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The Immortality Thief

(2022)
(The first book in the Kystrom Chronicles series)
A novel by

 
 
Far off the edge of human existence, beside a dying star lies a nameless ship abandoned and hidden, lost for a millennium. But there are secrets there, terrible secrets that would change the fate of humanity, and eventually someone will come looking.

Refugee, criminal and linguist Sean Wren is made an offer he knows he can't refuse: life in prison, "voluntary" military service - or salvaging data in a long-dead language from an abandoned ship filled with traps and monsters, just days before it's destroyed in a supernova. Data connected to the Philosopher's Stone experiments, into unlocking the secrets of immortality.

And he’s not the only one looking for the derelict ship. The Ministers, mysterious undying aliens that have ruled over humanity for centuries, want the data – as does The Republic, humanity's last free government. And time is running out.

In the bowels of the derelict ship, surrounded by horrors and dead men, Sean slowly uncovers the truth of what happened on the ship, in its final days… and the terrible secret it's hiding.


Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"An electrically brisk science fantasy adventure filled with the warmth of found family, lively humor, and high adventure. You'll want to spend time with this crew of space salvagers as they encounter ancient power that could change their fortunes... if they can think on their feet quickly enough." - Tobias S Buckell

"I read this six-hundred page beast in a single sitting because I couldn't put it down. Hunt's debut is riveting, edge-of-your seat thrills, with plenty of oh-shit and oh-no-look-out moments, but it also examines how people try to be better after making mistakes they regret - and how some are eager to simply make more mistakes. Grab this now. You'll devour it." - Kevin Hearne


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