The first three novels in Marianne de Pierres’ epic series The Sentients of Orion were shortlisted for the prestigious Aurealis Award. The fourth novel won it. E-Reads is delighted to bring the quartet back.
The leadoff novel, Dark Space, takes place on the arid mining planet of Araldis. There Baronessa Mira Fedor finds herself on the run from the authorities, her life in tatters and her future stolen. Araldis itself buckles under the onslaught of a ruthlessly executed invasion. None of this is coincidence. The more Mira discovers about her planet’s elite and the forces arrayed against them, the more things seem to point to a single guiding intelligence. Nothing that has happened to her or her world is an accident. But the intrigue is only beginning, as Mira must fight for her very own survival, or embrace the dark space that threatens to consume her.
One Amazon reviewer says “This is the kind of book you just can’t put down once you start it!” Another says “It’s multilayered, gritty, realistic and being a trilogy you know there is more to come after you put it down, which is excellent news.” A third says “The novel is full of twists and turns. There is action, danger, escape and more danger. Betrayals and acts of bravery. Suffering and small moments of contentment. It is an epic space opera with a bit of a cliff hanger ending.”
Read the unfolding drama in the four books of the Sentients of Orion. It’s been called “brilliant in all senses of the word” by science fiction novelist Sean Williams, himself a multiple winner of the Aurealis.