Bigger spaceships. Bigger explosions. Bigger planets. Bigger problems.
It's been three years since Esa joined the ranks of the Justified after her rescue from the fanatical murderers the Pax. Together, Esa and her mentor Kamali travel from planet to planet, searching for children with supernatural abilities. It's hard work, but Esa has never felt more assured of her place in the universe.
On a visit to a planet so remote that its inhabitants never learned that the Sect Wars ended over a hundred years ago, they learn that the Justified are not the only people searching for gifted children. There is a creature with unexpected powers who will stop at nothing to get its hands on the children that Esa and Kamali are trying to rescue.
With their latest recruit in tow - a young Wulf child named Sho - Esa and Kamali will travel halfway across the galaxy in pursuit of answers. But the answers only lead to more questions, and the danger will only increase as their terrifying nemesis turns his eyes on them.
Praise for Drew Williams and his debut novel, The Stars Now Unclaimed: "The only thing more fun than a bonkers space battle is a whole book packed with bonkers space battles. Come for the exploding spaceships, stay for the intriguing universe." (Becky Chambers, author of The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet)
"A total blast." (Rob Boffard, author of Tracer)
"Pirates, smugglers, soldiers, spies, snarky spaceships, and really big guns...and that's just the first chapter. The action gets bigger, the stakes get higher, and I loved it!" (Claire North, author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August)