In Berengaria, a country tucked into a forgotten corner of Europe, Andrey and Nina, a brother and sister, take opposite sides in a civil war. Descendants of an ancient warrior queen, both wear pieces of their ancestor’s alien-made armor that protects them even from nuclear weapons. Nina has envied her brother since her childhood. She wants to destroy him and his lover and fellow fighter, Vesna. Andrey loves his sister but is ready to sacrifice her to overthrow his country’s murderous Troika regime.
The Armor Thieves is a mysterious romp through a future state with totalitarian tendencies that reads like the love child of Minecraft and Das Kapital.
—Leslie What, Nebula Award winner, Oregon Book Award finalist