The Honors series (SCIENCE FICTION)
Honor Among Thieves* (February 13, 2018)
Honor Bound* (February 2019)
True Honor* (February 2020
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
Zara Cole has been in and out of New Detroit’s rehab facilities for treatment of her antisocial disorder. There’s no adjusting Zara’s attitude, though. A painful past has made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in the Zone instead moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn’t much better than a prison cell.
Still, when Zara commits a crime that has her running scared, jail might be exactly where she’s headed. Instead Zara is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan–a race of sentient alien ships—to explore the outer reaches of the universe as their passengers.
Zara seizes the chance to flee Earth’s dangers, but when she meets Nadim, the alien ship she’s assigned to along with fellow Honor Beatriz, Zara starts to feel at home for the first time, along with a devotion she’s never experienced before. Yet nothing—not her Honors training or her street smarts—could have prepared her for the dark, dangerous truths that lurk behind the glitter of starlight.
Honor Among Thieves is the first book in a daring new sci-fi series by bestselling authors Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre.
I feel the stars.
Energy pulses against my skin, murmuring secrets about this small galaxy, about orbits and alignments and asteroids streaming in space. Impulse makes me want to dive and swim those currents, but I control these urges.
I shift my attention to the flutters of life within my skin.
Marko glows orange with crimson streaks. He is warm, always the easiest to find. Just now, he stands and stares at the blue-green orb swirling below us. I cannot swim down to see what he remembers of this place. The planet’s gravitational pull would break my bones. But he shows me flashes: smiling faces, a field of flowers, an old woman with eyes like slices of sky.
“I’ll miss you,” I tell him.
He starts, surprised to hear me, as if he’s ever truly alone. “Me too. It was a good run.”
He once told me that it’s strange when we talk; he thinks I should find him as insignificant as he does the bacteria in his stomach. But I have had time to acclimate to the strangers in my system. I safeguard the small voices, as is my privilege and duty. There will be more to my life, but only when I’ve proven myself.
The stars sing again, this time in strong, seductive harmony. I resist their melody, but the call is growing stronger.
Despite my passengers, I am empty in a way I cannot name. Marko tells me it is because our voyage is over; he calls this sadness. Perhaps I have learned this feeling from him. My first Honor gave me a human name, Nadim, and I have kept it safe, along with the other words and shapes and colors that shade my new existence. Like sadness.
I do not like this low orbit, but I must wait. I have been ordered to wait.
My new Honors will come.
“This series opener from Caine (the Great Library series) and Aguirre (the Immortal Game trilogy) is both a thrilling SF novel and a deeply philosophical examination of the nature of love. Keenly wrought characters, imaginative world building, and an inventive plot engage and gratify while urging readers to stay curious, question authority, and fight injustice.”
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“Ann Aguirre and Rachel Caine are the definition of a double threat. Honor Among Thieves is proof — pitch-perfect pacing and unexpected twists make it a heart-stopping thrill ride. I loved every minute of it!”
—Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures & author of The Lovely Reckless
“Caine and Aguirre’s immersive world and unforgettable characters will absolutely enthrall readers.”
—Zoraida Cordova, author of Labyrinth Lost and the Vicious Deep trilogy
“Honor Among Thieves is an action-packed novel sure to keep readers waiting impatiently on its sequel…a breath of fresh air to the YA community.”
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“Caine and Aguirre create a fresh and fascinating story of interspecies bonding, the power of music, and the effects of trauma on good creatures.”
— ALA Booklist
“This story about unconventional connections and conflicts both interpersonal and intergalactic is a satisfying first outing in a planned series that should appeal to fans of Yancey’s 5th Wave trilogy or of Morgan’s (or the CW’s) The 100.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“I very much enjoyed reading Honor Among Thieves and would recommend it to anyone who loves fantasy, science fiction, and other action-y novels.”
— Vicky Who Reads
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ABOUT RACHEL CAINE
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Rachel Caine is the #1 internationally bestselling author of fifty novels, including the New York Times bestselling Morganville Vampires young adult series. Her novel Prince of Shadows won multiple awards, and was named to the prestigious Spirit of Texas Reading List.
Her Great Library series launched in 2015 with Ink and Bone, an international bestseller and critical success and winner of multiple nominations and awards. Ink and Bone was named to the Lone Star List for 2016 by the Texas Library Association. Paper and Fire, the second in the series, releases July 2016.
