By Dave Wolverton, David Farland
While Gallen O'Day is employed as a bodyguard to escort a tender girl during the woods to the forbidden ruins at Geata Na Chruinn, it sort of feels like a typical job--but all too quickly, he unearths himself fleeing for his existence from creatures that appear like escapees from a nightmare--the alien dronon, led by means of their golden queen.
With his ally, a genetically engineered conversing undergo named Orick, and his female friend Maggie, Gallen quickly unearths himself tangled in an interstellar conflict that he by no means knew existed, racing throughout a number of worlds, faced by means of a destiny in contrast to any that he had ever imagined.
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But Liberty’s devotion is somewhat . . conditional. After what’s happened recently, I wanted to take a few moments and speak to those who are more—let us say, in sync with my ideals. I wanted to thank you. Both of you. Things lie ahead and—well, no one knows the hour of his passing. It’s more important than ever that we stay united. ” He smiled, the neatly trimmed black-and-white beard parting to reveal white teeth. ” Jim had thought he was a jaded cynic. But at Mengsk’s words, he actually blushed.
And what I don’t believe in . . ” He stabbed a finger down, and the image disappeared. A light began to flash almost immediately, indicating that Arcturus wanted to have the last word, but Valerian was done. Behind him, the White Star, having shaken itself mostly free of the zerg, moved slowly around to fire on one of the ships trailing the Bucephalus. It landed a perfect hit on the Patroclus, and more red-orange death sprang up. Two battlecruisers, then. Two of the twenty-five that had accompanied Valerian would be able to make the jump with him.
The Bucephalus and a single other vessel of the “fleet” were all that accompanied the Hyperion as it fled to its next brief respite. Anger burned, cold and seething, in Valerian’s gut. He punched a button. ” “I did, and I’m right sorry about it,” came Raynor’s voice. It was laced with genuine sympathy. ” “I agree, but I know that Swann and his team are working as fast as they possibly can. Judging by the last time, we’ve got about fifteen minutes or less before your dad finds us again, assuming that Swann hasn’t gotten all the bugs yet.