The Risen Empire
Little, Brown Book Group, 1 марта 2012 г. - Всего страниц: 720
The undead Emperor has ruled the Eighty Worlds for sixteen hundred years. His is the power to grant immortality to those he deems worthy, creating an elite class known as the Risen. Along with his sister, the eternally young Child Empress, his power within the empire has been absolute. Until now.
The empire's great enemies, the Rix, hold the Child Empress hostage. Charged with her rescue is Captain Laurent Zai. But when Imperial politics are involved the stakes are unimaginably high, and Zai may yet find the Rix the least of his problems. On the homeworld, Zai's lover, Senator Nara Oxham, newly appointed to the Emperor's War Council, must prosecute the war with the Rix while holding the inhuman impulses of the Risen councillors in check. If she fails at either task, millions will die.
And at the centre of everything is the Emperor's great lie: a revelation so shattering that he is willing to sanction the death of entire worlds to keep it secret ...
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Review: The Risen Empire (Succession #1)Пользовательский отзыв - Spiro - Goodreads
First off, I have to say I'm not a fan of military SF, or hard SF, so to Westerfeld's credit and writing skill, I stuck with this for over half the book. He has some interesting ideas, and certainly I ... Читать весь отзыв
Review: The Risen Empire (Succession #1)Пользовательский отзыв - Nikola Tasev - Goodreads
I was expecting some over-the-top action 'warhammer'-style, and fearing some over-the-top bullshit 'Sten'-style. The eternal immortal God-Emperor confused me, I guess. What I got had almost nothing in ... Читать весь отзыв