Hope's End by Stephen Chambers
(Vel Chronicles)

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On a planet decimated by plague and political upheaval, young Vel has survived by living on his wits. A seasoned con man who has learned to think only of himself, Vel is forced to choose sides in a civil war. But the choice is made more complicated when Vel learns the truth about a mysterious alien race that predated the settlers of Hera.

It turns out that Vel may not be who he thinks he is.

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About Stephen Chambers

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Stephen Chambers began his first novel, Hope's End, as a high school senior and completed it after attending the prestigious Odyssey Writing conference at New Hampshire College.
Published April 1, 2010 by Tor Books. 353 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Fortunately, even as Denon's plot to rule through the boy approaches fruition, Vel can turn for guidance to his genetic predecessor, Blakes (cloned from the DNA of English poet William Blake during the biotech revolution of the early 21st century and stored as an AI inside an ancient computer fro...

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It is a curious mixture of 19th- and 20th-century power ideologies that Vel grows up into, one in which Church guards wear "swas" (swastikas) and valuable heirlooms bear the names "B.

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Tor will publish Stephen Chambers's debut novel, "Hope's End" in August, and I must say that this book had me hooked from the very first page.

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