The Resource The empress, S. J. Kincaid

The empress, S. J. Kincaid

Label
The empress
Title
The empress
Statement of responsibility
S. J. Kincaid
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Nemesis, the Diabolic, and Tyrus face new challenges and old enemies as Tyrus ascends to the throne, and the two struggle to prove Nemesis' humanity to those who oppose her position as Empress and keep them from full power over the galaxy"--
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  • Grades 8-12 Nineteen-year-old Tyrus has become emperor of a six-star galactic system, and already he has upset the natural order by proposing to reintroduce science and scientific inquiry (in opposition to current religious teachings), and, more important, to wed the genetically engineered “diabolic” known as Nemesis. They are in love, but one ambitious senator is determined to use their devotion as a means of controlling the empire, and he may well succeed. STEM-related content abounds as the lovers journey through their universe to a more technologically advanced civilization, and subplots deal with recreational and more politically motivated substance use/abuse. Although the story’s pacing becomes predictable, Kincaid throws in several twists that escalate the tension. This is a straight-ahead, almost surgically crafted romantic adventure (emphasis on adventure), and it definitely helps to have read The Diabolic (2016) before jumping into this sequel. As the first book did, this presents an opportunity for conversation about genetic modification, personhood, and science presented as problematic for religion. -- Welch, Cindy (Reviewed 10/15/2017) (Booklist, vol 114, number 4, p51)
  • /* Starred Review */ After winning the Empire's throne in <i>The Diabolic </i> (2016), will Nemesis and Tyrus be able to hold on to it—and to their humanity?<br><br>While new Emperor Tyrus, who is white, attempts to settle the factions long enough to direct his attention to the existential threat that is malignant space, his soon-to-be empress, the genetically engineered albino Nemesis, concerns herself with making sure he'll be alive to make good on his dreams. One point of contention between the lovebirds is what to do about his heir, Tyrus' badly brain-damaged cousin, Devineé, an easy pawn for powerful senators. The faithful don't accept Nemesis' humanity, and they won't accept Tyrus as emperor with her by his side—but when the two realize how much they need to win them over, they set out for the Sacred City to seek out the Interdict, hoping to disprove his existence and get a leg up on the vicars. What they find instead expands the worldbuilding in ways as tantalizing as they are alarming. But every advantage Tyrus and Nemesis gain makes openings for their opportunistic rivals to seize, and every political chess move they make is countered by an intelligent, highly capable villain, leading to bloody costs and unpleasant questions about ruthlessness and choice and about the limits of love and forgiveness.<br><br>Kincaid deftly juggles high-octane action with emotionally devastating punches, and readers will riot for the next installment. <i>(Science fiction. 13-adult)</i><(Kirkus Reviews, October 1, 2017)
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10617198
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Kincaid, S. J
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
760L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 8
  • 12
Reading level
6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Diabolic trilogy
Series volume
bk. 2
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emperors
  • Empresses
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Human beings
  • Science fiction
  • Kings, queens, rulers, etc.
  • Courts and courtiers
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The empress, S. J. Kincaid
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Book 2 of the Diabolic trilogy"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1882046
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9781534409927
Lccn
2017023825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781534409927
  • (OCoLC)995320883
Label
The empress, S. J. Kincaid
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Book 2 of the Diabolic trilogy"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1882046
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9781534409927
Lccn
2017023825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781534409927
  • (OCoLC)995320883

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