An epic space opera trilogy featuring the gunrunner empress Hail Bristol, who must navigate alien politics and deadly plots to prevent an interspecies war.
The battle for the throne is over. The war for the galaxy is just beginning.
Hail Bristol, infamous galactic gunrunner and former runaway princess, never expected to inherit the throne of Indrana. But after avenging the murder of her family and cleansing the Empire of usurpers in a bloody civil war, the former outlaw must fulfill her duties to her people. Hail retires her gun and throws herself into the rebuilding of her Empire.
Her hard-won peace is short-lived. When Indrana's closest ally asks Hail to intervene in an interstellar military crisis, she embarks on the highest stakes diplomatic mission the Empire has ever faced. Caught between two alien civilizations at each other's throats, she must uncover each side's true intentions before all of humanity becomes collateral damage in a full-blown galactic war.
There Before the Chaos begins a fresh, pulse-pounding space opera series from an exciting new voice in science fiction.
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The Indranan War trilogy Behind the Throne, After the Crown, Beyond the Empire
Follows in the tradition of Ann Leckie's Ancillary series to produce a fast-paced story of political intrigue and gender issues held together by a tight plot and a cast of sympathetic characters. Behind the Throne is thought-provoking entertainment and great fun
Taut suspense, strong characterisation and dark, rapid-fire humour are the highlights of this excellent SF adventure debut
This debut ranks among the best political SF novels in years
Behind the Throne is a politically charged and action-packed story, with a commanding woman at its centre. It's a wonderful start to a promising new sci-fi series
Wagers's exciting second Indranan War space epic keeps roaring, with plenty of action, tension, and constant interplay among the characters