An epic space opera follows a comfort woman as she claims her agency, a soldier questioning his allegiances, and a non-binary hero out to save the solar system. FIRST SISTER HAS NO NAME, AND NO VOICE.
She’s a priestess of the Sisterhood, traveling the stars alongside the soldiers of Earth who own the rights to her body and soul. When her former captain abandons her, First Sister’s hopes for freedom are dashed and she is forced to stay on her ship with no friends, no status, and a new captain she knows nothing about. When the Mother, leader of her order, asks her to spy on Captain Saito Ren, First Sister discovers that sacrificing for the war effort is so much harder to do when your loyalties are split.
LITO VAL LUCIUS HAS NO FAITH, AND NO LOYALTY.
He climbed his way out of the slums to become an elite soldier of Venus, but now he’s haunted by his failures and the loss of his partner Hiro. But when Lito learns that Hiro is alive, but a traitor, and he’s assigned to hunt Hiro down, and kill them, Lito must decide what he is actually fighting for – the society that raised him, or himself.
As the battle to control Ceres reaches a head, Lito and First Sister must decide what – and whom – they are willing to sacrifice in the name of duty, or for love.
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
Debut of the month . . . A layered, action-filled plot and diverse characters create a powerful entry into the space opera genre
Lewis's The First Sister is a ferocious mix of energetic plotting and vivid characters. Ridiculously readable
April Genevieve Tucholke, author of The Boneless Mercies
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
R.F. Kuang, author of The Poppy War
An enjoyable queer space opera romp with a dark underbelly
If you're a fan of sci-fi rebels with strong female protagonists, this is a must read!
SciFi & Scary
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
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
Rainbow Round Table
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
The Mary Sue
The First Sister