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Nophek Gloss

(2020)
(The first book in the Graven series)
A novel by

 
 
In this dark, dangerous, roller coaster of a debut, a young man sets out on a single-minded quest for revenge across a breathtaking multiverse filled with aliens, mind-bending tech, and ships beyond his wildest imagining. Essa Hansen’s is a bold new voice for the next generation of science fiction readers. Caiden's planet is destroyed. His family gone. And, his only hope for survival is a crew of misfit aliens and a mysterious ship that seems to have a soul and a universe of its own. Together they will show him that the universe is much bigger, much more advanced, and much more mysterious than Caiden had ever imagined. But the universe hides dangers as well, and soon Caiden has his own plans. He vows to do anything it takes to get revenge on the slavers who murdered his people and took away his home. To destroy their regime, he must infiltrate and dismantle them from the inside, or die trying.
Finalist for r/Fantasy Stabby Awards for Best Debut!

One of the most highly praised science fiction debuts of the year: 

“A killer story with real heart and soul."-Alastair Reynolds
“A fast-paced, action-filled ride through the multiverse” - Library Journal (starred)
“A strong, rollercoaster of a debut." – Gareth L Powell
“Gripping and inventive” – Megan E O’Keefe
“Mesmerizing” – Fantasy Book Critic
“Reads like a Becky Chambers novel crossed with Firefly”—Michael Mammay

The Graven Trilogy
Nophek Gloss
Azura Ghost


Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Bursting with strange characters and powerful SF action." - Rob Boffard

"An exceptional debut - one of the best I've read in years. The sheer imagination in this book is staggering . . . Reads like a Becky Chambers novel crossed with Firefly . . . With her first novel, Essa Hansen establishes herself as a force in the world of science fiction." - Michael Mammay

"Gripping and inventive, NOPHEK GLOSS will delight even as it breaks your heart." - Megan E O'Keefe

"A strong, rollercoaster of a debut." - Gareth L Powell

"Nophek Gloss is a sucker-punch to the senses, a delicious and delirious head-trip into an intricate, vivid and psychedelic cosmos of nested universes, exotic tech and gorgeously strange characters. Best of all, though, it's wrapped around a killer story with real heart and soul." - Alastair Reynolds


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Paperback Editions

November 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Nophek Gloss: The exceptional, thrilling space opera debut (The Graven)
Author(s): Essa Hansen
ISBN: 0-356-51558-3 / 978-0-356-51558-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


November 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Nophek Gloss (The Graven, 1)
Author(s): Essa Hansen
ISBN: 0-316-43065-X / 978-0-316-43065-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

April 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Nophek Gloss: The Graven, Book 1
Author(s): Essa Hansen
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon   


April 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Nophek Gloss: The Graven, Book 1
Author(s): Essa Hansen
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Nophek Gloss: The Graven, Book 1
Author(s): Essa Hansen
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Nophek Gloss
Author(s): Essa Hansen
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   


March 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Nophek Gloss
Author(s): Essa Hansen
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Nophek Gloss (The Graven Book 1)
Author(s): Essa Hansen
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


November 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Nophek Gloss: The exceptional, thrilling space opera debut (The Graven Book 1)
Author(s): Essa Hansen
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU