Cassius Mass was the greatest star pilot of the Crius Archduchy. He fought fiercely for his cause, only to watch his nation fall to the Interstellar Commonwealth. It was only after that he realized the side he'd been fighting for was the wrong one. Now a semi-functional navigator on an interstellar freight hauler, he tries to hide who he was and escape his past. Unfortunately, some things refuse to stay buried and he ends up conscripted by the very people who destroyed his homeland.
LUCIFER'S STAR is the first novel of the Lucifer's Star series, a dark science fiction space opera set in a world of aliens, war, politics, and slavery.
Cassius Mass has never had it easy and his life continues to be complicated, even while on the run and hiding from his past. He was done with war, having fought his battles and proved his loyalty to his people, but it seems the war wasn't done with him.
The rebellion never fully died, and his part in their corruption seems alive and well, despite the fact he had left it all behind him.
This is a book that will require your full attention because you never know what shit storm will arise next. A grim science fiction novel ripe with lies, betrayal, and deceit, and the technology to fool your own mother with advanced cloning and AI capabilities.
There's a fascinating hierarchy within the political frays of this universe, leaving technologically enhanced, and created, beings at the mercy of their creators. It's a thought provoking controversy Phipps has created, whether artificially intelligent creations deserve the right to choose their own fate in a world that favors slavery.
It's a lot to take in, the political happenings of the universe, the complexities of the impending war, and the emotional toils of the lower class caught in between.
Lucifer's Star is non-stop action-packed, so if you like complex, war-torn, space adventures, then this book is for you.
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