Bel Dame Apocrypha Volume 3
- 440 Pages
- November 20, 2018
- ISBN: 9781597809528
- Series: Bel Dame Apocrypha
- Imprint: Night Shade Books
- Trim Size: 4.25in x 6.75in
The thrilling conclusion to Hugo Award-winning author Kameron Hurley’s bloody, far-future bugpunk debut trilogy, reissued in mass market.
After years in exile, Nyxnissa so Dasheem is back in action in service to the bel dames, a sisterhood of elite government assassins tasked with eliminating deserters and traitors.
The end of a centuries-long holy war between her country, Nasheen, and neighboring Chenja has flooded the streets of Nasheen with unemployed—and unemployable—soldiers whose frustrations have brought the nation to the brink of civil war.
Not everyone likes this tenuous and unpredictable "peace," however, and somebody has kidnapped a key politician whose death could trigger a bloody government takeover. With aliens in the sky and revolution on the ground, Nyx assembles a team of mad magicians, torturers, and mutant shape-shifters for an epic journey across a flesh-eating desert in search of a man she's not actually supposed to kill.
Trouble is, killing is the only thing Nyx is good at. And she already left this man to die...
“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