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The Fractured Dark

On sale

28th September 2023

Price: £24.99

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Selected: Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781405552202

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Dying planets, dangerous conspiracies, and secret romance abound in the second book of the Devoured Worlds trilogy by rising space opera star Megan E. O’Keefe.

Naira and Tarquin have escaped vicious counter-revolutionaries, misprinted monsters and the pull of a dying planet. Now, bound together to find the truth behind the blight that has been killing habitable planets, they need to hunt out the Mercator family secrets.

But, when the head of Mercator disappears, taking the universe’s remaining supply of starship fuel with him, chaos breaks loose between the ruling families. Naira’s revolution must be put aside for the sake of humanity’s immediate survival.

Praise for the series:

Character-driven science fiction at its best – a taut novel with human questions at its heart’
E. J. Beaton, author of The Councillor

Smart, incisive and utterly gripping. Megan E. O’Keefe’s masterful storytelling will draw you into a complex, brutal, yet hope-charged world, break your heart, and leave you begging for more’
Rowenna Miller, author of Torn

‘A delightfully twisty space opera filled with unique worldbuilding and deft explorations of humanity, family and power. Add in a dash of rebellion and a hint of romance, and I’m hooked – I can’t wait for the next book!’
Jessie Mihalik, author of Hunt the Stars

‘This is space opera for the ages, wrapped in complicated and delicious layers of family and loyalty and science and love and duty. I couldn’t put it down!
Karen Osborne, author of Architects of Memory

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Reviews

E. J. Beaton on THE BLIGHTED STARS
Brimming with unconventional gender dynamics and shifting identities, The Blighted Stars is character-driven science fiction at its best - a taut novel with human questions at its heart
LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)
Emotional arcs and action sequences, vivid worldbuilding, and interesting explorations of body printing and corporate servitude provide an immersive story . . . O'Keefe's latest has the intrigue, surprises, and high stakes of her previous novels
Connie Willis on THE BLIGHTED STARS
Riveting adventure at a rocketing pace, with engaging characters thrown in for good measure!
J. S. Dewes on THE BLIGHTED STARD
Addictive space opera full of intrigue, visceral danger and deeply personal stakes