I just finished Empire of Silence by Christopher Ruocchio. This is the first book in The Sun Eater, a space opera fantasy series. I don’t have a lot to say about it right now other than that I enjoyed it. This is the first fiction book that I’ve read in a long time so it felt good to get out of my “reading rut”. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.


The fool believes the iniquities of the world are the fault of other men. […] The truly wise try to change themselves, which is the more difficult and less grand task.

The man who hopes for the future delays its arrival, and the man who dreads it summons it to his door.

Olorin took a step back before answering. “I will tell him I met a man, a lord of the strange Empire. I will tell him of your quality.” His smile capered on his face. “And your quality will be known in Jadd and on the battlefields of our war before ever you find yourself there. You will have friends.”

This reminds me of the scene between Balian and Imad ad-Din from Kingdom of Heaven (one of my favorite movies).