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Seven Devils

Elizabeth May, Laura Lam

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Science fiction

Rebels, an evil empire, and more snappy dialogue than Firefly - for fans of Rogue One, Ann Leckie, and Becky Chambers


'Moves at a cracking pace and, with neat plot twists and cliffhangers, is page-turning fun' Guardian

Seven resistance fighters will free the galaxy from the ruthless Empire - or die trying.

After Eris faked her death, she thought she had left her old life as Princess Discordia - heir to the galaxy's most ruthless empire - behind. But joining the Novantaen Resistance, an organisation opposed to the Empire's voracious expansion, throws her right back into the fray.

Resistance fighter pilot Clo has been given a mission: infiltrate an Empire spaceship ferrying deadly cargo to gain vital intelligence. A task made all the more difficult when she's forced to partner with an old enemy - Princess Discordia herself, Eris.

They discover more than they bargained for on the ship: fugitives with first-hand knowledge of the Empire's inner workings. With this information, these women might just bring the Empire to its knees. But the clock is ticking: Eris's brother Damocles, new heir to the throne, plans to disrupt a peace summit with the only remaining free alien people, ensuring the Empire's total domination. Unless this band of unlikely rebels stops him, millions will die . . .

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Praise for Seven Devils

  • A thrilling ride from two of the most exciting authors in the genre - Gareth L. Powell, BSFA award-winning author of Embers of War

  • More gripping than The Expanse - Charles Stross, award-winning author of The Laundry Files

  • This first collaboration from Lam (Goldilocks) and May (The Falconer) revels in the frenetic energy of its girl power-infused, space operatic premise - Publishers Weekly

  • A witty, fast-paced, feminist space opera - Booklist

  • Balancing high-octane interstellar thrills with nuanced, involving characterisation, Seven Devils marks Lam and May's writing partnership out as one to watch - Waterstones

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Elizabeth May

Elizabeth May is a professional photographer who has worked for an array of magazines and publishing houses. She is currently living in Edinburgh where she is studying anthropology while writing her next novel.

You can learn more at or by following @_ElizabethMay on twitter.

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