In 2014, in partnership with Blake Calhoun of Loud Pictures and Felicia Day of Geek & Sundry, she wrote and produced a Morganville Vampires web series, DVDs, and downloadable and streaming video. http://www.morganvilletheseries.com/
Rachel has also written bestselling urban fantasy (the Weather Warden, Outcast Season, Revivalist and Red Letter Days series), as well as innovative paranormal romantic action/adventure for Silhouette Bombshell.
She also published an original novel for the television show Stargate SG-1 (Sacrifice Moon) under the pseudonym of Julie Fortune in 2005. She previously published horror and suspense novels under the names Roxanne Longstreet and Roxanne Conrad.
Her contributions to short fiction anthologies number in the dozens, and in 2015/2016 alone her works include stories in X-Files: The Truth Is Out There, Unbound, Scary Out There, Gods of H.P. Lovecraft, and Out Of Tune.
In March 2016, she released Midnight Bites, a collection of Morganville Vampires short fiction, to great success.
One of Rachel’s mystery novels, Exile, Texas, has been optioned for film by Khartoum Films, and she has also written the script.
Rachel Caine and her husband, award-winning artist and comic historian and actor R. Cat Conrad, live in Fort Worth.
• #1 internationally bestselling young adult author
• Bestselling in urban fantasy and suspense
• Has published 50 novels during her career since 1991
• To date, Rachel’s books have been translated into 23 languages and are available in ebook, audiobook, paperback and hardcover editions worldwide
A few fun facts about Rachel Caine:
• She was born at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. Her mother worked as an office assistant to prominent rocket scientists, including Wernher von Braun, and her father (a many-times-decorated Army sergeant, and winner of the Silver Star) announced missile countdowns.
• She graduated from Socorro High School in El Paso, Texas, where she won state championships in music and journalism.
• Rachel won a full scholarship from her father’s company to attend college, and also worked part time during the school year to earn extra money.
• She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Texas Tech University.
• She was a professional classical musician (clarinet) until she left the orchestra world to pursue professional writing, in 1990. During that time, she played with the Lubbock Symphony, Houston Symphony, several regional Texas symphonies, and the Dallas Wind Symphony. She played for such esteemed conductors and composers as John Williams, Peter Nero, and Henry Mancini.
• She is married to award-winning fantasy artist and illustrator R. Cat Conrad, whom she met at a science fiction convention in 1991.
• She has at least five pseudonyms.
• She’s previously worked as a payroll accountant, an insurance investigator, a graphic designer, a web designer, and a corporate communications executive.
• Her hobbies are reading, watching films and TV shows, fencing (with swords), and art. She sometimes pretends to play guitar, although she doesn’t do it very well.
• Rachel typically writes 7 to 8 hours per day, and her writing time usually starts before dawn, at 5 a.m.
Morganville web series: http://www.morganvilletheseries
Caine grew up in West Texas and graduated from Socorro High School in El Paso, Texas, in 1980. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University in 1985, with minor in music. Caine has been writing and publishing novels and short stories since 1990. She is a former professional musician who has the distinction of having played with such musical legends as Henry Mancini, Peter Nero, and John Williams. She is also an avid movie buff and TV watcher and says she “prefers a good stout Guinness to wimpy American beers”.
From 1999, Caine was employed in Corporate Communications as a web designer, editor, Corporate Communications Manager, and finally as Director of Corporate Communications for a large multinational company. She took an eight-month hiatus for most of 2008 to complete pressing deadlines, and retired from her position to write full time in 2010. She lives in north Texas with her husband, artist Cat Conrad. Caine does most of her writing at home and on the road during appearances. Caine listens to music while she writes, the playlist changing from project to project.
as Rachel Caine
The Weather Warden series:
Ill Wind (December 2003, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-45952-0)
Heat Stroke (August 2004, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-45984-9)
Chill Factor (January 2005, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46010-3)
Windfall (November 2005, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46057-X)
Firestorm (September 2006, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46104-5)
Thin Air (August 2007, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46163-0)
Gale Force (August 2008, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46223-8)
Cape Storm (August 2009, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46284-X)
Total Eclipse (August 2010, Roc Books, ISBN 0-451-46345-5)
Red Hot Rain (2017):
- Joanne Baldwin is a Weather Warden, part of an organization that rents space from the UN. Their mission is supposed to be alleviating natural disasters before millions of people die. Joanne shows up on the run, in her hot Mustang “Delilah”, from a murder of which she has been accused; she thinks if she can find Lewis Orwell, with all three Warden capabilities—Earth, Fire, and Weather—who is in hiding, she can get help. Lewis’ last known action among the Wardens was to steal three bottles containing Djinn, the supernatural beings, many of which partner with Wardens to do their work. Her life becomes one huge complication as she learns a lot of truths people do not want her to know.
