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The third novel in the Shoal space opera series featuring Dakota Merrick continuing from Stealing Light and Nova WarThe nova war has begun to spread as the Emissaries wage a fierce and reckless campaign, encroaching on the area of space occupied by humanity and forcing the Shoal into a desperate retreat While Dakota goes in search of the entity responsible for creating the Maker caches, Corso, left in charge of a fleet of human piloted Magi ships, finds his authority crumbling in the face of assassination attempts and politically motivated sabotage If any hope exists at all, it lies in an abandoned asteroid a thousand light years beyond the Consortium s borders, and with Ty Whitecloud, the only man alive with the skill to decipher the messages left behind by an ancient race of star travellers Unfortunately Whitecloud is locked in a prison cell aboard a dying coreship adrift in space, awaiting execution for war crimes against Corso s own people But if humanity has any hope of survival, Corso is going to have to find some way to keep him alive and that s only if Dakota doesn t kill him first Empire of Light


About the Author: Gary Gibson

Gary Gibson s first novel, Angel Stations, was published in 2004 Interzone called it dense and involving, puzzling and perplexing It s unabashed science fiction, with an almost Golden Age feel to it His second novel was Against Gravity in 2005 the Guardian described it as building on current trends to produce a convincing picture of the world in 2096 Stealing Light was first published in 2007, and garnered a wide range of positive reviews The London Times called it A violent, inventive, relentlessly gripping adventure intelligently written and thought provoking.Stealing Light is the first volume in a four book space opera, the final volume of which, Marauder, was published in 2013 To date, Gary has written ten novels, most recently Extinction Game and its sequel, Survival Game.



10 thoughts on “Empire of Light

  1. Dirk Grobbelaar Dirk Grobbelaar says:

    When he closed his eyes, all he could see was stars scattered across the void like diamond dust.Something I found particularly interesting about this trilogy was how the ante was upped considerably with each entry This novel, which concludes the original Shoal trilogy, is no exception, with its bigger explosions, vaster distances travelled and greater odds to defeatI watched them use the energy of a nova, she expl


  2. Scott Scott says:

    Now this was a pleasant surprise.After the strong beginnings of Stealing Light Gibson s Shoal Sequence story went off the rails a bit In book two his protagonist Dakota Merrick bounces from one torture beating imprisonment scene to the next for several chapters, before the story proper continues with revelations that FTL travel also doubles as a civilisation ending weapon.By the time Nova War ends and Gibson has the s


  3. Mark Zieg Mark Zieg says:

    This finale is a must read, if only to cap off the excellent Nova War, but unfortunately it was not the strongest of the series It really needed a major new plot point in the middle third some new world or species to break up a rather tedious journey that added little interest and distinctly overlapped similar events from the first book However, the first and final thirds were both pretty good, and Gibson continued to pu


  4. Aaron Anderson Aaron Anderson says:

    Lost interest about 20 percent in.


  5. John John says:

    Dakota and a small crew find and deliver to a certain well defended locale an ancient superweapon that just might stop the Emissaries from destroying much of the galaxy I found myself skipping and skimming, because everything here is so predictable, and the characters seem to have done all their developing in previous episodes Also, in grand cheating comic book tradition, Gibson keeps killing Dakota off and then miraculously r


  6. Gavin Brown Gavin Brown says:

    After thoroughly enjoying books 1 2, the 3rd installment of this trilogy was a real disappointment So much so that I didn t finish it I felt cheated by big jumps in the plot, and the complete absence of previously prominent characters.It isn t badly written, but as the final installment of this trilogy, it isn t worthy Maybe I ll come back to it, but with so many other books on my to read list it can wait a while After thoroughly


  7. James Cox James Cox says:

    This was good I m looking forward to book 4 and the last in the series.


  8. Adam Whitehead Adam Whitehead says:

    The Shoal Hegemony and the Emissaries of God are locked in a devastating nova war between the Perseus and Orion arms of the Galaxy Hundreds of star systems have been destroyed, billions slain The war is starting to move in the direction of human space, but the Consortium is riven by in fighting as the Consortium s rulers vie with the Peacekeeper Corps established by Dakota Merrick and Lucas Corso for control of the FTL equipped ancient


  9. Cristian Iorga Cristian Iorga says:

    Another solid book and sci fi epic adventure I m a bit thorn about about the end because I feel that this is where the series could have ended The setup for the next book felt a bit forced so I am a bit intrigued whether the price is worth paying.


  10. Steve Lee Steve Lee says:

    I enjoyed it finished off the trilogy nicely.


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