A shattered moon. A secret plan. Last girl standing. Fans of Alastair Reynolds, Charles Stross and Peter Hamilton will love Orry Kent.
A shattered moon. A secret plan. Last girl standing.
Orry and her family are the best conmen in the Quadrant, running elaborate heists to target the ruling families of the Ascendancy.
This time should be no different . . . but then Orry goes off-script and everything falls apart. Less than an hour later her mark is dead and she's on the run, accused of a murder she didn't commit.
Turns out, the pendant Orry stole is more valuable than even she guessed - and a lot of powerful people want it. When she's unexpectedly rescued by loner spaceship captain Jurgen Mender, Orry knows there's only one thing to do.
Even Orry can see the madness of pitting an inexperienced grifter, a space-dog well past his prime and an obsolete spaceship against the Imperial Fleet, the worst of the space pirates and the alien Kadiran, who are getting bored with their uneasy truce with humankind . . .
But what other choice does she have?
A riptide of excitement, it totally swept me away! - Daniel Godfrey, author of New Pompeii
Dominic Dulley's Shattermoon is big screen space opera at its most entertaining. With a welcome hint of an updated Stainless Steel Rat, Orry Kent makes for an engaging and savvy protagonist. A very impressive debut novel! - Gavin Smith, author of The Bastard Legion
Imaginative world-building . . . a lively sci-fi romp - SFX
For those in need of a gallivant through space with a bunch of mismatched chancers, Shattermoon should be at the top of your list - SciFiNow
This book builds and builds with so much action that it kept me entertained to the very end - Dyslexic Reader
[A] fast paced read from start to finish, a total page turner, which I read almost in one go - Bookish Outsider
A fun and fast-paced heist novel - I Should Read That
The action never lets up, and I found myself racing towards the end to find out what was going on . . . Highly recommended for a fun space-opera read! - Bibliophile Book Club