Bel Dame Apocrypha Volume 1
- 400 Pages
- May 8, 2018
- ISBN: 9781597809504
- Series: Bel Dame Apocrypha
- Imprint: Night Shade Books
- Trim Size: 4.25in x 6.75in x 0in
Hugo Award-winning author Kameron Hurley’s blood-soaked, inventive sci-fi/fantasy mash-up. “If you like rough, battle-scarred women who know how to regulate, you're going to love Nyx... makes Han Solo look like a boy scout.” —io9
Nyx had already been to hell. One prayer more or less wouldn't make any difference...
On a ravaged, contaminated world, a centuries-old holy war rages, fought by a bloody mix of mercenaries, magicians, and conscripted soldiers. Though the origins of the war are shady and complex, there's one thing everybody agrees on:
There's not a chance in hell of ending it.
Nyx is a former government assassin who makes a living cutting off heads for cash. But when a dubious deal between her government and an alien gene pirate goes bad, Nyx's ugly past makes her the top pick for a covert recovery. The head they want her to bring home could end the war—but at what price?
The world is about to find out.
“Inventive, challenging, tough as nails—just like its hard-hitting heroine. Recommended.”—Joe Abercrombie
“Kameron Hurley’s a brave, unflinching, truly original writer with a unique vision . . . burns right through your brain and your heart.”—Jeff VanderMeer, author of Finch
“Hurley’s world-building is phenomenal . . .(she) smoothly handles tricky themes such as race, class, religion, and gender without sacrificing action.”—Publishers Weekly
“One of the most thought-provoking debuts I’ve read so far this year.”—Locus
“If you like rough, battle-scarred women who know how to regulate, you're going to love Nyx... She makes Han Solo look like a boy scout.” —io9
“Especially enjoyable for its ethnically diverse cast and freewheeling remixes of traditional gender roles.”—Tor.com
“A fast-paced book with a lot of action and smart character moments, mixed with cynical battlefield philosophy. I highly recommend it.”—Strange Horizons
“Ferociously imaginative—with an emphasis on ferocious. . . . smart, dark, visceral and wonderfully, hectically entertaining.”—Lauren Beukes, author of Zoo City
“Edge-of-the-seat action set within a strange and alien world that’s the mutant child of Frank Herbert and Roger Zelazny.”—David J. Williams, author of The Mirrored Heavens