Elysium’s Awakening


When Elysium awakens, justice will be sought.

Set before the events in Elysium’s Shadow, this novella reveals the secret of what actually happened on the far-flung world of Elysium when it was first discovered.

185 pages (36,000 words)

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The truth is hard to swallow.

Republic history shows that the science vessel Ulysses was claimed by a black hole whilst on a routine research mission.

Already reeling from the loss of a security team under her command, first officer Sara May wants nothing more than an uneventful conclusion to their simple fact-finding duties. But when the Emperor sends his chief science advisor to rendezvous with the vessel, their expedition comes to a stand-still. Literally.

While their ship quietly orbits the planet Elysium, May has no cause to suspect that her Captain has become an unwilling participant in a crime that would shake the Republic to its core if it were ever revealed. But then she discovers the truth, and has to choose between doing the right thing or following the Emperor’s direct orders. Her decision will have far-reaching consequences, and she doesn’t have time to consider her options.

The Republic is determined to stand – but when Elysium awakens, justice will be sought.


Matthew lives in Thanet on the north Kent coast, a stone’s throw from the sea. He’s an epic fan of science fiction and fantasy; he loves everything from Terry Pratchett and Joe Abercrombie through to Arthur C Clarke and China Mieville – and a lot in between. Fall From Grace and Leap of Faith, are a duology, focused on a trio of friends living in Thanet, and explores themes of friendship, life, death, angels, war, and humanity.

When not writing, Matthew is a disability and sexuality advocate. He focuses specifically on “invisible” disabilities such as dyspraxia through T2D, the charity he co-founded, and on the asexuality spectrum.

You can learn more about Matthew Munson by visiting his author page here on the IQ website.

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Matthew Munson
Category: Sci-Fi
Release Date: December 2018

Format: eBook (MOBI & ePUB)
ISBN: 978-1-908600-86-8
RRP: £3.49 / 3.99€ / $3.99

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