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Those who can destroy a world can control the universe.
Everyone wants the Star of Erebus. Space-pirate Nyx Marcus is no exception. With it, she can prove to her father that she is worthy of his legacy. But she’s come up empty-handed aboard the space-ship Thanatos, and now Malcam, her father’s First Officer, is mutinying. As Nyx flees with a loyal skeleton crew, she discovers that the planet-killing weapon, named after one of the seven gods, is more than what it seems. Erebus isn’t a simple weapon, but an ancient AI and a technological god.
With the oppressive Queen of the Protectorate and new pirate captain Malcam searching for the Thanatos and Erebus, the AI god has more surprises for Nyx. Waking dormant AI code in Nyx’s blood, Erebus reveals they are family and Nyx is the head of the Seven Stars pantheon. But while Nyx’s only choice is to protect Erebus, she wants no part of her AI responsibilities. Now Nyx must learn to control her power without sacrificing her own humanity or give her enemies a new way to oppress the known universe and lose the family she holds dear.
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Erebus Dawning has everything a space opera should: a kick-ass protagonist navigating new terrain and abilities, a misfit band of heroes, an evil superpower bent on ruling all, fast-paced action, and a wondrous blend of science fiction with fantasy.
...a great, high action, space opera. Blending ideas of human belief (mythology) with new beliefs about technology (AI) and what it can do/be...
JANE OF BATTERY PARK
Even in space, dysfunctional families exist (and somehow, I find that reassuring).
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF NOWHERE NEAR GOODBYE
A story about wrestling with identity, power, and family, this incredible first book in a thrilling sci-fi saga sets the stage with heart, action, and a LOT of moral ambiguity.
SARA T. BOND
AUTHOR OF LODESTONE
AJ Super is the author of the Seven Stars Saga, a trilogy published by Aethon Books and Blackstone Audio. She writes full time and was a Write Hive inaugural mentorship recipient. She devours fantasy and science fiction in every medium, and even experiments with writing and reading other speculative fiction now and again. She frequently critiques wonderful unpublished work.
She earned two Bachelors' degrees from the University of Idaho in the Creative Writing and Theater programs. She has been an author since she was old enough to write (and illustrate) a stapled-together ABC book, which she still has packed away in a box of childhood memorabilia.
AJ is inspired by Ursula K. LeGuin, Anne McCaffery, Octavia Butler, Mercedes Lackey, and other amazing female science fiction and fantasy authors. She is an active member of several different writing communities, and is an SFWA member.
She currently lives in Idaho with her fuzz-brained kitties and supportive spouse.