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Empress of the Sun

Book 3 of the Everness Series

By Ian McDonald

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Everett Singh is just your normal Punjabi-English geek who loves maths and cooking - oh, and his dad's a genius who's been exiled to a parallel world. No matter how dangerous the mission, Everett and Sen, daughter of an airship captain are determined to bring his dad home.

Everett Singh is just your normal Punjabi-English geek who loves maths and cooking - oh, and his dad's a genius who's been exiled to a parallel world. No matter how dangerous the mission, Everett and Sen, daughter of an airship captain, are determined to bring his dad home.

When Everett Singh's dad was randomly sent to one of the many parallel worlds in the multiverse, Everett discovered a way to find him - on the quarantined planet E1, home of the terrifying Nahn.

Now he and the crew of the airship Everness have followed the trail to the next world - and his father.

But this is a world where dinosaurs have had sixty-five million years to evolve, where death is the key to the throne and where the Empress of the Sun has a plan to wipe out every other creature on her planet. . . and then take her conquest to Earth.

And all she needs is the key to travelling through the parallel universes: Everett's infundibulum . . .

'Breakneck action . . . beautifully drawn settings, complex characters and deft plotting' - Guardian

Biographical Notes

Ian McDonald is one of Britain's most awarded and critically acclaimed SF writers for adults and young people. He has won almost every major award in the SF field, including the Hugo, Theodore Sturgeon, John W. Campbell and British SF Awards and the Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis. He lives in Belfast.

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  • ISBN: 9781780876733
  • Publication date: 05 Feb 2015
  • Page count: 400
  • Imprint: Jo Fletcher Books
Smart, clever and abundantly original, with suspense that grabs your eyeballs, this is real science fiction for all ages . . . More! More! — Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
Chock-full of awesome. Ian McDonald's steampunk London blazes on a vast scale with eye-popping towers, gritty streets, and larger-than-life characters who aren't afraid to fight for each other. The kind of airship-dueling, guns-blazing fantasy that makes me wish I could pop through to the next reality over, join the Airish and take to the skies — Paolo Bacigalupi, Michael J. Printz Award–winning author of Ship Breaker
Breakneck action . . . vintage McDonald, with beautifully drawn settings, complex characters and deft plotting — Guardian
What joy to find science fiction based on real scientific concepts . . . In his debut for teens, established science-fiction writer McDonald builds a world just different enough to charm readers into believing . . . Shining imagination, pulsing suspense and sparkling writing make this one stand out. As Sen would say, "fantabulosa bona" — Kirkus Starred Review!
McDonald writes with scientific and literary sophistication, as well as a wicked sense of humour. Add nonstop action, eccentric characters, and expert universe building . . . a winner! — Publishers Weekly Starred Review
It's no exaggeration when I say these books in the Everness series just seem to get better and better... Action, adventure and rollicking good fun! Empress of the Sun has all of that. 5/5 stars — Bibliosanctum
From the first book I was hooked . . . Empress of the Sun is a fantastic read . . .it's pacey and a whole lot of fun to read. This really is a story of unparallelled dimensions — The Book Plank
?A great action-packed young adult book . . . the series is beginning to delve deeper into what it is to be a caring human — Brum SF Group
Smashing adventure fiction that spans the multiverse without ever losing its cool or its sense of style. Ian McDonald is one of the greats of science fiction, and his young adult debut is everything you could hope for: romantic, action-packed, wildly imaginative and full of heart — Cory Doctorow
With cultural references including everything from Doctor Who to Pulp Fiction, there's much for readers of a finer vintage to enjoy — Starburst
The Everness series has to be one of the best examples of quality, riveting YA Science Fiction I have ever read — speconspecfic.com
Imaginative fiction at its finest . . . for anybody who likes science fiction of the highest calibre — Robin’s Books
'Breakneck action ... This is vintage McDonald, with beautifully drawn settings, complex characters and deft plotting' Guardian. — Guardian
'I hope that Ian continues to cater for teenagers as he has a real talent for tapping in to their world, and I know at least one kid that will be very disappointed if there is no more' Concatenation. — Concatenation
'It's action-packed, fun, well-composed and very well-written ... filled with great observations, characters, and above all a great story' Civilian Reader. — Civilian Reader
'The Everness series has to be one of the best examples of quality, riveting YA Science Fiction I have ever read' speconspecfic.com. — speconspecfic.com
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