Hellhole: Awakening

The Hellhole Trilogy (Volume 2 of 3)

Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

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In this exhiliarting sequel to Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Hellhole, the stakes on planet Hallholme have been raised to new heights. 

After declaring his independence from the corrupt Constellation, rebel General Adolphus knows the crackdown is coming.  Now he needs to pull together the struggling Hellhole colony, the ever-expanding shadow-Xayan settlement, and his connections with the other Deep Zone worlds. Even then, he doubts his desperate measures will be enough. 

Diadem Michella Duchenet has collected a huge space fleet led by Commodore Escobar Hallholme, son of the hero who originally defeated Adolphus. They expect resistance from the General's rebels, but who could possibly stand up to such a mighty fleet?

Adolphus knows he’s running out of time, but he still has some hope—the shadow-Xayans have banded together to defend their sacred planet with "telemancy," but can they discover new powers to protect all the stored alien lives on the already devastated world?  And when all hope seems lost, the awakened Xayans reveal information hidden even from their own followers—the existence of a bigger threat that makes even the Constellation fleet seem insignificant.

Disaster has come for General Adolphus and Hellhole…and this time there is no escape. 

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The growler storm rolled over the landscape of Hellhole, a riot of static discharges and blistering wind. The electric bursts etched glassy scars along the ground, scattered pebbles and dust, and splintered a spindly tree on the edge of the spaceport landing field.
High-resolution weather satellites had observed and followed the storm as it came over the hills toward Michella Town. The colonists took shelter in their reinforced homes, protected from the planet’s persistent violence. They were accustomed to the destructive vagaries of Hellhole’s weather, the

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Praise for Hellhole: Awakening

Hellhole is a militaristic SF story of galactic proportions… Brilliant strategist, lover of Old Earth history, and cast-off of a now-defunct noble line, Adolphus is a Robin Hood for the galaxy to unite behind. The characters are easy for the reader to believe in, brought to life through not only their own emotions but also the responses and thoughts of the individuals around them.” 
Booklist, starred review

“Combines the best of space opera with galactic intrigue and a cast of memorable characters. Fans of David Weber’s Honor Harrington series and the Star Wars® novels should enjoy a new entry into this popular category.”
Library Journal on Hellhole

Praise for Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson:

"Unquestionably, Herbert & Anderson can spin a great yarn while producing a vivid, mystifying universe, filled with characters that are both endearing, and loathsome."
BookSpotCentral on The Winds of Dune

"Herbert and Anderson create vivid characters--both human and machine--with passionate goals."
RT Bookreviews on Dune: The Battle of Corin 

“Exploring the universe created by the late Frank Herbert in his eco-classic Dune, the authors delve into the childhood of the boy who would become Paul Muad'Dib and lead a desert planet in a war that unseats a corrupt emperor. Introducing the world of Dune to a new generation of readers, this novel maintains a high standard of storytelling and world building.”
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Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

BRIAN HERBERT has written numerous novels, including Man of Two Worlds with Frank Herbert, The Race for God, and Sudanna, Sudanna. In  2003, he published Dreamer of Dune, a Hugo Award-nominated biography of his father.

KEVIN J. ANDERSON has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFX Reader's Choice Award. He set the Guinness-certified world record for the largest single-author book signing.

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Hellhole: Awakening
Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Hardcover

Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
March 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765322708
ISBN10: 0765322706
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 528 pages
$27.99

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
April 2013
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427229113
ISBN10: 1427229112
Audio Run Time: 20:00
$59.99

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Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
April 2013
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427229120
ISBN10: 1427229120
Audio Run Time: 19:00
$29.99

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Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Science Fiction
January 2014
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765362599
ISBN10: 0765362597
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 672 pages
$8.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
March 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429949590
ISBN10: 1429949597
528 pages
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