Seven resistance fighters will free the galaxy from the ruthless Empire - or die trying.
After Eris faked her death, she thought she had left her old life as Princess Discordia - heir to the galaxy's most ruthless empire - behind. But joining the Novantaen Resistance, an organisation opposed to the Empire's voracious expansion, throws her right back into the fray.
Resistance fighter pilot Clo has been given a mission: infiltrate an Empire spaceship ferrying deadly cargo to gain vital intelligence. A task made all the more difficult when she's forced to partner with an old enemy - Princess Discordia herself, Eris.
They discover more than they bargained for on the ship: fugitives with first-hand knowledge of the Empire's inner workings. With this information, these women might just bring the Empire to its knees. But the clock is ticking: Eris's brother Damocles, new heir to the throne, plans to disrupt a peace summit with the only remaining free alien people, ensuring the Empire's total domination. Unless this band of unlikely rebels stops him, millions will die . . .
This first collaboration from Lam (Goldilocks) and May (The Falconer) revels in the frenetic energy of its girl power-infused, space operatic premise ― Publishers Weekly
The first book in a duology is a witty, fast-paced, feministspace opera ― Booklist
Each of the characters in Seven Devils is distinct with her own character, personality, backstory, and soul ― The Roarbots
Unabashedly fun! ― Pajiba
Rebellion is bloody business, but necessary - and with an ensemble as memorable as the one you'll find within the pages of Seven Devils...quite a lot of fun, to boot ― The Fantasy Hive
If you're on the lookout for a smart sci-fi story with a compelling world, sharp dialogue, and a pacy, entertaining plot, featuring kickass women with well-described histories, motivations and development (not to mention queer representation), then look no further than Seven Devils ― Track of Worlds
An enjoyable story with excellent characters ― Book Bag
An engrossing and fun space opera. 8/10 ― Sci-Fi Bulletin
About the Author
Elizabeth May is a professional photographer who has worked for an array of magazines and publishing houses. She is currently living in Edinburgh where she is studying anthropology while writing her next novel.
You can learn more at www.elizabethmaywrites.co.uk or by following @_ElizabethMay on twitter.
Originally from sunny California, Laura Lam now lives in cloudy Scotland. She is the author of feminist space opera Seven Devils (co-writtenwith Elizabeth May), BBC Radio 2 Book Club section False Hearts, the companion novel Shattered Minds, and the award-winning Micah Grey series: Pantomime, Shadowplay, and Masquerade. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in anthologies such as Nasty Women, Solaris Rising 3, Cranky Ladies of History, Scotland in Space, and more. Her romance alter ego is Laura Ambrose. She lectures part-time at Edinburgh Napier University on the Creative Writing MA.