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Publisher's Summary

When a young man's planet is destroyed, he sets out on a single-minded quest for revenge across the galaxy in Nophek Gloss, the first book in this highly imaginative new space opera trilogy by debut author Essa Hansen.

Caiden's planet is destroyed. His family gone. And, his only hope for survival is a crew of misfit aliens and a mysterious ship that seems to have a soul and a universe of its own. Together they will show him that the universe is much bigger, much more advanced and much more mysterious than Caiden had ever imagined. But the universe hides dangers as well, and soon Caiden has his own plans. 

He vows to do anything it takes to get revenge on the slavers who murdered his people and took away his home. To destroy their regime, he must infiltrate and dismantle them from the inside, or die trying. 

Enter a universe of daring space battles and impossible technology, a world where planets can be destroyed in the blink of an eye, and where the galaxy's most valuable substance - nophek gloss - is in the hands of one young man who will tear it all down. 

From one of the most exciting new voices in science fiction comes Nophek Gloss - an action-packed space adventure perfect for fans of Star Wars, Children of Time and The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet.

©2020 Essa Hansen (P)2021 Hachette Audio UK

Critic Reviews

"An exceptional debut [...] reads like a Becky Chambers novel crossed with Firefly." (Michael Mammay, author of Planetside)

"A sucker punch to the senses [...] a killer story with real heart and soul." (Alastair Reynolds)

"Gripping and inventive, Nophek Gloss will delight even as it breaks your heart." (Megan E. O'Keefe, award-winning author of Velocity Weapon)

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