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 . . .
I can't wait for more! - Book Girl of Mur-Y-Castell
Intensely enjoyable, pretty much action-filled and always very readable - Blue Book Balloon on Morhelion
An action-packed space adventure . . . it kept me hooked - Dyslexic Reader on Morhelion
So vibrant and alive . . . "Oooh" factor: top marks! - Katharina Sinead s Book Blog 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
A page-turner that's at its best when serving up lurid images and fast-paced action . . . imaginative world-building . . . Orry remains an engaging protagonist . . . a lively sci-fi romp - SFX on Shattermoon
A book to breeze through with relish . . . For those in need of a gallivant through the stars with a bunch of mismatched chancers, Shattermoon should be at the top of your list - SciFi Now on Shattermoon
Shattermoon is such a refreshing read. This is epic space opera that has a 1950s cinema serial quality to it, peopled by characters you give a damn about, worlds that feel as real as your daily commute (but obviously far more exotic and yet grounded) and a story that is so engrossing that reaching the end of it is akin to feeling like someone has unceremoniously slammed on the brakes and stopped a runaway tale that you could have happily stayed involved in forever - Sparkly Pretty Briiiight on Shattermoon
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.