'An entertaining shoot-'em-up, replete with epic starship battles, court intrigue and Machiavellian betrayals'
Non-stop action, space battles and intrigue abound in the second in a galactic-scale, gender-swapped space opera trilogy inspired by the life of Alexander The Great.
The epic finale to Kate Elliott's action-packed Sun Chronicles.
Head of Zeus -- an AdAstra Book * Science Fiction
03 Apr 2025 * 528pp * £18.99 * 9781800243286
'A maelstrom of palace intrigue, interstellar back-stabbing, devious plots, treachery, blistering action, ferocious confrontations – and a heroine for the ages... Enthralling, edge-of-your-seat stuff hurtling along at warp speed. Grab!' Kirkus Reviews STARRED REVIEW.
'Elliott launches a space opera trilogy with this impeccable coming-of-age adventure... Rich with history, tongue-in-cheek humor, cultural references, and vibrant characters, this highly entertaining series launch will have readers clamoring for more' Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW.
'A sweeping saga of a fierce and indomitable conqueror and her companions, this is breathtaking and mindblowingly good' Aliette de Bodard, Nebula Award-winning author of The Tea Master and the Detective.
'Non-stop action! Space battles! Intrigue! This is the kind of space opera that I love best – but Elliott does it even better' Ann Leckie, Clarke, Nebula & Hugo Award-winning author of Ancillary Justice
Kate Elliott has been writing stories since she was nine years old, which has led her to believe that writing, like breathing, keeps her alive. Writing science fiction and fantasy, her particular focus is immersive world-building and centering women in epic stories of adventure, amid transformative cultural change. Kate was born in Iowa, raised in Oregon and now lives in Hawaii, where she paddles outrigger canoes and spoils her schnauzer. You can find her online at kateelliott.com, kateelliott.substack.com, and @KateElliottSFF.
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