Hellhole: Awakening

Hellhole: Awakening

by Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
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Hellhole: Awakening by Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson

In this exhiliarting sequel to Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Hellhole, the stakes on planet Hallholme have been raised to new heights.

After declaring his independence from the corrupt Constellation, rebel General Adolphus knows the crackdown is coming. Now he needs to pull together the struggling Hellhole colony, the ever-expanding shadow-Xayan settlement, and his connections with the other Deep Zone worlds. Even then, he doubts his desperate measures will be enough.

Diadem Michella Duchenet has collected a huge space fleet led by Commodore Escobar Hallholme, son of the hero who originally defeated Adolphus. They expect resistance from the General's rebels, but who could possibly stand up to such a mighty fleet?

Adolphus knows he's running out of time, but he still has some hope—the shadow-Xayans have banded together to defend their sacred planet with "telemancy," but can they discover new powers to protect all the stored alien lives on the already devastated world? And when all hope seems lost, the awakened Xayans reveal information hidden even from their own followers—the existence of a bigger threat that makes even the Constellation fleet seem insignificant.

Disaster has come for General Adolphus and Hellhole…and this time there is no escape.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429949590
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 03/26/2013
Series: Hellhole Trilogy , #2
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 114,525
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

BRIAN HERBERT has written numerous novels, including Man of Two Worlds with Frank Herbert, The Race for God, and Sudanna, Sudanna. In 2003, he published Dreamer of Dune, a Hugo Award-nominated biography of his father.
KEVIN J. ANDERSON has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFX Reader's Choice Award. He set the Guinness-certified world record for the largest single-author book signing.

Brian Herbert, the author of numerous novels and short stories, has been critically acclaimed by leading reviewers in the United States and around the world. The eldest son of celebrated science fiction author Frank Herbert, he, with Kevin J. Anderson, is the author of Hellhole and continues his father’s beloved Dune series with books including The Winds of Dune, House Atreides, Sandworms of Dune, among other bestsellers. He also wrote a biography of his father, Dreamer of Dune. Herbert graduated from high school at age 16, and then attended U.C. Berkeley, where he earned a B.A. in Sociology. Besides an author, Herbert has been an editor, business manager, board game inventor, creative consultant for television and collectible card games, insurance agent, award-winning encyclopedia salesman, waiter, busboy, maid and a printer. He and his wife once owned a double-decker London bus, which they converted into an unusual gift shop. Herbert and his wife, Jan, have three daughters. They live in Washington State.

More than two dozen of Kevin J. Anderson's novels have appeared on national bestseller lists; and he has over eleven million books in print worldwide. His works have been translated into over 22 languages including German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Hebrew.

For a book signing during the promotional tour for his comedy/adventure novel AI! PEDRITO!, Anderson broke the Guinness World Record for "Largest Single-Author Signing," passing the previous records set by Gen. Colin Powell and Howard Stern.

Kevin worked in California for twelve years as a technical writer and editor at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, one of the nation's largest research facilities. At the Livermore Lab, he met his wife Rebecca Moesta and also his frequent co-author, Doug Beason. After he had published ten of his own science fiction novels to wide critical acclaim, he came to the attention of Lucasfilm, and was offered the chance to write Star Wars novels.

The novels in his Star Wars Jedi Academy trilogy became the three top-selling science fiction novels of 1994. He has also completed numerous other projects for Lucasfilm, including the 14 volumes in The New York Times bestselling Young Jedi Knights series (co-written with his wife Rebecca Moesta). His three original Star Wars anthologies are the bestselling SF anthologies of all time.

Kevin is also the author of three hardcover novels based on the X-Files; all three became international bestsellers, the first of which reached #1 on the London Sunday Times bestseller list. Ground Zero was voted "Best Science Fiction Novel of 1995" by the readers of SFX magazine. Ruins hit The New York Times bestseller list, the first X-Files novel ever to do so, and was voted "Best Science Fiction Novel of 1996."

