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There Before the Chaos

There Before the Chaos

The first volume of an epic space opera trilogy featuring the gunrunner empress Hail Bristol, who must navigate alien politics and deadly plots to prevent an interspecies war.

The battle for the throne is over. The war for the galaxy is just beginning.

Hail Bristol, infamous galactic gunrunner and former runaway princess, never expected to inherit the throne of Indrana. But after avenging the murder of her entire family and cleansing the Empire of usurpers in a bloody civil war, the former outlaw must fulfill her duties to her people. Hail retires her gun and throws herself into the rebuilding of her Empire.

Her hard-won peace is short-lived. When Indrana’s closest ally asks Hail to intervene in an interstellar military crisis, she embarks on the highest stakes diplomatic mission the Empire has ever faced. Caught between two alien civilizations at each other’s throats, she must uncover each side’s true intentions before all of humanity becomes collateral damage in a full-blown galactic war.

There Before the Chaos begins a fresh, pulse-pounding space opera series from an exciting new voice in science fiction.


For more from K. B. Wagers, check out:

The Indranan War
Behind the Throne
After the Crown
Beyond the Empire
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Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy / Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera

On Sale: October 9th 2018

Price: $15.99 / $20.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 480

ISBN-13: 9780316411219

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"Wagers achieves a rare balance of action... tension, and quiet moments, keeping pages turning while deepening the portraits of Hail and the friends and foes around her. Fans of the original trilogy will welcome Hail's return, and any space opera reader can easily jump in here."—Publishers Weekly
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"Nerve-wracking action on the ground and in space, dark humor, and the characters' til-the-end loyalty to one another... A satisfyingly thunderous end to Hail's quest for vengeance that makes an excellent addition to any SF collection."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Beyond the Empire
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"Satisfying... Wagers's high-octane space opera trilogy is particularly appealing for its relationships."—Library Journal (starred review) on Beyond the Empire
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"A rich tapestry of nuanced characters and a story that makes you care about them... I can't wait to see what she'll do next."—Pop Culture Beast on Beyond the Empire
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"Kick ass space opera with a heart. I loved it."—The Eloquent Page on Beyond the Empire
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"'Crown' is fast paced, and its focus on a female action heroine defined by her decisions rather than romance is refreshing and fun."—The Washington Post on After the Crown
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"Two books in, this series has exemplified political plotting as compelling as the badass heroine at its center."—B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog on After the Crown
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"Craving a galactic adventure? K.B. Wagers' second Indranan War novel is just the ticket."—Bookish on After the Crown
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"This is pitch perfect science fiction that blends action, adventure, political intrigue and more than a little heart."—The Eloquent Page on After the Crown
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"Hail is quickly becoming a favorite character... for fans of shows like Firefly and Killjoys there's a lot to love."—Pop Culture Beast on After the Crown
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"Full of fast-paced action and brutal palace intrigue, starring the fiercest princess this side of Westeros."—B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog on Behind the Throne
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"Behind the Throne opens with a bang and maintains the momentum throughout the story."—RT Book Reviews on Behind the Throne
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"Taut suspense, strong characterization, and dark, rapid-fire humor are the highlights of this excellent SF adventure debut."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Behind the Throne
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"Promising science-fiction series... for fans of stories with plenty of action and political maneuvering."—Booklist on Behind the Throne
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"This debut ranks among the best political SF novels in years, largely because of the indomitable, prickly Hail... fast-paced, twisty space opera."—Library Journal (starred review) on Behind the Throne
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