By Scott Westerfeld
When you serve the emperor good, you could reside forever.
There's only one catch:
You need to die first.
From the acclaimed number one New York Times bestselling writer of Evolution’s Darling (Philip okay. Dick Award particular quotation and a New York Times extraordinary booklet) and Uglies, Pretties, and Specials, comes a sweeping epic. The Risen Empire is the 1st nice area opera of the twenty-first century.
In an interstellar empire of eighty human worlds, governed through an emperor who we could chosen people cheat loss of life, tensions among such a lot people and the resurrected elite, aka the Risen, are expanding. The emperor, surrounded through his elite of these selected to turn into undead, has governed for 1,600 years, and the empire has turn into decadent, with the distance among the residing and the Risen becoming apace.
Then the Rix--computer-augmented people who revere planetary AI--kidnap the emperor's Risen sister on her personal planet, Legis XV. not just does this threaten the emperor's nice mystery, it's the furthest incursion into imperial area that the Rix haven't begun made. Captain Laurent Zai is charged to impression the empress' rescue--a risky, nearly most unlikely task.
Meanwhile, the lady he loves, a senator of the Secularist occasion of the dwelling (and opposed to the Risen), is enmeshed within the political results of the Rix invasion and the training for warfare. It doesn't take lengthy for the Legis XV pcs to turn into a compound brain a l. a. the Rix and struggle for survival, too.
Spanning viewpoints from personality to personality, from tremendous planetary views to nanoscale army battles, from hostage rescues to illicit amorous affairs, Westerfeld skillfully integrates severe applied sciences along with his all-too-human characters.