Nyx was a government sponsored assassin, a Bel Dame paid to track down and collect the heads of deserters from a centuries long war on a decimated world, by almost any means necessary.
'Almost' proved to be a problem.
Cast out and imprisoned for breaking one rule too many, Nyx and her crew of mercenaries now just work for the money. When a covert government deal with an off world gene-pirate goes awry, however, her name is at the top of the list to retrieve this particular head.
In a futuristic world dominated by war, religion and an insectile technology that borders on magic, the best chance for peace rests in the hands of the most ruthless killers.
Pray that it's enough...
About the Author
Kameron Hurley currently hacks out a living as a marketing and advertising writer in Ohio. She's lived in Fairbanks, Alaska; Durban, South Africa; and Chicago, but grew up in and around Washington State. Her personal and professional exploits have taken her all around the world. She spent much of her roaring 20's traveling, pretending to learn how to box, and trying not to die spectacularly. Along the way, she justified her nomadic lifestyle by picking up degrees in history from the University of Alaska and the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Today she lives a comparatively boring life sustained by Coke Zero, Chipotle, low-carb cooking, and lots of words. She continues to work hard at not dying.
"A fast-paced thriller full of brutal action and vivid characters ... we'll be surprised if you find a ballsier and more fun SF novel this year." SFX "God's War is so good" -- Alison Flood The Guardian "Kameron Hurley's a brave, unflinching, truly original writer with a unique vision - her fiction burns right through your brain and your heart." -- Jeff VanderMeer "Hurley's world-building is phenomenal... [she] smoothly handles tricky themes such as race, class, religion, and gender without sacrificing action." Publishers Weekly "An aggressively dark, highly original SF-fantasy novel with tight, cutting prose and some of the most inventive world-building I've seen in a while." -- Stefan Raets Fantasy Literature.com
Series: Bel Dame Apocrypha
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 16th January 2014
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1