Author Interview with Dan O’Brien, author of Sixth Prime



A war brews as a galaxy struggles to maintain a peace treaty signed in haste. The Commonwealth boasts sprawling cities built upon slums. The Sovereignty has placed the yoke of industry upon its citizens. Sixteen men and women are connected in a way they cannot yet understand. A murder of a prominent artist begins a chain of events that will ultimately determine the fate of the universe.

Only thirteen will remain.

In the end, there can be only one Prime.

Are you a Prime?

Can you tell us about your book, Sixth Prime, in 40 words or less?

Dynamic characters. A sweeping space opera. Your next book obsession.

What was your favorite scene to write?

My favorite scene to write was actually the opening chapter, which involves an inciting murder that drives the book forward. People loved it when I first posted it to my blog. Want to take a look?

Do you have a favorite quote from the book?

I do: Form became figure, a vast mass that pulsed and slumbered. The ego called Ale drifted into the bulkhead of the cosmos.


Sixth Prime is the first in a six-part series.

What theme song would you give Sixth Prime?

The XX “Intro”

What do you hope that readers take away from Sixth Prime?

That I answered questions I posed in the beginning of the book in a satisfying way, but also built characters that are going somewhere; that they will want to see what happens next.

Are you currently working on anything else?

I am currently working on the next book in the series, Fifth Prime, and the next Lauren Westlake book.

What is the best book you’ve read recently?

I re-read Les Miserables (my favorite book) last month.

rustic-author-danDan O’Brien has written over 50 books, including the bestselling Bitten (which was featured on Conversations Book Club’s Top 100 novels of 2012). Before starting Amalgam, he was the senior editor and marketing director for an international magazine. In addition, he has spent over a decade in the publishing industry as a freelance editor. You can learn more about his literary and publishing consulting business by visiting his website at: