New Treasures: The Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid

New Treasures: The Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid

the-diabolic-sj-kincaid-smallS. J. Kincaid’s debut novel Insignia, the tale of a war between governments and corporations that rages across the solar system, grew into an ambitious trilogy, and was optioned by 20th Century Fox.

Her newest novel is a story of galactic court intrigue, the tale of what happens when the galaxy’s most deadly weapon masquerades as a senator’s daughter and a hostage of the galactic court. It is available now in hardcover from Simon & Schuster.

A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you’ve been created for.

Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. Nemesis is expected to give her life for Sidonia, and she would do so gladly. She would also take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe.

When the power-mad Emperor learns Sidonia’s father is participating in a rebellion, he summons Sidonia to the Galactic court. She is to serve as a hostage. Now, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her. Nemesis travels to the court disguised as Sidonia — a killing machine masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced senators’ children. It’s a nest of vipers with threats on every side, but Nemesis must keep her true abilities a secret or risk everything.

As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns there is something more to her than just deadly force. She finds a humanity truer than what she encounters from most humans. Amidst all the danger, action, and intrigue, her humanity just might be the thing that saves her life — and the empire.

The Diabolic was published by Simon & Schuster on November 1, 2016. It is 403 pages, priced at $17.99 in hardcover and $10.99 for the digital edition. The cover art is by There Is Studio.

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Jeff Stehman

Love that cover–after reading the jacket copy.

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