Of Mortal Creatures

Of Mortal Creatures Burned from Earth and the colonies by a ruthless enemy mankind is believed extinct Yet in the centuries since the destruction two pockets of humanity still cling to life One is a colonist expedition

  • Title: Of Mortal Creatures
  • Author: F. Allen Farnham
  • ISBN: 9780982711651
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Paperback
  • Burned from Earth and the colonies by a ruthless enemy, mankind is believed extinct Yet in the centuries since the destruction, two pockets of humanity still cling to life One is a colonist expedition, plodding through space with the thinnest hope of finding a new world to settle The other is the remnant of a black budget genetic research facility a Cadre of enhanced anBurned from Earth and the colonies by a ruthless enemy, mankind is believed extinct Yet in the centuries since the destruction, two pockets of humanity still cling to life One is a colonist expedition, plodding through space with the thinnest hope of finding a new world to settle The other is the remnant of a black budget genetic research facility a Cadre of enhanced and fanatical soldiers who prey upon the enemy in stealthy ambushes When the colony ship Europa wanders near to Cadre space, Cadre Operators Thompson, Maiella, and Argo storm aboard, believing it to be an enemy vessel rich with supplies Once the smoke clears, the trio confronts their killing of seventeen human lives In a time where all mankind number fewer than two thousand souls, taking human life is the Cadre s only unforgivable crime Soured by a violent introduction, the two societies try to blend Colonists need the protection the Cadre can provide The Cadre needs the life preserving machines and resources packed aboard the Europa But after centuries on their own, the two groups are as alien to one another as the hated Blueskins Terrified of the Cadre s fearsome abilities, the Colonists struggle to maintain their independence and authority Irritated by the Colonists vestigial esteem of the individual, the Cadre bristles against irreconcilable demands of liberty and self determination Argo, Thompson, and Maiella find themselves squarely in the middle, feared by the Colonists and reviled by the Cadre for their crimes For Argo, nothing matters than regaining is honored place in the Cadre s Operator Corps For Maiella, her experiences have pried open her mind to the idea that there is something greater than both the Cadre and the Colonists that must be served But Thompson has not yet faced his demons from the Europa disaster He must decide where his loyalties lie, and quickly, because the enemy has become seasoned by the Cadre s attacks, and the fire storm caused by his last mission is about to catch up with them all Of Mortal Creatures is the fourth installment of the Angry Ghosts series, picking up immediately after The Exhausted Dead.

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