A genre-bending debut full of cutthroat school politics and the speculative intrigue of alien contact.
THE SEVENFOLD HUNTERS
by Rose Egal
Page Street/St. Martin’s Press, October 2022
There’s nothing hijabi alien hunter Abyan wants more than to graduate from Carlisle Academy and finally rid the Earth of aliens, the Nosaru.
Everything is going to plan until the Nosaru kill one of Abyan’s squad mates. To make matters worse, the school admins replace her elite squad member with a sub-par new recruit, Artemis. Despite Artemis failing every test―and bringing the team down with her―their cutthroat instructors refuse to kick her out.
Together Abyan, Artemis and the rest of the team unravel the mystery of why Artemis is actually there, what the Nosaru really want, and what Carlisle Academy has been hiding from them all.
« A must for teen fans of Ms. Marvel―the graphic novels or the television series. » ―Booklist
« Egal capably combines familiar tropes―academic intrigue, mysterious shadow organizations, and good old-fashioned vampire hunting―with innovative sci-fi elements to deliver an adrenaline-fueled galactic war adventure. » ―Publishers Weekly
« The kick-ass queer characters will appeal to many readers […] Science-fiction action pairs with teen angst in this blood-pumping […] outing. » ―Kirkus Reviews
Rose Egal loves autumn, sad poetry, and cats who humble themselves. THE SEVENFOLD HUNTERS is her first novel in part inspired by her MS in Biochemistry from Queen Mary University of London. She lives in London with her family and their cat, her arch nemesis, Hercules Aethelstan Buni Massimo Pandemicus The not Great.