Kevin's thriller Ignition, written with Doug Beason, has sold to Universal Studios as a major motion picture. Anderson and Beason's novels have been nominated for the Nebula Award and the American Physics Society's "Forum" award. Their other novels include Virtual Destruction, Fallout, and Ill Wind, which has been optioned by ABC TV for a television movie or miniseries. His collaborative works include ARTIFACT (Forge Books; May 2003), a thriller written with F. Paul Wilson, Janet Berliner, and Mathew Costello; and DUNE: THE BATTLE OF CORRIN (Tor Books; August 2004) written with Brian Herbert, Book 3 of their acclaimed Legends of Dune trilogy, and the sequel to the bestsellers DUNE: THE BUTLERIAN JIHAD and DUNE: THE MACHINE CRUSADE.

Kevin's solo work has garnered wide critical acclaim; for example, Climbing Olympus was voted the best paperback SF novel of 1995 by Locus Magazine, Resurrection, Inc., was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, and his novel Blindfold was a 1996 preliminary Nebula nominee. Anderson has written numerous bestselling comics, including Star Wars and Predator titles for Dark Horse, and X-Files for Topps.

Kevin's research has taken him to the top of Mount Whitney and the bottom of the Grand Canyon, inside the Cheyenne Mountain NORAD complex, into the Andes Mountains and the Amazon River, inside a Minuteman III missile silo and its underground control bunker, and onto the deck of the aircraft carrier Nimitz, inside NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building at Cape Canaveral. He's also been on the floor of the Pacific Stock Exchange, inside a plutonium plant at Los Alamos, behind the scenes at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC, and out on an Atlas-E rocket launchpad. He also, occasionally, stays home and writes. Kevin and his wife, writer Rebecca Moesta, live in Colorado.

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Hellhole: Awakening 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Skuldren More than 1 year ago
With more action, more drama, more compelling schemes and juicy drama, Hellhole Awakening cranks things up a notch for an explosive journey. As the second book in the trilogy, I was prepared to expect another fun adventure, but I was pleasantly surprised with how the plot moved forward with grander schemes and richer characters. There were some moments in this book where I laughed out loud, raised my first in triumph, or stared at the page in disbelief. Hellhole Awakening proves that this series is not one to be trifled with. This is a tale that not only promises great things, but delivers. Beyond the myriad cast of enjoyable characters, the story really pushed some plots into new territory. For starters, the war kicks into gear with several battles, thus ratcheting up the action of the book. This is further supported by several smaller plots involving murder and treachery. Then there are the alien Xayans who finally get to spring into service and show off their telemancy powers. Everything that was built up and hinted to in the first book gets to play out in this one. The end result was a book more entertaining and fun than the first. There were a lot of great moments in the book, but I don't want to spoil them. In short, there's drama, action and a whole lot of fun. If you haven't started reading the series yet, Hellhole Awakening may be the tipping point in your favor. It packs in space battles, assassinations, alien mysticism, moral character conflicts, dark humor and galactic strife all in one tight, interwoven tale. If you like sci-fi driven by colorful characters and a smart plot, then this may be just the book you're looking for. I give Hellhole Awakening a five out of five.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The evil empire and its cast of characters against the righteuos rebels. Snore. And the bad guys convienently escape with no resistance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
15 bucks is way to much for this book. The first book was so good. Too bad for Herberts fans . Looks like a trip to the libarary if they have it....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was just okay for a sci-fi book. Got a little hard to read about half way through ...... just a little too far fetched to the point of silliness.
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Yolee580 More than 1 year ago
A real page turner! Looking forward to book #3.
BobN1952 More than 1 year ago
The middle book of a planned trilogy, Hellhole Awakening, resolves a few threads, and creates more that make waiting a year or more for the third volume a bit frustrating. The story is written in the style of the old serials of the pulp magazine age. The frequent recaps can get repetitious, but as it is a big story with a large cast of characters, some readers may find the effort worthwhile. This is not his father's Dune, but it is an entertaining look inside another interstellar civilization.
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No let down from the first installment. Good complex plot...forsee many Hellhole books to come.
Jen-L More than 1 year ago
Loved it!