Series: Bel Dame Apocrypha #1
Picture an alien world with two suns colonized by humans from various Islamic sects where two major world powers have been at war for the last three hundred years over religious differences. There are “shifters” and people literally have bug technology. The doctors are called magicians and their biological and genetic technology is impressive. Gene piracy is a thing. The society is heavily skewed towards a female population because even though women go to the Front to fight too, all of the men are required to. The bel dames are an elite group of bounty hunters who work for the government.
Nyx is a whiskey-drinking, hard-living former bel dame bounty hunter who lands a special “note” (bounty) that promises to pay both her and her team a great deal of money. It’s not an easy task, naturally, and she’s up against another team of bounty hunters as well as running into trouble with her former bel dame cronies. I’m making it sound a lot of fluffier than it is. It’s seriously gritty and sometimes quite graphic tale about people who have been majorly fucked up by war. It’s also pretty cool at times and has some great lines and moments.
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