New PDF release: Ancient Shores (Ancient Shores, Book 1)

By Jack McDevitt

ISBN-10: 0061802107

ISBN-13: 9780061802102

November 2007 Retail ePub

It became up in a North Dakota wheat box: a triangle, like a shark's fin, sticking up from the black loam. Tom Lasker did what any farmer might have performed. He dug it up. And came across a ship, made from a fiberglass-like fabric with an totally most unlikely atomic quantity. What it was once doing buried less than a dozen ft of prairie soil thousand miles from any ocean, nobody knew. actual, Tom Lasker's wheat box had as soon as been at the coastline of a superb inland sea, yet that used to be decades in the past -- 10000 years ago.A go back to technology fiction on a grand scale, corresponding to the easiest of Heinlein, Simak, and Clarke, old beaches is the main bold and interesting SF triumph of the last decade, a daring speculative experience that doesn't scale back from the large questions -- and the massive solutions.

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His fists encased in baroque gauntlets, Zadkiel gripped the edge of the lectern and assumed an insistent posture. He wore his full battle armour, a fledging suit of crimson ceramite yet to bear the scars of conflict. Replete with the horns of Colchis, in honour of the primarch’s home world and the symbol of a proud and distinguished heritage, it represented the new era of which Zadkiel spoke. The Word Bearers Legion had been denied their true nature for too long. Now, they had shed the simulacra of obedience and capitulation, the trappings of compromise and denial.

Even without the injury, his granite slab of a face would have made him a figure of fear even among his fellow Word Bearers. This was Baelanos, assault-captain and Zadkiel’s private terror weapon. A potent warrior, Baelanos lacked imagination, which made him the perfect follower in Zadkiel’s eyes. He was obedient, deadly and fiercely loyal, all fine qualities in an underling. ‘As do we all,’ Ikthalon interjected blithely. Another Astartes, Ikthalon was a company chaplain, demagogue and expert torturer.

As the flames of war spread through the Imperium, mankind’s champions will all be put to the ultimate test. CONTENTS DRAMATIS PERSONAE ONE TWO THREE FOUR FIVE SIX SEVEN EIGHT NINE TEN ELEVEN TWELVE THIRTEEN FOURTEEN FIFTEEN SIXTEEN SEVENTEEN EIGHTEEN NINETEEN TWENTY TWENTY-ONE DRAMATIS PERSONAE The Ultramarines Legion CESTUS, Brother-captain and fleet commander, 7th Company ANTIGES, Honour Guard, Battle-brother SAPHRAX, Honour Guard, Standard Bearer LAERADIS, Honour Guard, Apothecary The Word Bearers Legion ZADKIEL, Fleet Captain, Furious Abyss BAELANOS, Assault-captain, Furious Abyss IKTHALON, Brother-Chaplain, Furious Abyss RESKIEL, Sergeant-commander, Furious Abyss MALFORIAN, Weapon Master, Furious Abyss ULTIS, Battle-brother The Mechanicum of Mars KELBOR-HAL, Fabricator General GUREOD, Magos, Furious Abyss The Space Wolves Legion BRYNNGAR, Captain RUJVELD, Battle-brother The Thousand Sons Legion MHOTEP, Brother-sergeant and fleet captain, Waning Moon The World Eaters Legion SKRAAL, Brother-captain The Saturnine Fleet KAMINSKA, Rear Admiral, Wrathful VENKMYER, Helmsmistress, Wrathful ORCADUS, Principal Navigator, Wrathful ONE Bearers of the Word Let slip our cloaks The death of Cruithne OLYMPUS MONS BURNED bright and spat a plume of fire into the sky.

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