The Phoenix in Flight (Exordium Book One)

The Phoenix in FlightSherwood has a wonderful post up on her LiveJournal about the Exordium space opera series, which The Phoenix in Flight launched. Here’s the marketing copy you’ll see at Book View Cafe and elsewhere.

Smith and Trowbridge describe the flavor of their five-book space opera Exordium as a cross between Star Wars and Dangerous Liaisons with a touch of the Three Stooges. With its fast-moving blend of humor and horror, of high-tech skiffy and the deep places of the human heart, The Phoenix in Flight launches the reader into a complex, multi-layered universe as Brandon nyr-Arkad, dissolute youngest son of the ruler of the Thousand Suns, abandons the life of Service planned for him and flees into the lawless Rift. Only slowly does he discover that the world he rejected now lies in smoking ruins as the ritual vengeance of Jerrode Eusabian against Brandon’s father, twenty years in preparation, culminates in an explosion of interstellar violence. With both his brothers dead and his father the Panarch imprisoned, Brandon becomes the Panarchy’s last hope.

Available from Book View Cafe, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online emporia, with a spiffy new cover by Rhiannon Rasmussen-Silverstein.


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