A planet-eating plague. A hustler-turned-hero. Time is running out . . .
Orry Kent just wants a quiet life - but even a little R&R on the holiday planet of Halcyon turns wild when she accidentally sparks off a revolution amongst the downtrodden native workers.
But that's small beer compared with the news footage being broadcast across the Ascendancy, showing Orry murdering the man she saved just six months earlier and destroying the Halstaad-Mirnov Institute, the heart of research into the aeons-dead alien race called The Departed.
'Dulley has made an amazing universe and I can't wait to explore more of it' Words of a Paige
With her brother Ethan, the irascible spacedog Captain Mender and his intelligent spaceship Dainty Jane, not to mention the Kadiran exile Quondam, she sets off to prove her innocence. It's just a shame that means teaming up with the woman she loathes more than anyone else in any universe: the space pirate and criminal mastermind Cordelia Roag.
'Big-screen space opera at its most entertaining; Orry Kent makes for an engaging and savvy protagonist' Gavin Smith, author of The Bastard Legion
For it's not just Orry's freedom at stake now: a long-dormant planet-eating plague has been triggered and there's only one thing that can stop it.
The race is on . . .
A thrilling science-fiction space adventure, never letting up for a moment, but racing from one exciting nail-biting event to the next - THE DIGITAL FIX on RESIDUUM
This is pure, unadulterated entertainment
- BOOKPHACE on RESIDUUM
The writing is also, as in the previous books, smart and on-point and the characters, with whom we're now pretty familiar, engaging and fun to be with - BLUE BOOK BALLOON on RESIDUUM
An action-packed space adventure . . . it kept me hooked - Dyslexic Reader on Morhelion
I can't wait for more! - Book Girl of Mur-Y-Castell
So vibrant and alive . . . "Oooh" factor: top marks! - Katharina Sinead s Book Blog on Morhelion
Intensely enjoyable, pretty much action-filled and always very readable - Blue Book Balloon on Morhelion
Hooks in the reader from the first . . . The style and content are very reminiscent of Heinlein and Blish . . . there is much to enjoy in the witty banter between Orry and Mender, well, Orry and pretty much everyone else - Sci-Fi Online on Morhelion
Dominic Dulley is a software developer with a passion for SF. His short fiction has been published widely, in books, journals and magazines. Shattermoon and Morhelion, his first two novels, are the start of the fast-moving, action-packed space opera The Long Game. He lives with his wife and family in Warwick.