The Dragon's Nine Sons: A Novel of the Celestial Empire
by Chris Roberson
Solaris Mass Market ISBN/ITEM#: 9781844165247
Date: 04 February 2008 List Price £10.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Uncorrected Proof: The forthcoming novel from the supremely talented Chris Roberson, a young writer who work I admire very much indeed - see my reviews of Paragea and Set the Seas on Fire. This new novel, The Dragon's Nine Son's "...marks the start of the epic Celestial Empire sequence, one of the most original and exciting series in modern science fiction." Check out the Solaris web site for more on this and do take a look at Roberson's excellent and informative web site.
" A disgraced naval captain and a commando who knows secrets he should never have learned are picked to lead a suicide mission, piloting a salvaged Mexica spacecraft to Xolotl, the asteroid stronghold of their enemies, armed with enough explosives to reduce the Mexica base to dust. But when they arrive to find dozens of Chinese prisoners destined to be used as human sacrifices, their suicide mission suddenly becomes a rescue operation."