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From Darkest Skies

(2017)
(The first book in the From Darkest Skies series)
A novel by

 
 
After a five-year sabbatical following the tragic death of his wife and fellow agent, Alysha, Keona Rause returns to the distant colony world of Magenta to resume service with the Magentan Intelligence Service. With him he brings an artificial re-creation of his wife's personality, a simulacrum built from every digital trace she left behind. She has been constructed with one purpose - to discover the truth behind her own death - but Keona's relationship with her has grown into something more, something frighteningly dependent, something that verges on love.

Cashing in old favours, Keona uses his return to the service to take on a series of cases that allow him and the artificial Alysha to piece together his wife's last days. His investigations lead him inexorably along the same paths Alysha followed five years earlier, to a sinister and deadly group with an unhealthy fascination with the unknowable alien Masters. But as the wider world of Magenta is threatened with an imminent crisis, Keona finds himself in a dilemma: do his duty and stand with his team to expose a villainous crime, or sacrifice them all for the truth about his wife?

Read by Peter Noble.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"A first class SF thriller. Even though Peters wrapped up the case, I still wanted to know more about the universe of Magenta." - Peter F Hamilton

"A masterly piece of writing and plotting that manages to merge classy space-opera with a police procedural as twisty as a Christie." - Joanne Harris


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Used availability for Sam Peters's From Darkest Skies

Hardback Editions

April 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: From Darkest Skies
Author(s): Sam Peters
ISBN: 1-4732-1475-0 / 978-1-4732-1475-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: From Darkest Skies: Book 1
Author(s): Sam Peters
ISBN: 1-4732-1476-9 / 978-1-4732-1476-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Audio Editions

April 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: From Darkest Skies
Author(s): Sam Peters
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
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April 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: From Darkest Skies
Author(s): Sam Peters
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
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April 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: From Darkest Skies
Author(s): Sam Peters
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
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Kindle Editions

April 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: From Darkest Skies: Book 1
Author(s): Sam Peters
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: From Darkest Skies: Book 1
Author(s): Sam Peters
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon CA