini was born in Southern California and has lived most of his life in Paradise Valley, Montana with his family. He published his first novel, Eragon, in 2003 at the age of 19, and quickly became a publishing phenomenon. His Inheritance Cycle - Eragon and its three sequels - have sold nearly 40 million copies worldwide. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is his first adult novel.
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3.78 out of 5 stars
- 46,838 ratings
5 28% (12,921)
4 37% (17,522)
3 24% (11,025)
2 9% (3,987)
1 3% (1,383)
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