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Seven Devils

Laura Lam, Elizabeth May

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Science fiction

Seven Devils is a brilliantly gripping space opera - rebels, an evil empire, and more snappy dialogue than Firefly - for fans of Rogue One, Ann Leckie, and Becky Chambers. It's fast pacaed, furious, with a strong cast of women and a gripping world.


Waterstone's Best Books of 2020 pick

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

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

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

When Eris faked her death, she thought she had left her old life as the heir to the galaxy's most ruthless empire behind. But her recruitment by the Novantaen Resistance, an organization opposed to the empire's voracious expansion, throws her right back into the fray.

Eris has been assigned a new mission: to infiltrate a spaceship ferrying deadly cargo and return the intelligence gathered to the Resistance. But her partner for the mission, mechanic and hotshot pilot Cloelia, bears an old grudge against Eris, making an already difficult infiltration even more complicated.

When they find the ship, they discover more than they bargained for: three fugitives with firsthand knowledge of the corrupt empire's inner workings.

Together, these women possess the knowledge and capabilities to bring the empire to its knees. But the clock is ticking: the new heir to the empire plans to disrupt a peace summit with the only remaining alien empire, ensuring the empire's continued expansion. If they can find a way to stop him, they will save the galaxy.

If they can't, millions may die.

'Revels in the frenetic energy of its girl-power infused, space operatic premise' Publishers Weekly

'More gripping than The Expanse' Charles Stross

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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

  • I was promised Mad Max: Fury Road in space-I got that and so much more. Seven Devils is an explosive new addition to the space opera genre. May and Lam had me from the first severed finger! This is a book you are not going to want to miss and the start of a series that promises to be a wild ride - K. B. Wagers, author of the Farian War trilogy

  • 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

  • The first part of a bold, dynamic new space opera duology sees seven female resistance fighters take on the might of the evil Empire. 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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Laura Lam

Laura Lam is the author of several science fiction books, including Radio 2 Book Club selection False Hearts. Originally from California, she now lives in Scotland with her husband, and currently teaches Creative Writing at Edinburgh Napier University.

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