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The First Sister

The First Sister

‘Wonderfully imaginative and gripping . . . I couldn’t put it down’ R.F. Kuang, author of The Poppy War


As a priestess of the Sisterhood, she travels the stars alongside the Gean soldiers of Earth and Mars, who own the rights to her body and soul. When her former captain abandons her, First Sister’s hopes for freedom are dashed and she is forced to stay on her ship with no friends, no status, and a new captain – Saito Ren – who she knows nothing about.

But Captain Ren has a secret, and First Sister is commanded by the head of her order to find out what it is. What starts as a simple task quickly grows more complicated as First Sister and Ren grow closer, and she realises that sacrificing for the war effort is so much harder to do when your loyalties are split.


He climbed his way out of the slums to become an elite Icarii soldier of Venus, but was defeated in combat by none other than Saito Ren, resulting in the disappearance of his partner, Hiro. Then Lito discovers that Hiro is both alive and a traitor to the cause.

If Lito hunts down and kills his former partner, he will be offered a shot a redemption. But to do so, Lito must decide where his allegiances lie, and choose between following orders and his heart.

As the war between the Geans and the Icarii reaches a head, Lito and First Sister must decide what – and whom – they are willing to sacrifice in the name of duty, or for love.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 4th August 2020

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781529386929


Lewis skillfully handles the tale's many moving pieces, maintaining pace, nuance, and clarity throughout. Lewis's lush prose creates an immersive, richly textured world with complex social dynamics and solid LGBTQ and multicultural representation
Publishers Weekly
Debut of the month . . . A layered, action-filled plot and diverse characters create a powerful entry into the space opera genre
Library Journal
Lewis's The First Sister is a ferocious mix of energetic plotting and vivid characters. Ridiculously readable
April Genevieve Tucholke, author of The Boneless Mercies
Wonderfully imaginative and gripping - Lewis's debut sucks you in from the very first scene and keeps you absorbed in a rollercoaster of high-octane action and devastating twists. Her prose is rich and assured; her characters complex and compelling. I couldn't put it down
R.F. Kuang, author of The Poppy War
An enjoyable queer space opera romp with a dark underbelly
If you're a fan of sci-fi rebels with strong female protagonists, this is a must read!
SciFi & Scary
This is a great science-fiction debut of incredible scope that should appeal to all fans of the genre. I'm looking forward to seeing where is goes next. Highly recommended
Never Imitate
This is a book that will leave you itching for the next installment, rooting for your favorite characters (or couples), and impatient to jump back into this world
Rainbow Round Table
A feminist space opera that blends social commentary with the cosmic magic of space . . . an introspective tale of humanity and who is allowed to define it
The Mary Sue