Following his cracking debut Empire of Silence, Christopher Ruocchio is back this year with the second book in his series. Chronicling the life of the Sun Eater, Hadrian Marlowe, Howling Dark promises to be another epic chapter in this story — and today we are delighted to reveal its cover, designed expertly by Patrick Knowles!
Hadrian Marlowe may be revered as a hero and despised as a murderer, but there’s only one way to hear his true story: relayed in his own words, in this incredible fusion of space opera and epic fantasy.
It was not his fight.
But he will still be the one to end it.
The galaxy remembers Hadrian Marlowe as a hero, who burned every last alien Cielcin from the sky. The man remembers how he tried to save them – to negotiate with them, to learn more of them – and how his attempts were frustrated by his own side and creatures stranger still than any Cielcin he’d encountered thus far.
Defying his orders, at the cost of love, position and power, Hadrian Marlowe’s path might have ended in fire . . . but the road to it was winding, and leads through intrigue, and battle, to war . . .