Nicholas Woode-Smith

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Nicholas Woode-Smith is a science fiction and fantasy author known for his military space opera Warpmancer Series and urban fantasy Kat Drummond series.

His sci-fi is admired for its attention to detail, intricate plots, complex characters and memorable world building.

Warpmancer takes place in the far future, detailing humanity's life among a galaxy filled with contesting alien races, century long conspiracies and titanic warfare. Start the series with Shadow, or one of the short story tie-ins.

Kat Drummond is an urban fantasy about a university student who slays monsters to pay the bills. Set in a world where magic has infested modern day society, it brings the action-packed storytelling and snarky characters that Warpmancer fans love.

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Nicholas Woode-Smith Besides reading through drafts of my own books, and the multitude of books required for my courses, I plan to read through "Why Nations Fail".
Nicholas Woode-Smith The advised reading order is:

1) Shadow
2) Trooper
3) Captain
4) Rise
5) Defiant
6) Godkiller
7) Outcast of Empire
8) Daughter of mars
9) Conquest

The short sto…more
The advised reading order is:

1) Shadow
2) Trooper
3) Captain
4) Rise
5) Defiant
6) Godkiller
7) Outcast of Empire
8) Daughter of mars
9) Conquest

The short stories can be read at any time. Chronologically, Gangs of Galis is set right before book 1 and Shipborn right before book 4.

Hive Mind is set decades before, but can be read at any time. Same goes for Endbreach.(less)
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"Loved this one. Kat leaves her city and travels to find her aunt who she thought was killed by elves. There is lots of action in this one and some tears. Kat learns that things aren't always what they seem and what 'home' really means.

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"With each story and adventure, Kat and her companions become more fleshed-out and likable.
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A tremendously creative, well-researched and insightful book. I found myself not wanting to finish, as the book finally started to close the curtain on the British Empire.

This book, and the previous book in the series (Pax Britannica) are must-reads
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To mark against your name,
He writes - not that you won or lost -
But HOW you played the Game.

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