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Publisher Description

A spectacular, large-scale space opera - the ultimate galaxy-spanning adventure

Six million years ago, at the very dawn of the starfaring era, Abigail Gentian fractured herself into a thousand male and female clones: the shatterlings. Sent out into the galaxy, these shatterlings have stood aloof as they document the rise and fall of countless human empires. They meet every two hundred thousand years, to exchange news and memories of their travels with their siblings.

Campion and Purslane are not only late for their thirty-second reunion, but they have brought along an amnesiac golden robot for a guest. But the wayward shatterlings get more than the scolding they expect: they face the discovery that someone has a very serious grudge against the Gentian line, and there is a very real possibility of traitors in their midst. The surviving shatterlings have to dodge exotic weapons while they regroup to try to solve the mystery of who is persecuting them, and why - before their ancient line is wiped out of existence, forever.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2009
10 December
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
480
Pages
PUBLISHER
Orion
SELLER
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd
SIZE
1.5
MB

Customer Reviews

SeeOToo ,

Enthralling

A grand vision of humanity’s future. The characters are well developed and engaging. The science is believable and interwoven into a beautifully crafted story. I highly recommend this book.

Tilaurin ,

Fantastic

As always Reynolds' world building is amazing, his characters engaging, and narrative addictive.

Peter Andruska ,

Good but not great

A good page turner. Interesting and exciting to the end. Like I said tho, good, but not great.

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