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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rhoda Belleza Narrator: Rebecca Soler Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Empress of a Thousand Skies Series Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9781524750916
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For fans of Pierce Brown and Firefly comes an epic sci-fi fantasy, hailed as "an important and relevant novel" by The New York Times. 

Empress
Rhee, also known as Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta’an, is the sole surviving heir to a powerful dynasty. She’ll stop at nothing to avenge her family and claim her throne.
 
Fugitive
Aly has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the dashing star of a DroneVision show. But when he’s falsely accused of killing Rhee, he's forced to prove his innocence to save his reputation – and his life.
 
Madman
With planets on the brink of war, Rhee and Aly must confront a ruthless evil that threatens the fate of the entire galaxy.

Rhoda Belleza crafts a powerful saga of vengeance, warfare, and the true meaning of legacy in this exhilarating debut, perfect for readers of Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles and Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman's Illuminae Files. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Breathlessly alternating chapters…Never faltering in her fast pace and nuanced characterization, Belleza weaves together many complex layers…Racism, roundups, and imprisonments; the roles of media and propaganda; revenge, guilt, grief, and obligation; and disturbing moral questions about privacy and technology…This is a multiplanet, multiculture, multitech world and a timely tale. An exceptionally satisfying series opener.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “This book glitters like stars. With a heart-pounding plot, twisty secrets, and characters you can’t help but root for, Empress of a Thousand Skies had me turning pages well into the night!”

    Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Belleza’s debut is dazzling—an adventure as sweeping in scope as the galaxies it spans!”

    Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Rhee and Alyosha are compelling characters, and the back-and-forth between their story lines keeps the pace fast; explorations of family, identity, and the power of memory are punctuated by exciting action scenes. Fans of calculating political maneuvering and expansive, interplanetary plots will find much to enjoy in Belleza’s Firefly-esque debut.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Its real-world analogues and social commentary make Empress of a Thousand Skies an important and relevant novel.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Belleza creates a thrilling world filled with deception, war, friendship, and love. The fast-paced plot and relatable characters will hook readers, and the transitions between each character’s point of view are smooth and easy to follow.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Belleza’s science fiction story grips readers not just with the distinctive characters and twisty plots, but also with cool tech.”

    VOYA

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About the Author

Rhoda Belleza was raised in Los Angeles, where she grew up writing X-Files fanfiction and stuffing her face with avocados. She’s a children’s editor at a publishing house and writes from a sunny Brooklyn apartment stuffed with far too many bikes and far too many shoes. When she’s not writing, Rhoda obsesses over nail art tutorials, watches kung-fu movies, and sews together crooked things that pass for clothes.

About the Narrator

Rebecca Soler is a film and voice-over actress and winner of five AudioFile Earphones Awards for audiobook narration. Her audiobook credits include work by authors such as Judy Blume, James Patterson and Sarah Dessen. She has also narrated the young adult series The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. Her voice-over credits include various video games, like Star Wars: The Old Republic and Red Dead Redemption, and television shows such as Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.