Empire of Silence (Sun Eater)

mass market paperback, 768 pages

Published June 4, 2019 by DAW.

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Like a band riffing on all the songs you love, and doing it well.

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The Suneater books by Christopher Roucchio are probably the series I most look forward to new releases of. It’s a little bit thematically similar to Red Rising (but not as YA) in the sense that both series are

1) Narrated in the first person by a Great Man (in the Theory of History) sense who is really just a confused and wounded boy swept up in the tide of history.

2) Both feature space empires openly inspired by Imperial Rome.

3) Both of said space empires are ruled by a genetically modified ruling caste.

4) Graphic violence and cheapness of human life are central themes.

5) Both authors are prone to poetic prose and waxing philosophically about the human condition.

All that is to say, if you liked one you’ll probably like the other, but something else to keep in mind about Suneater is that the whole series is a …

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