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Best Space Opera of 2018

Best Space Opera of 2018

Embers of War

By Gareth L. Powell
Published by Titan Books

A literary space opera set in the aftermath of a universal conflict, Embers of War drives the reader toward a startling destination and inspiring finish. By combining a masterful prose style featuring multiple narrators with a richly devised word-building blueprint, Powell has created a cast of outstanding characters whose combined actions examine humanity and our place in the universe.
– Review excerpt from July 16, 2018

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Honorable Mentions

There Before the Chaos epitomizes the space opera genre, weaving a complex universe with a powerful protagonist and a story that utilizes political intrigue, space travel, and a strong history.*

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Free Chocolate is everything I could have wanted and more, complete with intricate and dramatic characters, dozens of twisting plot lines that lead to a slam-bang finish, and an absurd resource at the center of all the drama: chocolate.

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  • NOTE: I was provided a free copy of There Before the Chaos via NetGalley in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I only publish reviews of books I enjoy, and this novel meets that criteria.
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