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Embers of War by Gareth L. Powell
Titan Books Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 1785655183
Date: 20 February 2018 List Price $14.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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Gareth L. Powell may not be as well known to US readers as he is to those in the UK, but this British Science Fiction Award Winner (Ack-Ack Macaque, BSFA 2013) has a devoted following and for good reason; he's been turning out engaging space opera and alternate history for some time now, both in novels and short stories. Embers of War starts a new series, starring the now weapons stripped sentient warship Trouble Dog and its crew as they engage in what should be a balm to the war-weary vessel, a humanitarian rescue mission. If only things were as simple as they seem.

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Product Description: From BSFA Award winning author Gareth L. Powell comes the first in a new epic sci-fi trilogy exploring the legacies of war

The sentient warship Trouble Dog was built for violence, yet following a brutal war, she is disgusted by her role in a genocide. Stripped of her weaponry and seeking to atone, she joins the House of Reclamation, an organisation dedicated to rescuing ships in distress. When a civilian ship goes missing in a disputed system, Trouble Dog and her new crew of loners, captained by Sal Konstanz, are sent on a rescue mission.

Meanwhile, light years away, intelligence officer Ashton Childe is tasked with locating the poet, Ona Sudak, who was aboard the missing spaceship. What Childe doesn't know is that Sudak is not the person she appears to be. A straightforward rescue turns into something far more dangerous, as Trouble Dog, Konstanz and Childe find themselves at the centre of a conflict that could engulf the entire galaxy. If she is to save her crew, Trouble Dog is going to have to remember how to fight...

(Source: Titan Books)

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