Embers of War

From BSFA Award winning author Gareth L. Powell comes the first in a new epic sci-fi trilogy exploring the legacies of war

“Powell’s writing is fast-paced and fun and full of adventure. He’s on my must-read list.”
ANN LECKIE, AUTHOR OF ANCILLARY JUSTICE

The sentient warship Trouble Dog was built for violence, yet following a brutal war, she is disgusted by her role in a genocide. Stripped of her weaponry and seeking to atone, she joins the House of Reclamation, an organisation dedicated to rescuing ships in distress. When a civilian ship goes missing in a disputed system, Trouble Dog and her new crew of loners, captained by Sal Konstanz, are sent on a rescue mission.

Meanwhile, light years away, intelligence officer Ashton Childe is tasked with locating the poet, Ona Sudak, who was aboard the missing spaceship. What Childe doesn’t know is that Sudak is not the person she appears to be. A straightforward rescue turns into something far more dangerous, as Trouble Dog, Konstanz and Childe find themselves at the centre of a conflict that could engulf the entire galaxy. If she is to save her crew, Trouble Dog is going to have to remember how to fight…

Published by: Titan Books

Publication date: 20th Feb 2018

“Fast, exhilarating space opera, imaginative and full of life.”
ADRIAN TCHAIKOVSKY, AUTHOR OF CHILDREN OF TIME

“Space opera with scope, action, colour and humanity, skillfully told at a cracking pace.”
KEN MACLEOD, AUTHOR OF THE CORPORATION WARS

“An exciting and deeply satisfying start to a new series from one of my favourite SF writers.”
EMMA NEWMAN, AUTHOR OF PLANETFALL

“This is the real thing… a headlong, rip-roaring gem of a story.”
DAVE HUTCHINSON, AUTHOR OF EUROPE IN AUTUMN

“Mashes together solid space opera with big concepts, real people, and a freewheeling rock’n’roll vibe.”
JONATHAN L. HOWARD, AUTHOR OF CARTER & LOVECRAFT

“Powerful, classy and mind-expanding SF, in the tradition of Ann Leckie and Iain M. Banks.”
PAUL CORNELL, AUTHOR OF LONDON FALLING

“Everything you would want in a space opera and more… Powell hits that Iain Banks sweet spot while being something completely new.”
TADE THOMPSON, AUTHOR OF ROSEWATER

“Built on a foundation of powerful discussions about the morality of war and its effect on unique and interesting characters. [A] fascinating universe.”
MELINDA SNODGRASS, AUTHOR OF THE IMPERIALS SAGA

“Powell’s excellent novel takes a fascinating look at life after war. A powerful and sympathetic examination of what it means to be a soldier.”
BENNETT R. COLES, AUTHOR OF VIRTUES OF WAR

“One of the most inventive voices in British science fiction.”
DANIEL GODFREY, AUTHOR OF EMPIRE OF TIME