It is the far future. The artificial intelligences created by humanity are now gods, and mankind mere ants who scrabble in their shadows across a million worlds.
The Lords of the Great Houses on the ever-night Moon of Hexator are suspected of the murder of one of their own. And merchant William Roxley, once a magistrate-priest, is unwillingly coopted to uncover the truth behind the killings.
With only the help of his naive young assistant and a brutish robot bodyguard, the man they call ‘Sweet William’ digs into the Moon’s eerie existence. A collapsing society where many strange, terrible things are happening under night’s unsettling cover.
Hexator is a place where nothing is what it seems, perhaps not even William Roxley himself!
This book’s world-building is impressive creating a vivid and captivating environment that adds to the tension and suspense of the plot. The story is full of twists and turns and readers will be kept guessing until the very end. The characters especially William Roxley are well-developed and relatable making the story engaging and emotionally resonant. As a reader I highly recommend Empty Between the Stars to anyone looking for a thrilling and thought-provoking science fiction read. The books themes of power, control, and humanity’s relationship with technology will resonate with readers of all ages and make for an excellent discussion topic.
Deep R. Sarmal
The novel Empty Between the Star has left me very impressed. It was exciting to follow the protagonist on his or her quest to solve the murder case on the Moon of Hexator. The Moon’s spooky and scary atmosphere was expertly developed, and I adored the multifaceted characters, especially Sweet William. A must-read for fans of the science fiction mystery genre.
Fantastic prose and perfectly paced action keep the reader on edge throughout Stephen Hunt’s gripping novel. The characters are interesting, and their dialogue is entertaining. Intriguing as a whole, the Moon of Hexator comes to life through the authors rich and disturbing descriptions. For science fiction and mystery aficionados alike Empty Between the Stars is a must-read.