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Hidden Empire : The Saga of Seven Suns - Book 1 by Kevin J Anderson

Hidden Empire : The Saga of Seven Suns - Book 1

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First book in the Saga of the Seven Suns. This is Science Fiction on a galactic scale and what makes it really appealing is the combination of amazingly imagined futures with well drawn multic layered characters. At around 700 pages a book it will keep you occupied for a considerable time.

If you like Kevin J Anderson you might also like to read books by Frank Herbert, Alistair Reynolds and Alastair Reynolds.


Hidden Empire : The Saga of Seven Suns - Book 1 by Kevin J Anderson

Journey through a galaxy teeming with life in all its incarnations - from merchants, politicians and soldiers, to 'green priests' who communicate telepathically with a semi-sentient forest; gypsy Roamers who mine the clouds of gas giants for stardrive fuel; the alien Ildirans, and the insect-like robots that are the only remnants of the vanished Klikiss civilization, destroyed by powers that yet lay dormant, awaiting the call of those foolish enough to believe they can be tamed.

Using clues found in the ancient ruins of that lost civilisation, Margaret and Louis Colicos constructed the Klikiss Torch, a device that could transform gas giants into new suns. But was Mankind wise enough to wield the power of the gods?

Seeking new planets to colonize, human explorers encountered the age-old Ildiran Empire, and before long, Humanity's youthful energy threatened to overwhelm the stately dance of their new neighbours. A race long past their prime, the Ildirans had recorded their entire history in the ever-growing Saga of Seven Suns, named for the stars in their home skies. But within the Ildirans' history were secrets of ancient disasters and conflicts forgotten throughout the galaxy. After millennia, the fire of Humanity's torch would re-ignite those memories, into a conflagration that would threaten to destroy entire galaxies...

Hidden Empire begins a dazzling space opera fit to stand with the classics of the genre. It is an epic in the truest sense of the word, combining the politics of Frank Herbert's Dune, the scope of Peter F. Hamilton's Night's Dawn trilogy, and the pageantry and romance of Star Wars.


‘The scope is vast and the plot is just revealing enough to keep you on the edge of your seat. It is impossible that the Saga of the Seven Suns will be anything less than a hit’ – ENIGMA

‘Weaves action, romance and science with a rousing plot reflecting the classics of the Science Fiction of Arthur C Clarke and Frank Herbert with some glossy cinematic influences of Lucas and Spielberg’ – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

‘Space opera on a grand scale. Anderson has created a fully independent and richly conceived venue for his personal brand of space opera’ – SCIFI.COM

‘A rip-roaring space opera full of treachery, mystery, adventure, intrigue, suspense, aliens, super science, space travel, and just about everything else you can imagine’ – CHRONICLE

About the Author

Kevin J. Anderson has over 16 million books in print in 29 languages worldwide. He is the author of the X-FILES novels GROUND ZERO (number 1 bestseller in THE TIMES, and voted Best SF Novel of the Year by SFX magazine), RUINS and ANTIBODIES, as well as the JEDI ACADEMY trilogy of STAR WARS novels - the three bestselling SF novels of 1994. He has also written the international bestselling prequels to Frank Herbert's monumental DUNE series, with Frank's son, Brian Herbert.He has won, or been nominated for, the Nebula Award, Bram Stoker Award, Reader's Choce Award from the Science Fiction Book Club, and many others.

Kevin Anderson lives in Colorado.

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7th July 2003


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720 pages


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