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‘AN EXCEPTIONAL DEBUT . . . READS LIKE A BECKY CHAMBERS NOVEL CROSSED WITH FIREFLYMichael Mammay, author of Planetside on Nophek Gloss

‘A SUCKER PUNCH TO THE SENSES . . . A KILLER STORY WITH REAL HEART AND SOUL’ Alastair Reynolds on Nophek Gloss

Following Nophek Gloss comes the second book in this highly imaginative new space opera trilogy by debut author Essa Hansen – an action-packed adventure perfect for fans of Star Wars, Children of Time and A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet.

Caiden has been on the run for ten years with his unique starship in order to keep his adversary, Threi, imprisoned. But when an old friend he’d once thought dead reappears, he is lured into a game of cat and mouse with the one person whose powers rival Threi’s: Threi’s sister Abriss.

Now with both siblings on the hunt for Caiden and his ship, Caiden must rescue his long-lost friend from their clutches and uncover the source of both his ship’s power and his own origins in order to stop Abriss’s plan to collapse the multiverse.

Praise for the series:

Gripping and inventive, Nophek Gloss will delight even as it breaks your heart’ Megan E. O’Keefe, award-winning author of Velocity Weapon

‘A strong, rollercoaster of a debut’ Gareth L. Powell, author of The Embers of War

Bursting with strange characters and powerful SF action‘ Rob Boffard, author of Adrift

Reviews

A revenge plot leads mechanic Caiden across a multiverse populated by a colourful array of humanoid species in Hansen's wonderfully inventive debut . . . Space opera fans will be eager for the next instalment
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Gripping and inventive, Nophek Gloss will delight even as it breaks your heart
Megan E. O'Keefe, award-winning author of VELOCITY WEAPON
Nophek Gloss is a sucker-punch to the senses, a delicious and delirious head-trip into an intricate, vivid and psychedelic cosmos of nested universes, exotic tech and gorgeously strange characters. Best of all, though, it's wrapped around a killer story with real heart and soul.
Alastair Reynolds, author of REVENGER
Intriguing metaphysical concepts, more fast-paced action, and a climactic revelation regarding Caiden's mysterious genetic heritage will have fans eager for the next book in the Graven series
BOOKLIST on AZURA GHOST
A strong, rollercoaster of a debut
Gareth L. Powell, author of THE EMBERS OF WAR
The Graven Trilogy kicks off with heart-rending loss, traumatic memories, fast-paced action, and stunning scientific concepts, with mercantile and political intrigues spanning manifold universes. Fans of Alastair Reynolds and Megan E. O'Keefe will want to try this
BOOKLIST
A compelling sf story that will draw in and hold readers until the very last page ... Hansen's marvellous debut is a fast-paced, action-filled ride through the multiverse, introducing a complex found family of gender- and neurodiverse characters.
LIBRARY JOURNAL
An exceptional debut - one of the best I've read in years. The sheer imagination in this book is staggering . . . Reads like a Becky Chambers novel crossed with Firefly . . . With her first novel, Essa Hansen establishes herself as a force in the world of science fiction
Michael Mammay, author of PLANETSIDE
A far-flung kaleidoscope of stunning imagination, superb characters and truly alien aliens. This is space opera firing on all cylinders, and a must-read
Jeremy Szal, author of STORMBLOOD
Bursting with strange characters and powerful SF action
Rob Boffard, author of ADRIFT