By Michael A. Stackpole
During this epic of unsurpassed motion and mind's eye, Michael Stackpole is helping to release a thrilling new period in celebrity Wars® heritage. ONSLAUGHT pits the battle-tested heroes of the past--Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Leia Organa Solo--along with the subsequent iteration of Jedi and droids, opposed to fearsome never-before-encountered enemies from past the galactic rim . . .
It is a dangerous time for the hot Republic. simply while solidarity is required so much, distrust is at the upward push. Even the Jedi consider the stress, as rogue components insurgent opposed to Luke's management. whilst alien invaders often called the Yunnan Vong strike unexpectedly, the recent Republic is thrown at the shielding. cruel warriors, the Yunnan Vong glory in torture. Their expertise is as unusual because it is lethal. so much ominous of all, they're impervious to the Force.
Now Luke needs to wield all of the extraordinary powers of a Jedi grasp to defeat the gravest probability considering the fact that Darth Vader. As Leia and Gavin Darklighter lead determined refugees in a scuffling with retreat from Yunnan Vong forces, Mara Jade, Anakin, Jacen, and Corran Horn locate themselves verified as by no means earlier than by way of a faceless, implacable foe made up our minds to smother the sunshine of the recent Republic perpetually underneath a shroud of darkest evil . . .
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The problem was . . "That's not even a skeleton," Helen said finally. J. said. "I know there was a lot of squiddage back then. Squids with shells, if I remember right. " Joe frowned. " He sketched an elongated oval in the air. "Those could be tentacles, sort of. I only see three of them, though. " "A lot shorter, though," Helen pointed out. "And much of the rest looks like it is a skeleton. Well, sort of. Weird though it is, that part here, near the longer, um, tentacles, looks like a skull to me, and it's attached to these other parts.
Helen turned to Carter. "What do you think, Sean? " "It certainly can't hurt," he replied, scratching his cheek. "And it's easy to justify, if he'll do it for a reasonable fee. If you know the disposition of the fossils ahead of time, it's far easier—which means cheaper in the long run—to do a major dig. " Helen nodded. "Call up your whiz kid, Joe. Tell him he's got the chance of a lifetime here. " Chapter 3 The black and silver helicopter wailed to a landing at the end of the arroyo. As the blades slowed to a visible speed, the rear cargo door opened and a tall man hopped out.
That was no surprise. If Helen had the reputation for being a fanatically careful field worker, Sean Carter's reputation for obsessive attention to detail made her look like a dilettante. Carter never missed a single clue in the study of a fossil. There had been one wag a number of years before who had jested that Carter could probably visualize the entirety of the Cretaceous in toto from a single bone. What he was seeing in this death scene bothered him more and more. She could see his brow wrinkling so it looked like he was in actual pain.