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John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard - Empire

Earth has been conquered and occupied. The war is lost.  The Resistance still fights the invaders, but they are nothing more than an annoyance to the Illyri, an alien race of superior technology and military strength.  When caught, the young rebels are conscripted. Part soldiers, part hostages, they join the Brigades, sent to fight at the edges of the growing Illyri Empire.  Paul Kerr is one such soldier—torn from his home and his beloved Syl Hellais. She is the first alien child born on Earth, a creature of two worlds—and a being possessed of powers beyond imagining. Now both must endure the terrible exile that Syl’s race has deemed just punishment for their love.  But the conquest of Earth is not all it seems.  There is another species involved, known only as the Others, and the Illyri will kill to keep their existence secret.  Light years from Earth and millions of miles apart, Paul and Syl must find a way to reveal the horrifying truth behind the Empire, and save all that they hold dear from the hunger of the Others.  John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard have delivered the second volume in their acclaimed trilogy, one that the Guardian says, "should not be missed."  Obviously not crime fiction, but if Connolly is at the helm, it has to be good. 

First UK edition.

Signed by both authors.

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