The Diabolic

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The Diabolic

By S. J. Kincaid

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Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when the galaxy’s most deadly weapon masquerades as a senator’s daughter and a hostage of the galactic court.

A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you’ve been created for.

Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. Nemesis is expected to give her life for Sidonia, and she would do so gladly. She would also take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe.

When the power-mad Emperor learns Sidonia’s father is participating in a rebellion, he summons Sidonia to the Galactic court. She is to serve as a hostage. Now, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her. Nemesis travels to the court disguised as Sidonia—a killing machine masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced senators’ children. It’s a nest of vipers with threats on every side, but Nemesis must keep her true abilities a secret or risk everything.

As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns there is something more to her than just deadly force. She finds a humanity truer than what she encounters from most humans. Amidst all the danger, action, and intrigue, her humanity just might be the thing that saves her life—and the empire.

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  1. meaganmaine says:

    I love the Shadowhunter world because it has something to offer everyone from all walks of life. I grew up reading them & love that I can continue doing so with all of the new books planned and being released. I love that the stories often relate or can relate to real life situations (like how I find LM to somewhat correlate with the recent happenings in our government, lots of things many do not want or agree with; many pay for the actions of a few) Overall, I love the world created and the fight to do what’s right that is instilled in me at reading them.

  2. Japped23n10 says:

    I love the Shadowhunter world because it is so complete. Miss Clare never leaves a stone unturned or a question unanswered. She has the kindest most sincere heart of any author in current history.

  3. yp.smurfette says:

    I love the Shadowhunter world. My favorite has been the Clockwork Princess epilogu when Jem finally gets to be with Tessa

  4. emmalichtenstein says:

    Can’t wait to pick up my copy of Shadowhunter Academy!

  5. I need to read Tales of Shadowhunter Academy. I’ve read a few of the stories but I want to know the rest of what happens.

  6. Chenae24 says:

    Ive been reading this series since 2010! Everytime I finish a book series I read it slowly because I dont want it to end. But Cassandra continues to come up with new stories and characters that I love! Its almost like pokemon. Got to catch/read them all! ♥

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