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Stormblood

  • Author
    • Jeremy Szal
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  • Published: Jan 21 2021
  • Pages: 544
  • 194 x 128mm
  • ISBN: 9781473227439
Vakov Fukasawa used to be a Reaper: a bio-enhanced soldier fighting for the Harmony, against a brutal invading empire. He's still fighting now, on a different battlefield: taking on stormtech. To make him a perfect soldier, Harmony injected him with the DNA of an extinct alien race, altering his body chemistry and leaving him permanently addicted to adrenaline and aggression. But although they meant to create soldiers, at the same time Harmony created a new drug market that has millions hopelessly addicted to their own body chemistry.

Vakov may have walked away from Harmony, but they still know where to find him, and his former Reaper colleagues are being murdered by someone, or something - and Vakov is appalled to learn his estranged brother is involved. Suddenly it's an investigation he can't turn down . . . but the closer he comes to the truth, the more addicted to stormtech he becomes.
And it's possible the war isn't over, after all . . .


'A high-power augmented SF adventure that will keep you reading!' - Garth Nix
' This is what 21st century Sci-Fi ought to be' - Miles Cameron, author of Artifact Space

'A serious punchy space opera espionage that never loses sight of the human cost. Szal is adept at interweaving big SF ideas and fast-paced action to craft a compelling story' - Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of Children of Time
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Press Reviews

  • Nick Martell, author of THE KINGDOM OF LIARS
    STORMBLOOD is a high stakes adrenaline filled adventure featuring two estranged brothers suddenly on opposite ends of an addict's war. And it's real damn good
  • Novel Notions
    A captivating military sci-fi debut. Stormblood tells a splendid story about two brothers divided by war that is full of comradeship, actions, and conflict
  • Grimdark Magazine
    A magnificent and explosive adrenaline-fest . . . Szal's debut is an absolute must read for fans of gritty, action-packed, detective and military SF
  • Novel Notions
    Stormblood feels like a superb combination of the actions in Red Rising Saga and the world-building of Mass Effect. Exciting, thought-provoking, and full of incredibly intense moments. Military sci-fi readers would be treating themselves well by putting Stormblood on their radar
  • Fantasy Book Review
    This frenetic, grisly sucker-punch of a book manages to be everything you could want from sci-fi, while also carving out its own niche with a rusty slingshiv.
  • Rob Boffard
    Szal's world is an insane, twisted place, and STORMBLOOD is one of the best scifi stories you'll ever read
  • Michael R. Fletcher
    Razor sharp and vicious, Stormblood is an adrenaline-driven vision of a dark future. Highly recommended!
  • Chris Beckett
    Vakov Fukasawa is a former soldier, addicted to the biotech inside his own body that makes him constantly crave for action. And there is plenty of action in this fast moving novel, but not at the expense of ideas, or of humanity, or of vivid descriptions of Szal's carefully imagined war-torn galaxy
  • SFX
    An intriguing mix of rich worldbuilding, meaty twists and ballistic ultraviolence
  • SFX
    Delivers visceral, bone-crunching fight sequences and a strong emotional core
  • Jamie Sawyer, Author of THE LAZARUS WAR
    Highly recommended, a visceral trip into the darker side of SF. . .a rich setting replete with many alien races and a constant undertone of threat
  • Gray Williams, author of END OF THE LINE
    The prose was visceral, the plot packed a punch and the emotional scenes aimed for the gut. Jeremy just burst through the door and blew away the competition with this powerful action sci-fi debut
  • Nicholas Eames, author of KINGS OF THE WYLDE
    STORMBLOOD is sci-fi with an edge. It's a gritty, action-packed story that fans of Richard Morgan will eat right up, but it's got a ton of heart as well. The characters - especially Vakov - are exceptional, and the future-noir setting is extremely well-crafted. You'll want two things when you're finished this book: a glass of gin and a sequel.
  • Michael Cobley author of Humanity's Fire
    Stormblood gets under your skin. It's like a prose torpedo packing a hefty payload of deep space opera noir, chrome-edged and irresistible
  • Miles Cameron, author of ARTIFACT SPACE
    This is what 21st century Sci-Fi ought to be