Bel Dame Apocrypha Volume 2
- 384 Pages
- September 4, 2018
- ISBN: 9781597809511
- Series: Bel Dame Apocrypha
- Imprint: Night Shade Books
- Trim Size: 4.25in x 6.75in
The sequel to Hugo Award-winning author Kameron Hurley’s acclaimed debut God’s War continues the story of Nyx, a former assassin caught up in civil war on a bizarre far-future alien planet.
The only thing worse than war is revolution. Especially when you're already losing the war...
Nyx used to be a bel dame, a government-funded assassin with a talent for cutting off heads for cash. Now she's babysitting diplomats to make ends meet and longing for the days when killing was a lot more honorable.
When Nyx's former bel dame "sisters" lead a coup against the government that threatens to plunge the country into civil war, Nyx is tasked with bringing them in. The hunt takes Nyx and her inglorious team of mercenaries to one of the richest, most peaceful, and most contaminated places on the planet—a country wholly unprepared to host a battle waged by the world's deadliest assassins.
In a rotten nation of sweet-tongued politicians, giant bugs, and renegade shape shifters, Nyx will forge unlikely allies and rekindle old acquaintances. And the bodies she leaves scattered across the continent this time... may include her own.
Because no matter where you go or how far you run in this world, one thing is certain: the bloody bel dames will find you.
“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