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Breath of Oblivion

Astra Black (Volume 2)

Author: Maurice Broaddus

Breath of Oblivion

Breath of Oblivion


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“Not to be missed.”Washington Post on Sweep of Stars

Maurice Broaddus's returns with Breath of Oblivion,...

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“Not to be missed.”Washington Post on Sweep of Stars

Maurice Broaddus's returns with Breath of Oblivion, the second book in his Astra Black trilogy, that explores the struggles of an empire. Epic in scope and intimate in voice, it follows members of the Muungano empire—a far-reaching coalition of city-states that stretches from Earth to Titan – as it faces renewed threats to their progress.

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Praise for the Astra Black series

“Maurice Broaddus’s Sweep of Stars marks the opening gambit in a great saga, told with a unique voice and a talent that challenges and rewards in equal measures. It’s epic in scope, yet intimate. It breaks the mold of what’s expected, yet is as welcoming as a warm campfire on the darkest night. Let this debut of a new series sweep you away.” —James Rollins, #1 New York Times bestseller of The Starless Crown

“An intelligent political space opera tackling big themes through intimate points of view. This sprawling tale of kinship, community, and identity is sure to leave you eager for the next installment.” —J. S. Dewes, author of The Last Watch

“Powerful, sweeping Afrofuturist space opera … A hugely ambitious and notable work of postcolonial science fiction. This takes the genre in an exciting and challenging direction.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Takes off with an epic array of characters and plotlines that will enmesh readers in the politics and power struggles set across the stars.”—Library Journal, starred review

“Launches readers into the heart of an interplanetary struggle.... With plenty of fascinating characters faced with steering their empire through threats internal and external, Sweep of Stars will leave readers eager for the next entry in this series. Discover: The thrilling Black Astra trilogy kicks off with an array of intriguing characters, each of whom faces threats from across the solar system and beyond.”—Shelf Awareness, starred review

“Richly detailed and intricately plotted … will draw in readers of epic science fiction.”—Booklist

“Not to be missed.”—Washington Post

“The Astra Black series promises to clear a wide field for dreaming and action that can be truly transformative. Sweep of Stars is the brilliant beginning of a major series ” —Sci Mind

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