The Red Letter Days series:
Devil’s Bargain (August 2005, Silhouette Bombshell, ISBN 0-373-51367-4)
Devil’s Due (January 2006, Silhouette Bombshell, ISBN 0-373-51387-9)
The Morganville Vampires series:
Main article: The Morganville Vampires
Glass Houses (October 2006, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-21994-5)
The Dead Girls’ Dance (April 2007, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22089-7)
Midnight Alley (October 2007, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22238-5)
Feast of Fools (June 2008, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22463-9)
Lord of Misrule (January 2009, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22572-4)
Carpe Corpus (June 2009, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22719-0)
Fade Out (November 2009, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22866-9)
Kiss of Death (April 27, 2010, NAL Jam, ISBN 0-451-22973-8)
Ghost Town (October 26, 2010, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 0-451-23161-9)
Bite Club (May 3, 2011, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 0-451-23318-2)
Last Breath (November 1, 2011, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 978-0-451-23487-2)
Black Dawn (May 1, 2012, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 978-0-749-04055-0)
Bitter Blood (November 6, 2012, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 978-0-451-23811-5)
Fall of Night (May 7, 2013, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 978-0-451-41425-0)
Daylighters (November 5, 2013, NAL Hardcover, ISBN 0-451-41427-6)
The Athena Force series:
Main article: Athena Force
Line of Sight (August 2007, Silhouette Special Releases, ISBN 0-373-38972-8)
The Outcast Season series:
Undone (February 3, 2009, Roc, ISBN 0-451-46261-0)
Unknown (February 3, 2010, Roc, ISBN 0-451-46309-9)
Unseen (February 1, 2011, Roc, ISBN 0-451-46383-8)
Unbroken (February 7, 2012, Roc, ISBN 0-451-46442-7)
- On August 24, 2007, Caine announced on her mailing list and her blog that she had sold a four-book series called “Outcast Season” to Roc Books. Describing the upcoming series, she said “This series is a spin-off of the Weather Warden series, and will follow the story of a Djinn who’s been cut off from her fellows, and must rely on the goodwill of a Warden partner for her very existence. Along the way, she has to face enemies and challenges that the Djinn can’t, or won’t face themselves.” The series was published yearly beginning in February since 2009.
The Revivalist series:
Working Stiff (August 2, 2011, Roc, ISBN 0-451-46413-3, paperback, 320pp)
Two Weeks’ Notice (August 7, 2012, Roc, ISBN 0-451-46462-1, paperback, 320pp)
Terminated (August 6, 2013, Roc, ISBN 0-451-46515-6, paperback, 320pp)
The Great Library series:
Ink and Bone (July 7, 2015, NAL, ISBN 0-451-47239-X, hardcover, 368pp)
Paper and Fire (July 2016, NAL, ISBN 0-451-47240-3, hardcover, 354pp)
Ash and Quill (July 2017, Berkley, ISBN 978-0451472410)
The Stillhouse Lake series:
Stillhouse Lake (July 1, 2017, Thomas & Mercer, ISBN 978-1477848661)
Killman Creek (December 12, 2017, Thomas & Mercer, ISBN 978-1542046411)
Wolfhunter River (Expected October 2, 2018, Thomas & Mercer)
Prince of Shadows (February 4, 2014, NAL, ISBN 978-0451414427)
A retelling of Romeo and Juliet from Benvolio Montague’s point of view.
“Roman Holiday, or SPQ-Arrrrrr” in My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon (2007)
“All Hallows” in The Eternal Kiss (2009)
“Blue Crush: A Weather Warden Story”
in “The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance” (2009)
“Even a Rabbit will Bite” in “Dark and Stormy Knights” (2010)
As Roxanne Longstreet:
Stormriders: A Shadow World Novel (September 1990, Iron Crown Enterprises, ISBN 1-55806-138-X, Paperback, 300pp)
The Undead (February 1993, Zebra, ISBN 0-8217-4068-7, Paperback)
Red Angel (April 1994, Zebra, ISBN 0-8217-4532-8, Paperback, 352pp)
Cold Kiss (January 1995, Zebra, ISBN 0-8217-4812-2, Paperback, 256pp)
Slow Burn (March 1996, Pinnacle, ISBN 0-7860-0241-7, Paperback)
As Roxanne Conrad:
Copper Moon (July 1997, Onyx, ISBN 0-451-19164-1, Paperback, 352pp)
Bridge of Shadows (November 1998, Onyx, ISBN 0-451-19166-8, Paperback, 352pp)
Exile, Texas (November 2003, Five Star Mystery, ISBN 1-59414-071-5, Hardcover, 304pp)
As Ian Hammel:
Stormriders (reprint) (February 1996, Ace, ISBN 0-441-00302-8, Paperback, 312pp)
As Julie Fortune:
Sacrifice Moon (Stargate SG-1) (September 2004 (UK)/July 2006 (US), Fandemonium, ISBN 0-9547343-1-9)
ABOUT ANN AGUIRRE
Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. She likes books, emo music, and action movies. She writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens.
Ann Aguirre is an American author of speculative fiction. She writes urban fantasy, romantic science fiction, apocalyptic paranormal romance (with co-author Carrie Lofty as Ellen Connor), paranormal romantic suspense (as Ava Gray), and post-apocalyptic dystopian young adult fiction.
Ars Numina series (paranormal romance):
The Leopard King, (September 28, 2016)
The Demon Prince, (March 23, 2017)
The Wolf Lord*, (release date TBA)
The Shadow Warrior*, (release date TBA)
The War Priest*, (release date TBA)
The Jaguar Knight*, (release date TBA)
The 2B series (new adult romance, completed):
I Want it That Way, (August 26, 2014)
As Long as You Love Me, (September 30, 2014)
The Shape of My Heart, (November 25, 2014)
The Sirantha Jax series (SF, completed):
Grimspace, (February 26, 2008)
Wanderlust, (August 26, 2008)
Doubleblind, (September 29, 2009)
Killbox, (August 31, 2010)
Aftermath, (August 30, 2011)
Endgame. (August 28, 2012)
The Dred Chronicles series (SF, Jax universe, completed):
Perdition, (August 27, 2013)
Havoc, (August 26, 2014)
Breakout, (August 25, 2015)
The Corine Solomon series (UF, completed):
Blue Diablo, (April 7, 2009)
Hell Fire, (April 6, 2010)
Shady Lady, (April 5, 2011)
Forbidden Fruit (novella), (May 8, 2013)
digital only, various formats
Devil’s Punch, (April 3, 2012)
Agave Kiss, (March 5, 2013)
Steampunk series (as A.A. Aguirre, with husband Andres):
Bronze Gods, (April 30, 2013)
Silver Mirrors, (May 2014)
Paranormal romantic suspense as Ava Gray (completed)
Skin Game, (November 3, 2009)
Skin Tight, (June 1, 2010)
Skin Heat, (January 4, 2011)
Skin Dive, (July 5, 2011)
Apocalyptic romance with Carrie Lofty as Ellen Connor (completed)
Nightfall, (June 7, 2011)
Midnight, (September 6, 2011)
Daybreak, (December 6, 2011)
The Razorland trilogy (dystopian, completed):
Enclave, (April 12, 2011)
Outpost, (September 4, 2012)
Horde, (October 29, 2013)
Vanguard, (July 25 2017)
The Immortal Game trilogy (paranormal, completed):
Mortal Danger, (August 5, 2014)
Public Enemies, (August 4, 2015)
Infinite Risk, (August 3, 2016)
YA romance series (contemporary standalone novels):
The Queen of Bright & Shiny Things, (April 7, 2015)
Like Never and Always*, (July 17, 2018)
Odds & Ends*, (July 2019)
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2
Story: Circle Unbroken, (September 22, 2009)
The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance 2
Story: Princes of Dominion. (October 5, 2010)
Primal (as Ava Gray with Lora Leigh, Michelle Rowen, and Jory Strong)
Novella: Skin & Bone, (February 1, 2011)
Corsets & Clockwork (YA steampunk)
Story: Wild Magic, (UK: April 28, 2011 US: May 10, 2011)
‘Til the World Ends (adult, dystopian)
Novella: Thistle & Thorne, (January 29, 2013)
Fierce Reads: Kisses and Curses (YA)
Story: Secret Heart, (May 12, 2015)
*indicates forthcoming title(s)