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The Cruel Stars

(2019)
(The first book in the Cruel Stars Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 


They thought the Sturm were dead. They were wrong.



Centuries after their defeat, the enemy has returned with an overwhelming attack on the fringes of human space. On the brink of annihilation, humankind's only hope is a few brave souls who survived the initial onslaught: Commander Lucinda Hardy, thrust into uncertain command of the Royal Armadalen Navy's only surviving warship; Booker3, a soldier of Earth, sentenced to die for treason, whose time on Death Row is cut short by the invasion; Alessia, a young royal of the Montanblanc Corporation, forced to flee when her home planet is overrun and her entire family executed; Sephina L'trel, the leader of an outlaw band who must call on all of their criminal skills to resist the invasion.

And, finally, retired Admiral Frazer McLennan, the infamous hero of the first war with the Sturm hundreds of years ago, who hopes to rout his old foes once and for all - or die trying.

These five flawed, reluctant heroes must band together to prevail against a relentless enemy and near-impossible odds. For if they fail, the future itself is doomed.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Used availability for John Birmingham's The Cruel Stars

Hardback Editions

August 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Cruel Stars (The Cruel Stars Trilogy)
Author(s): John Birmingham
ISBN: 1-78954-591-9 / 978-1-78954-591-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Cruel Stars: A Novel
Author(s): John Birmingham
ISBN: 0-399-59331-4 / 978-0-399-59331-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

March 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Cruel Stars (The Cruel Stars Trilogy)
Author(s): John Birmingham
ISBN: 1-78954-593-5 / 978-1-78954-593-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Cruel Stars: A Novel
Author(s): John Birmingham
ISBN: 0-399-59333-0 / 978-0-399-59333-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cruel Stars (The Cruel Stars Trilogy)
Author(s): John Birmingham
ISBN: 1-78954-592-7 / 978-1-78954-592-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

August 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Cruel Stars
Author(s): John Birmingham
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


August 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Cruel Stars
Author(s): John Birmingham
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Cruel Stars
Author(s): John Birmingham
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Cruel Stars (The Cruel Stars Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): John Birmingham
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Cruel Stars: A Novel
Author(s): John Birmingham
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA