New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green continues his compelling space opera with the second novel in the Deathstalker series.
Owen Deathstalker—outlawed, with a price on his head and the blood of a mighty warrior lineage in his veins—had no choice but to embrace a dangerous destiny. With nothing to lose, only he had the courage to take up arms against Queen Lionstone XIV.
Now as he gathers his unlikely allies—the legendary washed-up hero Jack Random, the beautiful pirate Hazel d’Arc, the original Deathstalker long since presumed dead, and the alien Hadenmen whose purposes no human can discern—the eyes of the downtrodden are upon him while the freedom of a galaxy hangs in the balance...
Simon R. Green
is the New York Times
bestselling author of the Secret Histories series, the novels of the Nightside, the Ghost Finders series, and the Deathstalker series. He lives in England.
Praise for the Deathstalker Series
“The Deathstalker Saga is space opera to the extreme as only Simon R. Green can do it. Intense, unique, and addictive, it’s everything George Lucas wishes his work could be, if he had an unlimited budget and the peculiar creativity I’ve come to associate with British writers. I love Green’s work, and I can’t recommend this book enough.”—SF Site
“Green ably juggles elements of sword and sorcery, high fantasy, humorous quest and SF, with homages to authors such as Moorcock, Adams, Cordwainer Smith, and Zelazny...a fun, twisty romp with surprises around every corner.”—Publishers Weekly
“Reading even one Deathstalker leaves one feeling jollier than before, for the series continues to avoid the lapses of tone so common in humorous space opera and fantasy.”—Booklist
“Rip-roaring space opera with dastardly villains, exciting battles, nefarious plots, and strong willed heroes.”—Chronicle
“Fans of the various Star Wars
and Star Trek
novels are going to love Green’s epic science fiction series. Plenty of action and adventure.”—Midwest Book Review
“The Deathstalker family legacy and the battle for the throne are reminiscent of high fantasy, and the wisecracking heroes and villains would feel at home in a Hollywood action-adventure blockbuster. Green has created an amazing universe that stretches light years into the far future.”—RT Book Reviews