Captain Lana Fiveworlds has three ghastly problems:
(1) Her beloved crewman Calder Durk's gone missing.
(2) She now has a daughter to bring up on the rickety free-trader ship, Gravity Rose.
(3) Said daughter's from a parallel dimension (and that's only the start of her strangeness).
Commander Adella Vega of the Alliance navy - aka Hell-Fleet - also has three dire headaches:
(1) She's stuck at the dog-end of the galaxy on punishment duty with the Fleet's losers, thieves and pedantic pen-pushers.
(2) Large portions of her sector just went dark.
(3) Something big, bad, and particularly nasty is now heading her way.
Both their troubles are about to collide and multiply in the most horrific manner since the Vela Supernova Remnant detonated.
Sometimes, the future's so bright you better bring lead-lined shades. And a rail-cannon or three. Because Earth's best space opera series just met the page-turning universe of military science fiction!
ABOUT THE BOOK
'Hell Fleet' is the 5th book in Sliding Void series. It's a completely stand-alone adventure, not directly linked to the first four books.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stephen Hunt is the creator of the much-loved 'Far-called' fantasy series (Gollancz/Hachette), as well as the 'Jackelian' series, published across the world via HarperCollins alongside their other fantasy authors, George R.R. Martin, J.R.R. Tolkien, Raymond E. Feist and C.S. Lewis.
Praise for Stephen Hunt's novels:
‘Mr. Hunt takes off at racing speed.’
— THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
‘Hunt's imagination is probably visible from space. He scatters concepts that other writers would mine for a trilogy like chocolate-bar wrappers.’
- TOM HOLT
‘All manner of bizarre and fantastical extravagance.’
- DAILY MAIL
‘Compulsive reading for all ages.’
‘Studded with invention.’
‘To say this book is action packed is almost an understatement… a wonderful escapist yarn!’
‘Hunt has packed the story full of intriguing gimmicks… affecting and original.’
- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
‘A rip-roaring Indiana Jones-style adventure.’
—RT BOOK REVIEWS
‘A curious part-future blend.’
- KIRKUS REVIEWS
‘An inventive, ambitious work, full of wonders and marvels.’
- THE TIMES
‘Hunt knows what his audience like and gives it to them with a sardonic wit and carefully developed tension.’
- TIME OUT
‘A ripping yarn … the story pounds along… constant inventiveness keeps the reader hooked… the finale is a cracking succession of cliffhangers and surprise comebacks. Great fun.’
- SFX MAGAZINE
‘Put on your seatbelts for a frenetic cat and mouse encounter... an exciting tale.’
- SF REVU
Full novel - a stand-alone adventure.
Book 1 - Sliding Void
Book 2 - Transference Station
Book 3 - Red Sun Bleeding
Book 4 - Anomalous Thrust
Book 5 - Hell Fleet
Age 13+ - mild violence and language.
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