Hel’s Eight

Book cover for Hel's Eight by Stark Holborn

PUBLISHER: Titan Books
PUBLISHED: March 2023

“A real brutal tour de force, pulse-pounding action and eye-opening ideas” – Adrian Tchaikovsky, award-winning author of Children of Time

Who controls the future, controls it all…

Ten “Doc” Low is a medic with a dark past, riding the wastes of the desert moon Factus, dispensing medicine to the needy and death to those who cross the laws of the mysterious Seekers. Cursed by otherworldly forces, she stays alone to keep herself safe, and to keep others safe from her… But when she experiences a terrifying vision of conflict, and foresees the deaths of those she once called friends, she must drag herself back to the land of living to stop a war before it begins.

With a rebellion brewing, the Accord’s grip on the Outer Moons weakening and a sinister tycoon buying up all the land in sight, Ten must find allies where she can and face the past, in order to save the future. Even if the cost might be greater than she could ever have imagined…

A wild, adrenaline-packed, whip-smart crash of storytelling and shoot-outs, ideal for fans of Gideon the Ninth, Becky Chambers’ Wayfarers and Alex White’s Salvagers.

“Holborn’s vision of the future is as stark and gritty as ever, leavened with flickers of hope and resilient friendships. Series fans and new readers alike will eat this up.” Publishers Weekly

“Sharp, addictive, tightly-paced, with every word in the right place.” — Joanne Harris, author of The Gospel of Loki and many more

“With scalpel-sharp prose, Holborn carves beauty out of a brutal world where possibilities are both a blessing and a weapon. For all the sand-blasted action and brawls against an unknowable terror, it’s ultimately the tale of a main character — a double-sided coin of grace and gruffness — on a journey for redemption. Hel’s Eight holds all the grit of Mad Max: Fury Road with a smoky mezcal chaser that lingers long after the final page.” —Nathan Tavares, author of A Fractured Infinity

“A gritty, transgressive cyberwestern adventure that feels like Sergio Leone crossed with Mad Max. Glorious!” — Paul Cornell, author of the Shadow Police and Witches of Lychford series

Eerie, riveting, and scalpel-edged.” —Max Gladstone, Hugo Award-winning author of Dead Country

Publisher: Titan Books

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