A new novel combines space opera and intrigue. The Cauldron is a galaxy. It might be ours far in the future, or it might be somewhere immeasurably distant. It doesn’t matter. What does matter is that it’s Game of Thrones, but in space.
The Siege of Concordant, by Russ Morrissey, tells the story of an intergalactic crusade instigated by a quasi-Papal ‘Ministry’ against a rebellious world. Cue pirates, smugglers, and psychic baddies, as the young heirs to that world seek allies across the galaxy in order to free their homeworld.
It feels like Star Wars crossed with Game of Thrones, but written for young adults.
Available now from EN Publishing (hardcover). ISBN 978-1-912007-73-8.
“Feudal Houses vie for power across the vast depths of space.
When House Brotharion instigates a siege of Concordant, the galaxy is thrown into turmoil. Old alliances are broken, and ancient grudges resurface. The Ministers of the Sapphire Star scheme and plot, and the singularity known as The Burn starts to awaken.
As starfleets move, gangsters collude, and pirates find themselves unlikely saviors, something evil stirs. Something from the very dawn of time.
Amongst the ambitions of archdukes and princes, heroes and villains will rise and fall as the destiny of the galaxy is played out. The galaxy known only as The Cauldron.
A large cast of characters and a plot full of intrigue, horror, and political machinations, The Cauldron is a novel of epic sci-fi fantasy.”