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The First Sister

On sale

4th August 2020

Price: £14.99

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Selected: Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781529386905

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‘I couldn’t put it down’ R.F. Kuang, author of The Poppy War


Forced to travel the stars alongside the Gean soldiers of Earth and Mars, she lacks control over her own destiny. Until an enigmatic, and secretive, new captain – Saito Ren – joins her ship and opens her eyes to a dangerous new path.


An elite Icarii soldier of Venus, he was thrown into disgrace after the sudden disappearance of his partner, Hiro. Then Hiro is discovered alive, and a traitor, and Lito is offered a shot at redemption: but only if he hunts down and kills his former partner in cold blood.

As the war between the Geans and the Icarii reaches a head, Lito and the First Sister must decide what – and whom – they are willing to sacrifice in the name of duty, or for love.

‘Debut of the month’ Library Journal


Publishers Weekly
Lewis skillfully handles the tale's many moving pieces, maintaining pace, nuance, and clarity throughout. Lewis's lush prose creates an immersive, richly textured world with complex social dynamics and solid LGBTQ and multicultural representation
Library Journal
Debut of the month . . . A layered, action-filled plot and diverse characters create a powerful entry into the space opera genre
April Genevieve Tucholke, author of The Boneless Mercies
Lewis's The First Sister is a ferocious mix of energetic plotting and vivid characters. Ridiculously readable
R.F. Kuang, author of The Poppy War
Wonderfully imaginative and gripping - Lewis's debut sucks you in from the very first scene and keeps you absorbed in a rollercoaster of high-octane action and devastating twists. Her prose is rich and assured; her characters complex and compelling. I couldn't put it down
An enjoyable queer space opera romp with a dark underbelly
SciFi & Scary
If you're a fan of sci-fi rebels with strong female protagonists, this is a must read!
Never Imitate
This is a great science-fiction debut of incredible scope that should appeal to all fans of the genre. I'm looking forward to seeing where is goes next. Highly recommended
Rainbow Round Table
This is a book that will leave you itching for the next installment, rooting for your favorite characters (or couples), and impatient to jump back into this world
Booklist on The Las Hero
Conflicts over advanced technology, religious beliefs, and economic deprivation swirl throughout this thrilling LGBTQ space opera centred on love, loss, and betrayal . . . The revolution is just getting started
The Mary Sue
A feminist space opera that blends social commentary with the cosmic magic of space . . . an introspective tale of humanity and who is allowed to define it
Birmingham Science Fiction Group
It is the kind of book that is likely to stimulate all kinds of discussion. A debut novel worth reading
Lewis has certainly plotted her story well - ParSec, Autumn 2021 review
NPR on The Last Hero
A lot of fun, as stylish as it is substantial . . . read on