In a galactic empire, spread across hundreds of systems and connected only by the Flow, a "river" of space-time that allows access to every human settlement, change is coming. The Flow will soon be gone, and the humans who live in this empire, called the Interdependency, must confront their changing circumstances.
That's The Collapsing Empire
in a nutshell, but it's also so much more because of the wide array of characters that we go along with on their journey through the beginning of the end of an empire. There's the son of the scientist who discovered the Flow's days were numbered; a guild official whose obscene delightful, and confident engagement with the world clears many paths for her except in the case of people greedier than even she is; and a princess who was never meant to rule facing a throne she never wanted. They're up against a scheming trio of siblings, slow-moving bureaucracy, and the end of the comfortable worlds they're used to.
When my pals started reading this book, it was impossible to resist having discussions about fancasting it because it was so
cinematic and character driven. kaytaylorrea
did this first, over at Book Riot
, and I do not disagree with any of her choices at all. I WOULD WATCH THE HECK OUT OF THAT.
Right after we had our discussion, the announcement went up about the TV rights
sliding into someone's pocket, which is SUPER RELEVANT to my interests. Until it gets made, though, we get to dream about potential casts, and this is mine (unrealistic as it may be). There are some light spoilers
in this fancast, so be careful! ( Read more... )