Hidden Empire

Kevin J. Anderson
Hidden Empire Cover

Hidden Empire


Humans have reached the stars and are quite determined to take control of every system they can find. They discover some tech that had been developed by an extinct alien race, and use it to light up a gas giant and turn it into a star. When lights rise from the planet no one takes any particular heed. Until factories in orbit around other gas giants are suddenly attacked by a previously unknown race. Or, perhaps the knowledge of this alien species has been hidden?

Anderson can spin a yarn and populate a galaxy with complex civilizations of many species. The action, a bit slow to start, heats up into a galactic war that threatens to destroy humans outright.

And, semi-sentient trees!

Cliff hangers, alas, but not personal ones. Just an ongoing story far too big to fit into one book.