Bones of Empire by William C. Dietz is the second book in the duology that started with At Empire’s Edge. Far in the future, The Uman Empire has conquered and colonized worlds. Once invincible, its reign is now fragile as alien subjects and enemies conspire against it. Jack Cato is a cop on holiday in the capital city and gets a glimpse of the Emperor at a parade and realizes what he is looking at is a supposedly dead shape-shifter from his past. Add that to the fact that another alien race has staked claim on one of the planets at the Empire’s edge in the prelude to a war with the Empire.
I would recommend this book for those who enjoy science fiction that deals with lots of character driven stories, political intrigue, and military action. Highly recommend Bones of Empire and give it a five star rating - keeper status!
Second in the duology that started with At Empire's Edge- from the national bestselling author.
In a far-distant future, the Uman Empire has conquered and colonized worlds. Once thought invincible, its reign is now fragile as alien subjects and enemies conspire against it.
On holiday in the capital city, cop Jack Cato gets a glimpse of the Emperor-and realizes what he's looking at is a supposedly dead shape- shifter. His mortal enemy is still alive and once again on the run. And the fate of the Empire-and Cato's own honor-are at stake...