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By Timothy Zahn

Timothy Zahn, Hugo Award-winning writer of the recent York instances best-selling megastar Wars trilogy, blazes a fabulous new course around the sky in an epic unique novel of star-spanning motion event, secret and intrigue. an extended period of peace and prosperity within the interstellar Commonwealth has all at once come to an finish. 4 alien starships of unknown foundation have attacked, with no provocation, an eight-ship Peacemaker activity strength, totally destroying it in six savage mins. The experts declare there have been no survivors. yet Lord Stewart Cavanaugh, a former member of Parliament, has discovered via again channels that one guy can have survived to be captured via the extraterrestrial beings: his son, Commander Pheylan Cavanaugh. A large-scale invasion seems to be approaching, and the strictest safety features are in influence . . . measures that Lord Cavanaugh has no selection yet to defy. He recruits Adam Quinn, who as soon as flew with the elite Copperheads--fighter pilots whose minds are actually one with their machines--to rescue his son. Quinn assembles a crack strength of Copperheads to thieve out of the Commonwealth safeguard quarter and take hold of Pheylan Cavanaugh from the conquerors. looking on the end result, Quinn and his males will retum domestic as heroes or because the galaxy's such a lot despised traitors--if they arrive domestic in any respect.

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With a satisfied grunt, Vulcan the Smith took up his log again. One final time he paused, looking up at what could be seen from here of the day's clear sky- only a narrow tracery of blue. Then he went quickly on his way. When he pushed one end of his log into the roaring chimney, the earthfire caught promptly and deeply in the wood. The log became a blazing torch when the Smith pulled it back from the inferno-fissure and tossed it spinning in the shadowed air. Its rosin popped and snapped with hot, perfumed combustion.

In some of the stories the Emperor was fond of pointless riddles. (And what if they had chosen not to follow Vulcan's call? ) And in some of the stories he played practical jokes, some of which were appreciated as clever, by those who liked such things. There was also a proverbial sense, in which an illegitimate child of an unknown father, or anyone whose luck had run out, was spoken of as a child of the Emperor. a ~. - have ... no, she was drugged, not thinking clearly. The ave * Duke-or whoever it had been-had been young, and he had certainly not worn the Emperor's clown mask.

Then he grabbed the upper end of the bundle firmly in his large fist, and raised it in the air and shook it, so that the rough wrappings fell free except where his grip had caught them. People on all sides were turning to look. The blade was a full meter long, and straight as an arrow, with lightly fluted sides. Both edges keened down to perfect lines, invisibly sharp. "What? Who?... " Mala could only stumble help- lessly. " Jord's voice was rough and bitter. "This is for me, and for my son after me.

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