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Summary

An explosive new science fiction series by New York Times best-selling author Kevin J. Anderson, Hidden Empire is the first volume in The Saga of the Seven Suns, modeled after the Star Wars and X-Files universes. Anderson has become the foremost science fiction writer of the century, bringing to life vivid characters and worlds that delight his fans across the galaxy.

The Klikiss, a now-extinct alien civilization, left behind vast technological information that has been discovered by two xenoarchaeologists. One discovery, a device that converts gas planets into life-giving suns is quickly put to the test with unimaginable results. Arising out of the test is a new alien species that threatens every human. Mankind is left with the dim reality - either fight the new alien life form or face humiliation, death and extinction. This riveting adventure swings you from one wondrous realm to another as the Hidden Empire is sought after and exposed. 

Anderson has created a gripping beginning to what will surely be his best series yet. George Guidall has returned a stellar performance and brought these characters to life in vivid detail.

©2002 Kevin J. Anderson (P)2020 Recorded Books, Inc.

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  • 25-08-21

A pretty fair read

This book is akin to a river it has a good pace to it but doesn't draw you in very far and I found the characters to be not very deep but it's a fair read and I'm not disappointed that I bought it.

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An enthralling opening to the Saga

Hidden Empire is the first book in the Saga of the Seven Suns and as far as audiobooks go it’s a hidden gem. Or Diamond, you might say.

I have both read the book and now listened to the audiobook and I just cannot recommend this series enough. If you’re looking for a new bing-worthy sci-fi epic then drop a credit and you will not be disappointed.

Hidden Empire is a fantastically set and paced opener to a new and tumultuous sci-fi fantasy future for Humanity that extends across the Spiral Arm. Presented as a space-opera (chapters are named after the character they follow), it allows for a compelling narrative that manages to be both character driven and grand in scope.

George Guidall brings an excellent range to the audiobook performance, adding nuance to dialogue and musings that bring characters to life.

Without giving any plot away, I truly cannot recommend this audiobook enough.