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Sweep of Stars

Sweep of Stars

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Maurice Broaddus's Sweep of Stars is the first in a trilogy that explores the struggles of an empire. Epic in scope and intimate in voice, it follows members of the Muungano empire - a far-reaching coalition of city-states that stretches from Earth to Titan - as it faces an escalating series of threats.

The beauty in blackness is its ability to transform. Like energy we are neither created nor destroyed, though many try. - West African Proverb

The Muungano empire strived and struggled to form a utopia when they split away from old earth. Freeing themselves from the endless wars and oppression of their home planet in order to shape their own futures and create a far-reaching coalition of city-states that stretched from Earth and Mars to Titan.

With the wisdom of their ancestors, the leadership of their elders, the power and vision of their scientists and warriors they charted a course to a better future. But the old powers could not allow them to thrive and have now set in motion new plots to destroy all that they've built.

In the fire to come they will face down their greatest struggle yet.

Amachi Adisa and other young leaders will contend with each other for the power to galvanize their people and chart the next course for the empire.

Fela Buhari and her elite unit will take the fight to regions not seen by human eyes, but no training will be enough to bring them all home.

Stacia Chikeke, captain of the starship Cypher, will face down enemies across the stars, and within her own vessel, as she searches for the answers that could save them all.

The only way is forward.

Author: Maurice Broaddus
Publisher: Tor Books
Published: 03/29/2022
Pages: 368
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.20lbs
Size: 9.52h x 6.50w x 1.24d
ISBN: 9781250264930

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 10/01/2021 pg. 11
Publishers Weekly 11/29/2021
Library Journal 02/01/2022 pg. 52
Booklist 02/15/2022 pg. 34

About the Author
Maurice Broaddus is the author of the novella Buffalo Soldier from, the Breton Court trilogy (Angry Robot Books), a novel from Apex, as well as a contemporary middle grade mystery. He leads a series of Afrofuturist workshops. Broaddus is a middle-school teacher and community organizer from Indianapolis, Indiana, where he lives with his wife and two sons.

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