Nyx is back, alongside the bel dame sisterhood of assassins.
Although the centuries-long war is over, civil unrest is rife, and the fate of one kidnapped politician could be the catalyst for a bloody regime change.
With aliens in the sky and a hint of revolution in the air, Nyx and her team of mutant shape-shifters, torturers and bio-tech magicians have a new mission: save a life to save a country.
A stunning follow-up to The Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlisted GOD'S WAR.
No matter where you go, the Bel Dames will find you
Nyx used to be an assassin, part of the sisterhood of the Bel Dames. Now she's babysitting diplomats to make ends meet and longs for the days when killing was a lot more honorable. So, when her former ‘sisters’ lead a coup against the government, she‘s the perfect choice to stop them.
In a rotten nation of giant bugs and renegade shape shifters, Nyx must forge unlikely allies and rekindle old acquaintances if she is to survive. Otherwise, this time, the bodies she leaves scattered across the continent may include her own...
Shortlisted for The Arthur C. Clarke Award
Nyx is a bel dame, a bounty hunter paid to collect the heads of deserters – by almost any means necessary.
‘Almost’ proved to be the problem.
Cast out and imprisoned for breaking one rule too many, Nyx and her crew of mercenaries are all about the money. But when a dubious government deal with an alien emissary goes awry, her name is at the top of the list for a covert recovery.
While the centuries-long war rages on only one thing is certain: the world’s best chance for peace rests in the hands of its most ruthless killers. . .
Kameron Hurley is the award-winning, Nebula nominated author of God's War, Infidel, and Rapture. Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Year's Best SF 12, and EscapePod, among others. Visit kameronhurley.com for more. Her first novel, GOD'S WAR, has won The Kitschies Gold Tentacle Award for Best Début, a British Fantasy Award for Best Newcomer, and has been nominated for The Arthur C. Clarke Award and British Science Fiction Award.