The Stars Are Legion (Signed Book)

The Stars Are Legion (Signed Book)

by Kameron Hurley

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Overview

Set within a system of decaying world-ships travelling through deep space, this breakout novel of epic science fiction follows a pair of sisters who must wrest control of their war-torn legion of worlds—and may have to destroy everything they know in order to survive.

On the outer rim of the universe, a galactic war has been waged for centuries upon hundreds of world-ships. But these worlds will continue to die through decay and constant war unless a desperate plan succeeds.

Anat, leader of the Katazyrna world-ship and the most fearsome raiding force on the Outer Rim, wants peace. To do so she offers the hand of her daughter, Jayd, to her rival. Jayd has dreamed about leading her mother’s armies to victory her whole life—but she has a unique ability, and that makes her leverage, not a leader. As Anat convinces her to spend the rest of her life wed to her family’s greatest enemy, it is up to Jayd’s sister Zan—with no stomach for war—to lead the cast off warriors she has banded together to victory and rescue Jayd. But the war does not go at all as planned…

In the tradition of The Fall of Hyperion and Dune, The Stars are Legion is an epic and thrilling tale about familial love, revenge, and war as imagined by one of the genre’s most imaginative new writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781534405219
Publisher: Saga Press
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Kameron Hurley is the acclaimed author of the novels God’s War and The Mirror Empire. She has been awarded two Hugo Awards, the Kitschky Award for Best Debut Novel, and has also been a finalist for the Nebula Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the British Science Fiction and Fantasy Award, and the Locus Award. Visit her online at KameronHurley.Blogspot.com or on Twitter at @KameronHurley.

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The Stars Are Legion 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
stickerooniDM More than 1 year ago
Rated 3.5 of 5 I know that Kameron Hurley is among a new wave of writers much-lauded for originality and story-telling prowess. I've only read two books by Hurley before this, with mixed reactions to both. Here, somewhere in deep space exist a series of world-ships that have been at war with one another for hundreds of years. From the war(s) and basic neglect, the world-ships are decaying and soon to be at a point of no return if something isn't done about it, but most are too busy fighting to give the worlds themselves much thought. Anat, the leader of one war-torn ship, and a feared fighter, wants peace and so she offers her daughter in marriage to a rival. That daughter, Jayd, is also a feared fighter and had hoped to lead the armies in her mother's name to victory. Now she'll be a consort to the enemy. And so Jayd pins her hopes on her sister, Zan (a pacifist), to lead the world's best fighters to victory. The opening sentence... then the opening paragraph ... then the opening chapter, took my breath away. Hurley drops us into the action, leaving us to figure out what's happening while we're on a wild ride. These warriors appear to come back to life after dying in fierce battles, though their memory of events prior are often lost and slow to recover and it is up to those around them to usher them back into their old lives. Aside from giving us an exciting ride the moment we open the pages, Hurley provides us with a glimpse of the world-building that she's creating here and we immediately know that the rules are different here. It's a brilliant set-up and Hurley does this as well as anyone in the business. The book is told from different points of view. Sometimes Zan and sometimes Jayd. This is not a device that I enjoy, and it is made a little more challenging here because the chapters don't alternate on a regular interval. While Hurley is really spectacular at getting our attention and bringing us into her very unique world in the early goings of the book, I find that she often lets me down in the middle portions. I get bored and tend to feel I am getting a great deal of repeat story. I stopped caring about Zan and Jayd for a bit but then got back into it as we neared the end. This is not unique to this book as I've felt this way with other Hurley novels as well. Looking for a good book? The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley shows us why Hurley is an exciting fantasy author, but the story does drag for a bit in the middle. I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
Justin_Hebert More than 1 year ago
A worthy and original space opera, The Stars Are Legion is a gripping tale of deception, identity, and camaraderie that transcends space and time. Badass warriors fight over the scraps of a dying fleet of ship-planets, braving the vacuum of space with spray-on suits and cephalopod guns as they ride into battle on gigantic caterpillar-like creatures. If you haven't figured it out by now, this book is weird. Super-weird. And I LOVE IT! The dual-protagonist structure serves to keep the novel from sinking under the weight of relentless mystery while also providing tension whenever one of the two gets themselves into a tight jam (which is often). The author indulges her tendency to merge science fiction and fantasy elements and she does it skillfully and effectively. The end result feels alien and yet familiar at the same time. Fair warning, there is a healthy sprinkling of grimdark elements throughout the book, so if you are easily grossed out then you should avoid reading this on an empty stomach. Long story short: fascinating story, mind-blowing setting, amazing characters, great novel.
Michelle_Palmer More than 1 year ago
I am not sure how to review this book without giving anything away. At first you are not sure what is going on. Partially because the POV character doesn't know what is going on. It is like nothing I have ever read before. It is definitely not for the squeamish. The worldbuilding required for this book was intense. This is an alternate world SciFi novel. The world in it has the same laws of Physics but that is about all. The characters are all so well written that you can truly understand (eventually) why they do the things they do. Not just the main characters but also the secondary and even tertiary characters. The settings in the book are varied and amazingly wrought. I have not read any of her other work (though I own a few) but I will remedy that soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This may be the one fans have been waiting for to use to recruit new fans. This story highlights Hurley's world-building talent with its squishy, squelching tramp through the vistas of the many underworlds of Katazyrna while sparing us (some of) her gorier imaginings. Excellent storytelling, by the way, with a nice quest to uncover what the world is all about and some good character development with a hero you can actually like without feeling guilty this time.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Can not recommend. I could find no redeeming value!
MikeMac2 More than 1 year ago
Sorry but I was totally lost and turned off. Couldn't even bring myself to finish it before I was buying a different book.