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Seven Surrenders (Terra Ignota 2) - Ada Palmer

Seven Surrenders (Terra Ignota 2) - Ada Palmer

Title: Seven Surrenders

Author:  Ada Palmer

ISBN:  9781786699527

Weight:  783g

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Seven Surrenders by Ada Palmer

The year is 2454.  Humanity has engineered a hard-won golden age, forged in the aftermath of a bitter conflict that wiped both religion and nation state from the planet.  Now seven factions or ‘Hives’ co-govern the world by technological abundance, oracular statistical analysis, censorship and just a little blood.

For three centuries, the price of peace has been a few secret murders, mathematically planned to ensure that no single Hive dominates.

It is a precarious balance, but now someone is intent on pushing it beyond its tipping point.

The price of imbalance is war – a war that could destroy humanity – and no one knows this better than convict Mycroft Canner, who, as his sentence, now serves the secret leaders working to forestall war.

But this time he guards a secret – a wild card that no degree of statistical analysis could have prophesied.  Canner’s wild card takes the unlikely form of a thirteen-year-old child.  A child who can work miracles – turning thought into matter, into life – a child with the power to save the world, or to doom it.

The second volume of the Terra Ignota series completes Mycroft Canner’s ‘History of these Days of Transformation’ begun in Too Like the Lightning.

Peer & Press Reviews

A cornucopia of dazzling, sharp ideas set in rich, wry prose that rewards rumination with layers of delight.  Provocative, erudite, inventive, resplendent.

Ken Liu, author of The Grace of Kings

Wonderful 18th-century style narrative voice… a richly and highly sophisticated novel that calls for repeated re-readings.


A breathless and devious intellectual page-turner, Seven Surrenders veers expertly between love, murder, mayhem, parenthood, theology, and high politics.  I haven’t had this much fun with a book in a long time.

Max Gladstone, author of Three Parts Dead

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: Seven Surrenders
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Series: Terra Ignota – book 2
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Books GmbH, Germany
ISBN 13: 9781786699527
ISBN 10: 1786699524
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 363
Size (h x w x d): 235 x 155 x 33mm
Design Credits
Jacket art: Victor Mosquera

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