The Thousand Emperors

  • by Gary Gibson
  • Narrated by Nigel Carrington
  • 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Archivist Luc Gabion has finally achieved his life's goal: bringing down Winchell Antonov, head of the Black Lotus terrorist organisation, and the scourge of the Tian Di’s stellar empire for countless years. But instead of feeling victorious, the encounter has left him scarred.
Forcibly implanted with a technology far in advance of anything he's encountered before, Luc sees and hears things he knows he's not supposed to. Worse, the technology is killing him, slowly. So when he finds himself investigating the murder of one of the Tian Di’s ruling clique, the Thousand Emperors, he knows he's in trouble.

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A thousand times before!

Gary Gibson's story here is a decent one. Its well paced, has enough red herrings and twists in the plot to keep you interested throughout the telling. The problem with the story is, it just doesn't stand out. There are quite a lot of similarities to the excellent 'lord of light', and quiet a few nods towards the 'sprawl' books by William Gibson. In fact the story develops in a formulaic way, not unlike a thousand others in the genre.
That said, the narration is pretty good and if you're new to the genre you could do much worse than this story.
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- Steve

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-06-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios