Some Desperate Glory by Emily Tesh
Most Anticipated Book of the Year for GoodReads, Bookish, New Scientist, FanFiAddict, and Nerd Daily, a Spring Book Pick for Library Journal, and a Summer Book Pick for Publishers Weekly. Now also an Indie Next Pick.
While we live, the enemy shall fear us.
Since she was born, Kyr has trained for the day she can avenge the murder of planet Earth. Raised in the bowels of Gaea Station alongside the last scraps of humanity, she readies herself to face the Wisdom, the powerful, reality-shaping weapon that gave the majoda their victory over humanity.
They are what’s left. They are what must survive. Kyr is one of the best warriors of her generation, the sword of a dead planet. When Command assigns her brother to certain death and relegates her to Nursery to bear sons until she dies trying, she knows she must take humanity’s revenge into her own hands.
Alongside her brother’s brilliant but seditious friend and a lonely, captive alien, Kyr escapes from everything she’s known into a universe far more complicated than she was taught and far more wondrous than she could have imagined.
Some Desperate Glory features Kyr, a strong and determined female warrior who seeks revenge against the enemy that destroyed planet Earth. Her journey highlights the strength and leadership of women in the face of adversity, inspiring readers to never give up and fight for what they believe in.