Book 2 of Saga of Seven Suns. The story develops as does the intrigue. A seemingly invincible race of, previously hidden, aliens now control the galaxy and each race while struggling for survival tries to turn the situation to their own advantage.
It has been five years since humanity's heady expansion among the stars came to an abrupt, and violent, halt. The emergence of the Hydrogues, an immensely powerful alien race dwelling within gas-giant planets, has placed the scattered colonies of the Terran Hanseatic League in jeopardy. With space travel heavily curtailed, and supplies of fuel dwindling, young King Peter and Chairman Basil Wenceslas, the harsh power behind the throne, have no choice but to impose strict rationing.
But the Hydrogues are not the only enemies of humanity. The scheming Mage-Imperator, leader of the ancient Ildiran Empire, attempts to forge tangled alliances among all combatants in order to protect his failing civilization. The mysterious Klikiss robots, only remnants of an extinct race, continue to work their sinister plans while pretending to be friends and advisors to the Hanseatic League.
And archaeologists Margaret and Louis Colicos -- whose discovery of an ancient alien weapon accidentally triggered the Hydrogue conflict -- have vanished on the abandoned world of Rheindic Co. Rlinda Kett and Davlin Lotze, sent to investigate the disappearance, soon realise that the Colicos' discoveries may lead to an incredible new way to travel between worlds...or to the awakening of enemies even more fearsome than the Hydrogues. Something of inestimable power must have been required to destroy the Klikiss race.
|Publication date:||7th June 2004|
|Author:||Kevin J Anderson|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Primary Genre||Science Fiction|
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‘Weaves action, romance and science with a rousing plot reflecting the classics of the Science Fiction of Arthur C Clarke and Frank Herbert with some glossy cinematic influences of Lucas and Spielberg’ – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
‘Space opera on a grand scale. Anderson has created a fully independent and richly conceived venue for his personal brand of space opera’ – SCIFI.COM
‘A rip-roaring space opera full of treachery, mystery, adventure, intrigue, suspense, aliens, super science, space travel, and just about everything else you can imagine’ – CHRONICLE
Kevin J. Anderson has over 16 million books in print in 29 languages worldwide. He is the author of the X-FILES novels GROUND ZERO (number 1 bestseller in THE TIMES, and voted Best SF Novel of the Year by SFX magazine), RUINS and ANTIBODIES, as well as the JEDI ACADEMY trilogy of STAR WARS novels - the three bestselling SF novels of 1994. He has also written the international bestselling prequels to Frank Herbert's monumental DUNE series, with Frank's son, Brian Herbert.He has won, or been nominated for, the Nebula Award, Bram Stoker Award, Reader's Choce Award from the ...More About Kevin J Anderson