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Hidden Empire

Book 1 in the Saga of Seven Suns series


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Hidden Empire (Saga of Seven Suns #1) by Kevin J. Anderson
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"Simply amazing..."
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When I first picked this book up, it took me a couple of attempts to really get into it, it's very much a “slow burner” as you read, but, the incredible forsight of Anderson's work bears fruit as you slowly find yourself hooked on this book, and desperately searching for the sequels, I am now up to date on all of these books, and, it is an amazing saga!

A saga it most definitely is though, so the first book doesn't really reach the climatic flame point (those of you who've read the book, please excuse the pun) you would expect, however, it leaves you begging for more, as you are drawn into the network of lives who span the galaxy, watching the rise and fall of characters, this truely is a saga of epic proportions, worthy of its place in history, among other such classics as (dare I utter them in the same sentence) Dune, and Star Wars, this is the beginning of something spectacular… the universe is bigger than just one hero, and this book plays that out in a fantastic manner, read, and enjoy :)


Book 1 in the Saga of Seven Suns series.

HIDDEN EMPIRE begins a dazzling space opera fit to stand with the classics of the genre, combining the politics of Frank Herbert's DUNE, the scope of Peter F. Hamilton's NIG­HT'S DAWN trilogy, and the pageantry and romance of STAR WARS In the far future, humanity began to search the stars, sending out vast spaceships that would take generations to reach their goals. In the depths of space they encountered the Ildiran empire – apparently the galaxy's only other intelligent civilisation. The Ildirans came to Earth and passed on the knowledge of their stardrive, allowing humanity to expand to the stars. Almost two hundred years after that first contact, there are human colonies proliferating through the galaxy. As Mankind seizes the future, danger comes from the past, for two human archaeologists glean forbidden knowledge from the ruins of a dead world. Once, the insect-like Klikiss ruled the stars. Now, only their robot servants remain, guardians of a terrible technology – the Klikiss Torch, which has the power to create suns. Now, Humanity prepares to flex its new found muscle and activate the Torch for the first time in millennia, but there are reasons the Klikiss empire fell, and a train of events is about to be set in motion, that will change the universe…

Author Biography

Kevin J. Anderson has over 15 million books in print in 27 languages worldwide. He is the author of, among others, the X-FILES novels GROUND ZERO and the JEDI ACADEMY trilogy of STAR WARS novels – the three bestselling SF novels of 1994. He has also co-written the international bestselling prequels to Frank Herbert's monu­mental DUNE series. He has won, or been nominated for, many awards including the Nebula Award and the Bram Stoker Award.

Release date NZ
July 7th, 2003
Country of Publication
United States
Simon & Schuster
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