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Empire of Silence
Empire of Silence | Christopher Ruocchio
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Hadrian Marlowe, a man revered as a hero and despised as a murderer, chronicles his tale in the galaxy-spanning debut of the Sun Eater series, merging the best of space opera and epic fantasy. It was not his war. The galaxy remembers him as a hero: the man who burned every last alien Cielcin from the sky. They remember him as a monster: the devil who destroyed a sun, casually annihilating four billion human lives—even the Emperor himself—against Imperial orders. But Hadrian was not a hero. He was not a monster. He was not even a soldier. On the wrong planet, at the right time, for the best reasons, Hadrian Marlowe starts down a path that can only end in fire. He flees his father and a future as a torturer only to be left stranded on a strange, backwater world. Forced to fight as a gladiator and navigate the intrigues of a foreign planetary court, Hadrian must fight a war he did not start, for an Empire he does not love, against an enemy he will never understand.
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Quippe
Empire of Silence | Christopher Ruocchio
Panpan

Christopher Ruocchio‘s epic SF novel (the first in a series) has some interesting world building and a great sense of scale but the plot is far too predictable (hindered by the fact that Hadrian is writing his own memoir, which robs the book of any sense of jeopardy), the pacing is tortuously slow, Hadrian makes dumb decision for no good reason and the female characters painfully underdeveloped such that I won‘t be reading on.

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LeticiaToraci
Empire of Silence | Christopher Ruocchio
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Between buying used and new books I kind of failed not getting too many books this month. But at least five of them are used, so it's a bit like recycling in a hoarding way, right?

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DuckOfDoom
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It promises space opera in the style of epic fantasy, and it holds the promise! The start of a promising new series. I want the next book right now 😁

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Yeah_I_Read
Empire of Silence | Christopher Ruocchio
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
Empire of Silence | Christopher Ruocchio
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Just picked this up today! I've been really excited to get my hands on it.

I need to finish off a shwack of stuffs I'm already reading (I dare not start yet another book) but will get my eyeballs into it closer to the end of the month! 🤘

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InLibrisVeritas
Empire of Silence | Christopher Ruocchio
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If you love truly epic scifi then I highly recommend checking out Empire of Silence when it hits shelves next week (the 3rd!). Excellent world building, a main character with flaws, humility, and the desire to learn AND a fantastic cast of characters surrounding him. This one has enough power behind it that I think this series might go far.

Geeklet I‘ll keep an eye out for it! Sounds interesting 12mo
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InLibrisVeritas
Empire of Silence | Christopher Ruocchio
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Reading Empire of Silence while the boyfriend plays Assassin's Creed. I forgot I even had the game (never finished it) and we found it today.