To Sleep in a Sea of Stars won the coveted Goodreads Choice Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.
Christopher Paolini first brought us Eragon, the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller, and the Inheritance Cycle. Now he takes us into space with this masterful and fast-paced adventure.
Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds. Now she’s awakened a nightmare. During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she’s delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move.
As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn’t at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human.
While Kira faces her own horrors, Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation. Now, Kira might be humanity’s greatest and final hope ...
Praise for To Sleep on a Sea of Stars
'A powerful piece of SF, with intelligent writing and big ideas' –Adrian Tchaikovsky
'Space opera is back and on a scale we haven’t seen . . . Right away, First Contact has turned into First Combat' –Washington Post
‘Paolini’s behemoth of a book dazzles with otherworldly delights' –Newsweek
'A powerful piece of SF, with intelligent writing and big ideas' -Adrian Tchaikovsky
'Rollicking pace, rapidly developing stakes ... A fun, fast-paced epic that science fiction fans will gobble up' -Kirkus Reviews
'The skills honed in his YA fantasy series, Inheritance, are on full display here in his vibrant world-building, especially in the mythology of the alien tech. Paolini populates this universe with a large cast of interesting and relatable characters ... lending the story a sincere emotional depth. Highly recommended for fans of James A. Corey's The Expanse series and for fantasy fans willing to try space opera' -Booklist starred review