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Behind the Throne
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Behind the Throne

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Meet Hail: Captain. Gunrunner. Fugitive.

Quick, sarcastic, and lethal, Hailimi Bristol doesn't suffer fools gladly. She has made a name for herself in the galaxy for everything except what she was born to do: rule the Indranan Empire. That is, until two Trackers drag her back to her home planet to take her rightful place as the only remaining heir.

But trading her ship for a palace has more dangers than Hail could have anticipated. Caught in a web of plots and assassination attempts, Hail can't do the one thing she did twenty years ago: run away. She'll have to figure out who murdered her sisters if she wants to survive.

A gun smuggler inherits the throne in this Star Wars-style science fiction adventure from debut author K. B. Wagers. Full of action-packed space opera exploits and courtly conspiracy - not to mention an all-out galactic war - Behind the Throne will please fans of James S. A Corey, Becky Chambers and Lois McMaster Bujold, or anyone who wonders what would happen if a rogue like Han Solo were handed the keys to an empire . . .

Title:Behind the Throne
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0316308609
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:413 pages
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    Behind the Throne Reviews

  • Brad
    Oct 07, 2016

    I wanted to think this might have been a vast empire-building SF epic, with spaceships galore and an underdog rise from the dregs, but no. Even the SF portions feel kinda tacked on, focusing more on t...

  • Philip
    Oct 24, 2016

    3ish stars.A fast-paced, highly readable action novel that professes to be space opera but, as far as I can tell, only incidentally happens to take place in space.Approximately 85% of the novel, told ...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Feb 26, 2016

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/08/31/...This was a tough one to rate. I devoured this one, so you know I really enjoyed it and I want to make that clear. It was qui...

  • Stevie Kincade
    Oct 12, 2016

    (Audiobook)(Somewhere deep in the bowels of the Hachette Audio lair)Hachette Executive: All right then, what's next on the agenda?Hachette Lackey: Well Sir, we need to cast a narrator for KB Wager's "...

  • Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
    Jul 27, 2016

    4.5 starsBehind the Throne, K. B. Wagers’ sci-fi debut, fell into my hands after much praise from some of my most trusted peers. To describe my experience with it as love at first chapter would not ...

  • Allison
    Mar 19, 2016

    Basically: this is the book you're looking for *Jedi hand-wave* if you have an Ancillary Justice-shaped hole in your heart. Or if you miss the good Dune books but want something more readable. Or if y...

  • Lindsay
    Oct 03, 2016

    The Indranan Empire is an interstellar civilization under a hereditary matrilineal monarchy. It's also under attack with nearly every immediate member of the Empress's family assassinated in a short t...

  • Justine
    Oct 05, 2016

    3.5 stars This book definitely improves in its second half, enough so that I'm interested in reading the next book and seeing where the story goes from here....

  • Paige (Enchantology)
    Aug 01, 2016

    2.5 starsFull review is up on my blog, Queer SFF.Sooo much potential, but I was ultimately disappointed with this. Love Emmory with every fiber of my being though. Can we just elevate him to the prota...

  • Lata
    Feb 11, 2017

    Totally escapist, political intrigue-heavy fantasy about an empire on the brink of war, a gunrunner/princess dragged back home to said empire in the wake of the murders of three members of her family ...