“Adult Crossover” Sci Fi – Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid
June 8, 2016
Due out from S & S this November, Diabolic is another political space opera, this time told from the point of view of a mutant killer protagonist named Nemesis (an outlawed “diabolic”) who lives only to defend her noble heiress. Featuring intrigue between an evil emperor who’s basically a blond Ming the Merciless and the noble families opposing his “Helionic” religion that has stifled scientific learning and progress, Diabolic features a plot with more twists and turns than a mountain road in Monaco, and you will not see the end coming. Thought-provoking, compassionate, and enjoyable. Please comment to claim this ARC.
Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when the galaxy’s most deadly weapon masquerades as a senator’s daughter and a hostage of the galactic court.
A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you’ve been created for.
Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. Nemesis is expected to give her life for Sidonia, and she would do so gladly. She would also take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe.
When the power-mad Emperor learns Sidonia’s father is participating in a rebellion, he summons Sidonia to the Galactic court. She is to serve as a hostage. Now, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her. Nemesis travels to the court disguised as Sidonia—a killing machine masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced senators’ children. It’s a nest of vipers with threats on every side, but Nemesis must keep her true abilities a secret or risk everything.
As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns there is something more to her than just deadly force. She finds a humanity truer than what she encounters from most humans. Amidst all the danger, action, and intrigue, her humanity just might be the thing that saves her life—and the empire.