The Warship

Neal Asher

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06 February 2020
9781509862511
480 pages
Synopsis

In this second volume of Rise of the Jain, Neal Asher takes us on a thrilling ride into interstellar politics and impending war.

Their nemesis lies in wait . . .


Orlandine has destroyed the alien Jain super-soldier by deploying an actual black hole. And now that same weapon hoovers up clouds of lethal Jain technology, swarming within the deadly accretion disc’s event horizon. All seems just as she planned. Yet behind her back, forces incite rebellion on her home world, planning her assassination.

Earth Central, humanity’s ruling intelligence, knows Orlandine was tricked into releasing her weapon, and fears the Jain are behind it. The prador king knows this too – and both foes gather fleets of warships to surround the disc.

The alien Client is returning to the accretion disc to save the last of her kind, buried on a ship deep within it. She upgrades her vast weapons platform in preparation, and she’ll need it. Her nemesis also waits within the disc’s swirling dusts – and the Jain have committed genocide before.

The Warship is set in Neal Asher's popular Polity universe.

'Neal Asher's books are like an adrenaline shot targeted directly for the brain' – John Scalzi, New York Times bestselling author of Old Man's War and The Collapsing Empire.

Neal Asher's books are like an adrenaline shot targeted directly for the brain

John Scalzi

Action! on a grand scale . . . marvels and monsters in a single story

Locus

In this riveting sequel to The Soldier, Asher ramps up the pyrotechnics in the thunderous first salvoes of war . . . This is Asher at the top of his game

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