James S.A. Corey, The Mercy of Gods

Tuesday, August 6, 2024 - 6:00pm

Sci-Fi fans, mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 6th at 6pm! We are THRILLED to welcome James S.A. Corey (Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck), authors of The Expanse series, to Bookworks for the launch of the first book in their new science fiction series, The Mercy of Gods.

Advance Praise for The Mercy of Gods

"No one builds a universe like James S. A. Corey. The Mercy of Gods is wilder and weirder than you can imagine, and when it ends, all you'll want is... more."-- John Scalzi, New York Times bestselling author

"The Mercy of Gods is a wonderful mix of alien worldbuilding on a grand scale and deeply human characters, a portrait of reactions to adversity and disaster and the morality of collaboration. Lots of fun, and fans of Daniel Abraham's The Dagger and the Coin will love it."-- Django Wexler, author of How to Become the Dark Lord and Die Trying

About The Mercy of Gods

How humanity came to the planet called Anjiin is lost in the fog of history, but that history is about to end.

The Carryx – part empire, part hive – have waged wars of conquest for centuries, destroying or enslaving species across the galaxy.  Now, they are facing a great and deathless enemy. The key to their survival may rest with the humans of Anjiin.  

Caught up in academic intrigue and affairs of the heart, Dafyd Alkhor is pleased just to be an assistant to a brilliant scientist and his celebrated research team.  Then the Carryx ships descend, decimating the human population and taking the best and brightest of Anjiin society away to serve on the Carryx homeworld, and Dafyd is swept along with them.

They are dropped in the middle of a struggle they barely understand, set in a competition against the other captive species with extinction as the price of failure.  Only Dafyd and a handful of his companions see past the Darwinian contest to the deeper game that they must play to survive: learning to understand – and manipulate – the Carryx themselves.

With a noble but suicidal human rebellion on one hand and strange and murderous enemies on the other, the team pays a terrible price to become the trusted servants of their new rulers.

Dafyd Alkhor is a simple man swept up in events that are beyond his control and more vast than his imagination.  He will become the champion of humanity and its betrayer, the most hated man in history and the guardian of his people.

This is where his story begins.

About James S.A. Corey

James S. A. Corey is the pen name of Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. In addition to writing the novels and short stories of The Expanse, they wrote and produced the television series of the same name. Daniel lives with his family in the American southwest. Ty will tell you where he lives when and if he wants you to come over.

Event address: 
4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
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ISBN: 9780316525572
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Published: Orbit - August 6th, 2024