Waiting on Wednesday is a meme I’ve participated in for years which lets readers share their excitement for books coming out soon, and this week the novel I’m eagerly awaiting is . . .

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empire of silenceEmpire of Silence by Christopher Ruocchio

Genre: SciFi – Space Opera

Series: Sun Eater #1

Publisher: DAW (July 3, 2018)

Author Information: Twitter

Length: 624 pages

Hadrian Marlowe, a man revered as a hero and despised as a murderer, chronicles his tale in the galaxy-spanning debut of the Sun Eater series, merging the best of space opera and epic fantasy.

It was not his war.

The galaxy remembers him as a hero: the man who burned every last alien Cielcin from the sky. They remember him as a monster: the devil who destroyed a sun, casually annihilating four billion human lives–even the Emperor himself–against Imperial orders.

But Hadrian was not a hero. He was not a monster. He was not even a soldier.

On the wrong planet, at the right time, for the best reasons, Hadrian Marlowe starts down a path that can only end in fire. He flees his father and a future as a torturer only to be left stranded on a strange, backwater world.

Forced to fight as a gladiator and navigate the intrigues of a foreign planetary court, Hadrian must fight a war he did not start, for an Empire he does not love, against an enemy he will never understand.

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  1. booksofb says:

    Thanks for calling out another really interesting new release. It immediately went into que as a July release. Looking forward to getting my hands on this one as well. Cheers

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  2. This is a new one to me–sounds interesting! Definitely keeping my eye on this one, thanks for sharing!

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  3. This one kind of popped up out of nowhere, I only heard of it a couple weeks ago when I received an ARC. It does look interesting though!

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  4. Holy crap, this sound awesome. Nice pick!

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