Ninefox GambiteBook - 2016
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ChristchurchLib Jul 13, 2019
Action packed space opera. Follow disgraced commander Kel Cheris as she gets the opportunity to redeem herself by commanding a mission to retake a star fortress from the heretics who have taken it. In a thrilling action orientated space opera, Cheris must decide whether an ally who could turn the... Read More »
StaffPickles Sep 04, 2018
Alina's pick: Not for the faint-hearted, this is an incredibly dense scifi story about a disgraced captain who has to work with a mass-murdering (but tactical genius) undead general to save the Fortress of Scattered Needles.
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The Fortress of Scattered Needles—a key strategic holding of the Hexarchate Empire—has been overtaken by heretics from within, an event which threatens to spread calendrical rot across the galaxy. Thanks to its shields of invariant ice, recapturing the Fortress by siege is virtually impossible, and the only man who could do it, General Shuos Jedao, has been dead for three hundred years. Fortunately, he has been preserved as an undead weapon which can be extracted from the black cradle when duty calls. Captain Kel Cheris—a mathematical prodigy who inexplicably chose the military Kel faction over the more academically minded Nirai—is selected to be the person to wield this “weapon,” and lead the campaign to reclaim the Fortress of Scattered Needles. Unfortunately for Cheris, Shuos Jedao slaughtered his own army before his death, which means that the Hexarchate’s secret weapon is mad traitor who cannot be trusted, even when his help is desperately needed.
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