A Desolation Called Peace

A Desolation Called Peace Review

An alien armada lurks on the edges of Teixcalaanli space. No one can communicate with it, no one can destroy it, and Fleet Captain Nine Hibiscus is running out of options.

In a desperate attempt at diplomacy with the mysterious invaders, the fleet captain has sent for a diplomatic envoy. Now Mahit Dzmare and Three Seagrass—still reeling from the recent upheaval in the Empire—face the impossible task of trying to communicate with a hostile entity.

Whether they succeed or fail could change the fate of Teixcalaan forever.

Title:A Desolation Called Peace
Edition Language:English

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  • chai ?

    “The perfect sequel does not exist.”A Desolation Called Peace: hold my beer....

  • carol.

    I am grateful that Martine's A Desolation Called Peace came my way at the end of 2020 instead of during the middle, when I had a full case of Quarantine Brain™. Some authors write books suited to QB...

  • Nataliya

    “Bodies die, or suffer, or are imprisoned. Memory lasts.” When your brilliant and polished first novel - intelligent, original, and engrossingly clever - is a clear crown jewel of Hugo Awards,...

  • Lila

    Was there ever a more perfect opportunity to call a book Five Stars novel? "To ravage, to slaughter, to usurp under false titles—this they name empire;and where they make a desert, they call it pe...

  • Alienor ? French Frowner ?

    ✨ RELEASED TODAY! ✨Who has never thought about what would happen if we made first contact with aliens? Well. Me? I really haven't ? *blinks slowly* Wait - before you decide I'm a lost cause and ...

  • jade

    “but what better way to draw a monstrous thing to its death than to use its functions against itself? teixcalaan wants; its trust is rooted in wanting; it is in this way you and i will destr...

  • Dave

    "A Desolation Called Peace" is ultimately a story about communication between alien cultures, following in the wake of Clarke's 2001 Space Odyssey, Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land and Card's End...

  • Alice

    From an interview with NPR:“The direct sequel (which will tell you both about the scary ring-ships and what Three Seagrass does next) is titled A Desolation Called Peace, which I thoroughly stole fr...

  • AnnaLuce

    / / / Read more reviews on my blog / / / “Trust is not an endlessly renewable resource. Loyalty might be. For longer.” With A Desolation Called Peace Arkady has achieved something quite rare in a...

  • Peter Tillman

    Just finished, at 1 AM. Boy, is it good. Space war! Incomprehensible, disgusting aliens! Here's what their language sounds like, to a human:"A sharp, ugly noise with the intimation of a headache insid...