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Posted by Lisa, June 30, 2022

Read the third chapter of A Beginner’s Guide to Ruling the Galaxy

We’re absolutely over the moon to be publishing A Beginner’s Guide to Ruling the Galaxy next month – a brilliantly funny story of what happens when a galactic princess moves in next door and almost brings about the end of the world, from the bestselling, award-winning author David Solomons.

We’re counting down to its arrival by sharing a chapter of the book every week until publication on July 7th – if you missed the first and second chapters, you can read them here and here. And today we’re very pleased to be sharing the third chapter!

Gavin’s got a new neighbour and she’s really annoying. Niki follows him everywhere, bosses him about, and doesn’t care that her parents will obliterate Earth with their galactic warships if she doesn’t stop running away from them. Can Niki and Gavin sort out the alien despots (aka Mum and Dad) and save the planet? Possibly. Will they become friends along the way? Doubtful…

Read the third chapter below:


A Beginner’s Guide to Ruling the Galaxy will be published on July 7th – you can pre-order a copy from Waterstones here, Amazon here, or from Hive here.

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