By Scott Westerfeld
From the acclaimed number 1 New York Times bestselling writer of Evolution's Darling (Philip ok. Dick Award particular quotation and a New York Times striking ebook) and Uglies, Pretties, and Specials, comes a sweeping epic. The Risen Empire is the 1st nice house opera of the twenty-first century.
The undead Emperor has governed his powerful interstellar empire of 80 human worlds for 16 hundred years. simply because he can furnish a kind of everlasting life-after-death, growing an elite often called the Risen, his strength is absolute. He and his sister, the kid Empress, who's perpetually a bit woman, are worshipped as residing gods.
The Rix are machine-augmented people who worship very various gods: AI compound minds of planetary measurement. Cool, relentless fans, their in basic terms objective is to propagate such AIs. They search to finish the Emperor's lengthy rule, and supplant it with an everlasting cybernetic dynasty. they start by means of taking the kid Empress hostage. Captain Laurent Zai of the Imperial Frigate Lynx is tasked together with her rescue.
Separated through gentle years, sure through an not going love, Zai and pacifist Senator Nara Oxham needs to either face the problem of the Rix, and either will carry the destiny of the empire of their hands.