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To Sleep in a Sea of Stars

(The first book in the Fractalverse series)
A novel by

'Action-packed SF adventure that zings along at hyperluminal speed' Peter F. Hamilton

Goodreads Choice Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a masterful epic science fiction novel from the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of the Inheritance Cycle, Christopher Paolini.

Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds.
Now she’s awakened a nightmare.

During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she’s delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to

As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn’t at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human.

While Kira faces her own horrors, Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation. Now, Kira might be humanity’s greatest and final hope . . .

Praise for Christopher Paolini and his work:

'Christopher Paolini is a true rarity' Washington Post

'An authentic work of great talent' New York Times Book Review

'A breathtaking and unheard of success' USA Today

'Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic' People

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"A powerful piece of SF, with intelligent writing and big ideas." - Adrian Tchaikovsky

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